Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

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