Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Jewellery stocks up in India in anticipation of good festive season

26 december 2014

Share price of gems and jewellery companies shot up by 7 per cent at the beginning of this week due to estimates of an improvement in margins this festive season. While share price of Gitanjali Gems shot up by 7.39 per cent to Rs 55.25 apiece, that of Shantivijay Jewels jumped 4.93 per cent to Rs 61.75 apiece. Leading players in this sector, Rajesh Exporters and Shrenuj & Co also reported a jump in their share prices.
The gold supply pressure has eased as the Indian government in November 2014 withdrew 80:20 scheme under which a fifth of imported gold was made mandatory to supply to jewellery exporters. While domestic market is doing well, jewellers are getting positive indications from global markets as well.

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