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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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BDB’s ‘Bharat Diamond Week’ & GJEPC’s ‘India Diamond Week’ to be held simultaneously next week

07 october 2019

The Bharat Diamond Week takes place at the bourse from October 14 to 16, while the GJEPC will be holding its 3rd India Diamond Week Buyer-Seller Meet in Mumbai from October 15-17. According to The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will get more opportunities to sell diamonds because the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council's (GJEPC) has organized the Buyer-Seller Meet during the same time as the Bharat Diamond Week (BDW).
Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week, said: "I compliment GJEPC for organising the buyers-sellers meet at the same time. This week of events will create more activity which will be to the benefit of the entire Indian diamond industry. The GJEPC event will help all our diamantaires, and especially the SMEs, who need assistance at this challenging time. "I am sure that these two special events, taking place at more or less the same time, will create a great deal of excitement and many business opportunities. We are delighted to welcome all GJEPC guests to the Bharat Diamond Bourse. Their entry to Bharat Diamond Week will be smoothly organised." 
BDB President Anoop Mehta is also upbeat about the two large events taking place in Mumbai. "The Bharat Diamond Bourse and the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council are the two largest and most important organisations representing our trade in India and promoting it abroad. I am very happy that these two events will be taking place during the same week,” said Mehta.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished