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...

25 october 2021

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

Colin Shah elected Chairman, Vipul Shah as Vice Chairman of GJEPC for 2020-22

17 june 2020
The new Committee of Administration (CoA) of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council for the term 2020-22 was announced on 9 June following the declaration of results of the elections held through an online voting process from March 20 to 26, 2020.
Colin Shah, the previous Vice Chairman will assume the role of Chairman for the new term and Vipul P. Shah, a former GJEPC Chairman, will take over the position of Vice Chairman.

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                         Colin Shah                                                                     Vipul P. Shah          Image credit: GJEPC


Heads of the Diamond Panel, Gold Jewellery Panel & Other Precious Metal Jewellery Panel - (SEZ Category); Coloured Gemstones Panel & Pearls Panel, Silver Jewellery Panel; Synthetic Stones/Costume Fashion Jewellery & Sales to Foreign Tourist Panel; as well as 5 Regional Chairmen were also elected or re-elected unopposed or through polling to positions in the CoA.

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