Stephan Wolzok: When we’re all able to go back to our “normal” lives, then the market will do the same

Rubel & Ménasché, the well-known Paris-based diamond company, has been supplying the jewelry houses of Place Vendôme with high-end small goods for over 50 years. The company has been granted European Commission “Authorized Economic Operator” (AEO)...

03 may 2021

Advanced Diamond Online Academy - how Branko Deljanin raises awareness among industry professionals

The intercontinental diamond educational web series, launched by BrankoGems Advanced Diamond Online Academy, premiered on April 9, 2021. A special course, created for diamond professionals, aims to raise awareness among industry players on diamonds...

26 april 2021

Igor Kevchenkov - “The things that will survive us”

Igor Kevchenkov, Director General of ‘Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya (Russian Jewellery Company) No. 1’, one of the seasoned professionals in the jewellery industry due to many years of experience, answered the questions about the state of the...

19 april 2021

Gold brings stability, acts as insurance, and generates higher risk-adjusted returns especially in times of heightened uncertainty

Somasundaram PR (Som) joined the World Gold Council in January 2013, as Managing Director, India. Based in Mumbai, Som is responsible for leading the World Gold Council's activities across the Indian gold market. Som has over 27 years of...

12 april 2021

Flun Gumerov - “I think that a diamond is a unique gift from nature. A synthetic diamond is a man-made imitation of the gift of nature”

Flun Gumerov, Chairman of the Council of the “Jewellers Guild of Russia” Association and the founder of Almaz-Holding, told Rough&Polished about what is new in the legislation relating to the jewellery production and trade, about the sentiments at the...

05 april 2021

India’s gem and jewellery exports decline by 28.46% in FY ’20 – ‘21

14 april 2021
A decline of 28.46% to $ 25.31 bn is seen in the overall exports of gem and jewellery in FY 2020-21 compared to $ 35.37 bn in the fiscal year 2019-20 as per the data issued by The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
However, the exports in the Q4 of the financial year ended March 31st, 2021 indicates an increase of over 12.73% as compared to Q4 figures of last year.
Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “The impact of COVID could have been severe, but I acknowledge the support extended by the Central and State Govt. provided through timely relief measures and policy reforms. GJEPC’s virtual trade shows played a significant role in the recovery of exports in 2020-21. Virtual trade shows and e-commerce will continue to be the business growth drivers in 2021-2022.”

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