Ahmedabad: The first ever Common Facility
Centre for the gems and jewellery trade was inaugurated by Mrs. Rita Teaotia,
Hon'ble Commerce Secretary, Government of India at Visnagar in Gujarat
Mumbai: The second and concluding day of
Design Inspirations, GJEPC's annual seminar on design and trend forecasting,
continued February 10 with the focus on the challenges of creating and
marketing jewellery to the millennial generation. A range of speakers both from
within the trade and outside shared their insights on a theme that has been
much discussed over the last few years.
Beijing: Chow Tai Fook's sales from the
mainland outperformed those in Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year holiday
period. Retail revenue from mainland China jumped 4 percent during January 14
to February 3, which covers the two-week run-up to the festival and the first
seven days of the New Year. Same-store sales rose 1 percent as reported in
Moscow: Jewellery Group Smolensk Diamonds
has won two awards at a prestigious international jewellery exhibition JUNWEХ
PETERSBURG 2017 which took place from February 1 to 5 in St. Petersburg.
Antwerp: The Diamond Development Initiative
(DDI) is pleased to acknowledge a contribution from the Antwerp World Diamond
Centre (AWDC) in support of its efforts to transform the artisanal and
small-scale mining sector, improve the conditions of artisanal diamond miners
and their families and to promote responsible sourcing.
Antwerp: Firestone Diamonds reported strong
demand for higher-quality diamonds at its debut sale of rough from the
Liqhobong mine in Lesotho. However, weaker market conditions dented prices for
Ramat Gan: The Sixth International Diamond
Week in Israel (IDWI) opened today to a packed trading hall at the Israel
Diamond Exchange (IDE), with the participation of some 400 buyers from 30
countries, and over 200 diamond companies exhibiting from Israel and abroad.
The festive opening ceremony included speeches by Israel Minister of Tourism
Yariv Levin, Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov, IDE President Yoram Dvash, Israel
Diamond Institute Chairman Shmuel Schnitzer, Diamond Dealers Club Reuven
Kaufman and other diamond leaders.
Milan: The six CIBJO Blue Books are
definitive sets of grading standards and nomenclature for diamonds, coloured
gemstones, pearls, coral, precious metals, and gemmological laboratories. They
are compiled and then are consistently reviewed and updated by the relevant
CIBJO Commissions, whose members include representatives of trade organisations
and laboratories active in the respective areas of the industry. In the almost
complete absence of jewellery industry standards endorsed by the International
Standards Organisation (ISO), the CIBJO Blue Books are the most widely accepted
set of globally accepted standards.
Mumbai: CaratLane, India's leading
omni-channel jeweller has opened its 1st store in Mumbai, at High Street
Phoenix, Lower Parel. For a brand that’s on a mission to democratize access to
jewellery, this store launch, the 15th in the country, is another step forward
in expanding its retail footprint and making its jewellery more accessible.
Cape Town: The
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced 13.5 million carats in 2016
compared with 15.8 million carats, a year earlier.
by the country’s Centre for Expertise, Appraisal and Certificate (CEEC) at the
ongoing Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, showed that last
year’s output was the lowest since 2007, the year it was readmitted to the
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