High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

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Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

India and China sign two MOU’s in Shanghai

08 november 2019
The signing of two MOUs in Shanghai today, on the sidelines of the 2nd China International Import Expo which was inaugurated by Chinese President, Mr Xi Jinping, marks a big step in efforts to boost cooperation and collaboration between different segments of the gems and jewellery industries of India and China and was a historic moment for both sides, as reported in gjepc.org.

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While one MOU was exchanged between The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the China Gem and Jade Exchange, the other was between the Gemmological Institute of India (GII), a project of GJEPC and the National Gemstone Testing Centre of China.
The first agreement aims to provide a cooperation framework to co-design cooperative plans and to conduct cooperation in the field of promotion of international trading of coloured stones and jewellery. The two organisations will set up an information exchange mechanism, jointly organize buyer-sellers meets (BSM), seminars, exhibitions, buyers group delegations and/or suppliers group activities, etc and conduct capacity building activities including personnel & professional exchange, visiting activities and training programmes.
Under the MOU, the two sides will also continue ongoing work for development of an instrument for diamond grading and a method, and eventually a color grading instrument, after conducting sufficient measurements. They will also jointly explore development of other types of jewellery-related instruments.

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