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Gem and Jewellery institutes coming together under one umbrella to form Asia-Pacific Gemstone and Technology Standardisation Alliance (AGA).

Gem and Jewellery institutes coming together under one umbrella to form Asia-Pacific Gemstone and Technology Standardisation Alliance (AGA).

Wan Chai, Hong Kong, February 27, 2019:   NGTC is organising  a  half day open Forum meeting  Win-Win on 28th afternoon with CIBJO, GIT, GII, CGL, DFHK, GHK and HKIG as corganisers. NGTC  invited many experts from many institutes to talk or present views in Win-Win. For the first time, an effort is being made  to bring Asia-pacific countries under one umbrella. The idea was seeded through bilateral meetings between NGTC and GII, and is progressively evolving. This meeting consists of  three sessions and each session begins with a lead invited talk followed by panel discussion. The topics of lead talks in the three session are 1. Challenges of Interntional Trade, 2. Uniform rules and International Jewellery Industry and 3. Prospects for International standardisation in Asia-pacific and China. Besides, panelists will cover various areas that are of current concern like trade discipline, consumer confidence, technical barriers to trade, laboratory standards, gemological research, harmonisation of protocols, protection of  consumer interest and specific measures, in the three sessions.  Shri Bakul R Mehta, Chairman. GII will present his views on “The challenges of international Jewellery Trade”as an invited speaker In the first session .  Dr. M.D. Sastry and Dr. A.V.R. Reddy of GII are invited experts to express views in various panel discussions.  


GSI TO OFFER DIAMOND TESTING AND SCREENING FOR UNDISCLOSED DIAMOND JEWELRY

GSI TO OFFER DIAMOND TESTING AND SCREENING FOR UNDISCLOSED DIAMOND JEWELRY

AT THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW, FEB. 28 – MAR 4.

Hall 5B – Booth D38

Testing and screening in high demand at GSI’s new Hong Kong facility

NEW YORK, February 26, 2019 – GSI, one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, will provide diamond testing and screening for jewelry manufacturers and retailers at its booth during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.


Gemological Science International (GSI) Announces Its Dubai Laboratory EIAC Accreditation

Gemological Science International (GSI) Announces Its Dubai Laboratory EIAC Accreditation

New York, New York February 8, 2019 – Gemological Science International (GSI) announced today that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) approved GSI’s Dubai laboratory accreditation. The accreditation is valid not only in Dubai where the GSI laboratory is located, but in all seven United Arab Emirates. GSI is the first and the only international gemological laboratory to achieve this accreditation. This accreditation upholds GSI's commitment to professional integrity, transparency and forward looking processes and procedures


“MAHIRA” is a bridal jewelry initiative by Mahabir Danwar Jewellers, Kolkata

“MAHIRA” is a bridal jewelry initiative by Mahabir Danwar Jewellers, Kolkata

 Mahabir Danwar Jewellers, Kolkata was founded by Late Shri Mahabir Prasad Soni in 1970 and is currently being managed by his son, Shri Binod Kumar Soni and grandsons Shri Vijay, Shri Arvind, Shri Amit and Shri Sandeep. MDJ is engaged in manufacturing, wholesale and retail of exquisite handcrafted Diamond, Polki-Jadau & Antique Gold designer jewelry. MDJ has worked hard to achieve its vision of being the preferred family jeweler for wedding occasions and festivities and has “MAHIRA” The Bridal Jewellery Couture catering to specific needs of the modern Indian Bride & Groom.


 

Swarovski’s other branding partners at the BIJS 2019 were  Zar Jewels | Pure Platinum | Gunjan Jewels

Swarovski’s other branding partners at the BIJS 2019 were Zar Jewels | Pure Platinum | Gunjan Jewels

Zar gets its name from the Sanskrit word that means treasure. It denotes the untainted gold which sprawls across positivity and lightens up the path for eternity. Zar has a long legacy to create magnetic beauty and a dream to build a magic land of gold ornaments. The beginning of this journey rewinds to the year 1950 with Gurmukhdas Takhtani’s vision to create ageless exquisiteness of gold. We pay a tribute to the fineness of the metal by putting layers of elegance and detailing to bring out the most mesmerizing designs exclusively set with SWAROVSKI® ZIRCONIA. Along with quintessential bangles, Zar also excels in creating karas and bracelets created with SWAROVSKI® ZIRCONIA. Witness the majestic history of our royalty unfolds in front of your eyes. The supreme collection is made alive straight from the pages of antiquity. The brand prides itself on the superior finish it provides to each piece of jewelry. The number of quality checks every ornament goes through makes sure the excellence in quality is always high.


YUG by Tanvi Gold cast launched exclusive collection embellished with Zirconia from Swarovski

YUG by Tanvi Gold cast launched exclusive collection embellished with Zirconia from Swarovski

YUG by Tanvi Gold Cast launched exclusive collection embellished with Zirconia from Swarovski at the BIJS 2019.

The collection was launched by guest of honour Mr Shankar Sen - SENCO Gold, Mr. Anantha Padmanabhan - NAC Jewellers, Mr. Nitin Khandelwal - Khandelwal Jewellers, Mr. Pramod Duggar - Indian Gems & Jewellery, Mr. Fatehchand Ranka - Ranka Jewellers, Mr. Ashok Bengani, Mr Rajendra Jain SWAROVSKI GEMSTONES and Mr Bipin Viradiya from YUG.


ANMOL JEWELLERS HYD launched Chokar collection set with Zirconia from Swarovski

ANMOL JEWELLERS HYD launched Chokar collection set with Zirconia from Swarovski

4th January 2019, ANMOL JEWELLERS HYD launched exclusive Chokar collection set with Zirconia from Swarovski at the BIJS 2019.

The collection was launched by guest of honor Mr Shankar Sen from SENCO Gold, Mr. Anantha Padmanabhan - NAC Jewellers, Mr. Pramod Duggar - Indian Gems & Jewellery, Mr. Ashok Bengani, Mr Rajendra Jain SWAROVSKI GEMSTONES and Mr Mahendra Tayal from Anmol Jewellers.


The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace  Opens in Hong Kong in late February 2019

The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Opens in Hong Kong in late February 2019

Jewellery Show and Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show

Brighten Businesses

 

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage the 6th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show from 26 February to 2 March 2019 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, and the 36th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show from 28 February to 4 March 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The twin shows anticipate a total of more than 4,550 exhibitors across the globe, forming the world’s largest jewellery marketplace for traders to tap into global markets. In 2018, the shows attracted about 87,000 leading buyers from 145 countries and regions.

 




Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments

Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments

With a view to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion through digitisation, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to constitute a High-Level Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments. The composition of the Committee is under the chairmanship of Shri Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman- Unique Identification Authority of India.

 

The Terms of Reference of the Committee are, a: To review the existing status of digitisation of payments in the country, identify the current gaps in the ecosystem and suggest ways to bridge them; b: To assess the current levels of digital payments in financial inclusion.

 


Lucara outlook 2019 announced

Lucara outlook 2019 announced

Lucara Diamond announced its outlook for 2019 and said; revenue is forecast to be between $170 million and $200 million!

 

Karowe 2019 operating cash costs are forecast to be around $32.00 - $37.00 per tonne processed, significantly lower than in 2018, where the operating cash cost per tonne processed is expected to be between $38.00 and $42.00. The completion of a Feasibility Study for underground mine advancement is a key focus for this year, with a 2019 budget of $14.8 million to complete geotechnical and hydro geological drilling programs, economic and other studies which started in 2018.

 


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