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SSEF Launches Pearlscan

SSEF Launches Pearlscan

Basel: The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF is introducing to the market a new system for scanning both single and multi-strand pearl necklaces. Called PearlScan®, it can count large quantities of pearls on strands, and measure their dimensions. Consisting of an A4 scanner, computer and proprietary software, the system offers the pearl industry a new and efficient way of documenting pearl necklaces.


DPA’s India Campaign to Unveil in IIJS 2017

DPA’s India Campaign to Unveil in IIJS 2017

Mumbai: The first ever generic diamond promotion campaign in over a decade launched by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) in 2016, and the organisation’s plans to drive demand for diamonds especially among the millennial consumers, occupied centre stage at the session on Marketing during Day 2 of the GJEPC’s Mines to Market conference in Mumbai.


PNG Jewellers’ Silver Jubilee store in New Jersey

PNG Jewellers’ Silver Jubilee store in New Jersey

Mumbai: PNG Jewellers has launched its third store in New Jersey, United States of America on 18th March, 2017. The store was inaugurated by Bollywood diva Raveena Tandon in presence of Mr. Saurabh Gadgil - Chairman & Managing Director and other renowned dignitaries.


EU Draft Law on Minerals from Conflict Areas Approved

EU Draft Law on Minerals from Conflict Areas Approved

The European Parliament approved last Thursday a EU draft law, which provides for mandatory due diligence evaluation of companies trading in certain minerals imported from conflict zones or high risk areas.

CARAT+ Teams with Bond Girl & Rapaport

CARAT+ Teams with Bond Girl & Rapaport

Antwerp: Organizers of the CARAT+ "Diamond Event" trade show to be held in Antwerp from May 7 - 9 have announced an agreement with "Bond Girl" Caterina Murino (Casino Royale, 2006) to be a guest of honor, and has announced an exclusive media partnership with The Rapaport Group. Murino, playing the sultry Solange Dimitrios, became the 71st member of one of the most celebrated and exclusive clubs in movie history, known as "the Bond Girls". She will make, "a red-carpet entry to the show on the evening of Sunday May 7th." The Rapaport Group will cover the show through its publications and news service, both online and in print. RapNet will also provide its Show Listings tool for the event, enabling buyers to find diamonds and suppliers at CARAT+. Exhibitors will be able to upload their diamonds in advance or at the show, making themselves and their diamonds easy to find. For buyers, RapNet Show Listings is free to search so that diamonds and suppliers can be found ahead of time.


India’s February Polished Diamond Exports up 3%

India’s February Polished Diamond Exports up 3%

Mumbai: India's exports of cut and polished diamonds recorded at $ 2.41 bn in Feb. 2017 as compared to the US$ 2.34 bn in the same month in Feb.2016, a rise of 3.27%, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).


Narendra Modi Encourages Industry to Achieve Greater Heights

Narendra Modi Encourages Industry to Achieve Greater Heights

Mumbai: India’s gem and jewellery industry must adapt to consumers’ heightened desire for custom-made products in order to grow the sector, the nation’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the international and Indian diamond fraternity through video conferencing from New Delhi Sunday night.


Mines to Market Discusses Various Issues on Day-1

Mines to Market Discusses Various Issues on Day-1

Mumbai: India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) that is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year, had organised international diamond conference ‘Mines to Market’ on 19th & 20th March in Mumbai.




43rd IGJ Awards (2016) Distributed by GJEPC

43rd IGJ Awards (2016) Distributed by GJEPC

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis graced the 43rd India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA 2016) hosted by Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and powered by GIA to recognise and reward star performers of the Indian gem and jewellery sector. As GJEPC celebrates its golden jubilee year, a total of 50 nomination awards and felicitation awards were given away at IGJA 2016. The event hosted by actors Sakshi Tanwar and Husain. Co-partners for the event were Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd. & Emerald Jewel Industry India.


Sierra Leone 706-Carat Diamond Unveiled

Sierra Leone 706-Carat Diamond Unveiled

Freetown: A photograph of the 706-carat diamond (previously reported as 709-ct.) discovered by a Christian pastor in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region has been published on The Republic of Sierra Leone's State House website. A local chief from Kono handed the stone to President Ernest Bai Koroma on behalf of Emmanuel Momoh who made the discovery. The government plans to auction it. An official statement says, “Underscored the importance of selling such a diamond here as it will clearly give the owners what is due them and benefit the country as a whole."


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