Academician Pokhilenko: The situation with rough diamonds in the Russian Federation will start changing for the worse as early as 2025

Nikolai Petrovich Pokhilenko, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Deputy Chairman of the Siberian Branch (SB) of the RAS, Scientific Director of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the SB of the RAS, is a prominent...

11 january 2021

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: For a creator, the quarantine is the time to work on future masterpieces

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a successful and internationally recognized jewellery designer. He received his academic art education in Kazan and moved to Moscow in the 1990s where he lives and works now. His brand, Ilgiz F., is well known among true connoisseurs...

04 january 2021

Botswana Diamonds keen to mine KX36 kimberlite if found commercial

Botswana Diamonds intends to mine the KX36 kimberlite, which it recently acquired from Petra Diamonds if found commercial. The high-grade KX36 kimberlite pipe is part of the three Prospecting Licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana...

28 december 2020

‘We expect to completely open the Bourse for business by Q1 of the Year 2022,’ assures Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman, SDB

Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman of the Surat Diamond Bourse, dreamed of building the world’s largest commercial building in Surat for the Indian diamond industry. He conceptualized the ‘Surat Diamond Bourse’ (SDB), which is set to redefine...

21 december 2020

An opportunity to show your products and occupy your niche

Recently, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace, appeared on the Russian jewellery market. Vladimir Pilyushin, one of the founders of GOLDNET.MARKET, editor-in-chief of the ‘Russkyi Yuvelir’ (Russian Jeweller) magazine...

14 december 2020

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.

                         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