Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

Surat and Jaipur SEZs & EPIP resume production; export shipment executed since 29 April

06 may 2020

A few gem and jewellery manufacturing units in the Surat SEZ ( Special Economic Zone) and in the Jaipur SEZs and Export Promotion Industrial Park ( EPIP) have resumed limited production observing all safeguards and other prescribed norms. 
A few units in Jaipur’s EPIP and SEZ Zone I & II have commenced production and exports from April 27, making them the first SEZ to start gem & jewellery production & exports from India after COVID 19 lockdown began.
Similarly, in Surat, eight units had started their operations in Surat SEZ, and the first 10 shipments have been exported from Surat Hira Bourse on April 29 with the Surat-Mumbai transhipment being done by flight.
The Gem & Jewlelery Export Promotion Council, in collaboration with SEEPZ Gem & Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association is actively following up with concerned government departments to enable units in the SEZ in Mumbai commence operations and exports from SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone) under the mandated guidelines of MHA and Govt of Maharashtra.

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