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CIBJO & UFBJOP announce strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 at VicenzaOro
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, is pleased to announce that CIBJO and UFBJOP have joined as affiliate members. CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) are pleased to announce they have become affiliate members
'Natural Diamond Council Names New Celebrity Ambassador, Lily James and Unveils Next Global Advertising Campaign'
The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) announces the imminent launch of its global advertising campaign with the sentiment: “To Treasure, Now and Forever” featuring the freshly appointed British actor, Lily James to Global Ambassador.
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today hosted the unveiling of one of the world’s largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamonds – the “Williamson Pink Star” – at the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE).
Construction of Mega Common Facility Centre[CFC] begins in SEEPZ
Mr Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, virtually conducted the Ground Breaking ceremony of the Mega Common Facilities Centre (CFC) Building at SEEPZ-SEZ, Andheri, Mumbai, on September 1, 2022. In his online address to the dignitaries and trade members present at the occasion, he said that it was indeed an honor to be present for this ceremony related to beginning of construction of the Mega CFC on the auspicious day during Ganeshotsav. This project will have the blessings
Dubai’s diamond industry and the three ‘c’s of community, collaboration, and climate
When inspecting the quality of diamonds, it is widely acknowledged to be aware of four key characteristics: cut, clarity, colour, and carat. In becoming a global centre, there are another three ‘c’s which have played an equally important role in Dubai’s meteoric growth and resilience in the sector: community, collaboration, and
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] members, employees sing National Anthem
The Government of Maharashtra on the occasion of the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations directed all government offices, members and employees of associations, and other entities to come together and unanimously sing the National Anthem as a concluding ceremony to the mammoth Independence celebrations that India and the world witnessed.
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] world’s largest Diamond Exchange celebrates India’s 75 Years of Independence with much Fanfare
H.E. Mr Frank Geerkens, Cosulte General of Belgium, H.E. Mr Agus P Saptono, Consulate General of Indonesia, H.E. Mr Zainal Azian Nadzir, Consulate General of Malaysia and Mrs Amruta Fadnavis wife of Mr Devendra Fadnavis, Dy Chief Minister Maharashtra state grace the grand occassion
IIJS Premiere 2022 Creates History - Records 50,000 Visitors; Expected to Generate Business Worth Rs. 50,000 Crore
The Gem & Jewllery Export Promotion Council’s flagship show IIJS Premiere held from 4th to 8th August in Mumbai saw a record number of visitors which will generate business worth Rs. 50000 Crore to exhibitors in the coming 4 – 6 months. The event was inaugurated on 4th August by Ms. Hema Malini, Member of Parliament, along with Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Vipul Shah,
Information about Eurobond coupon payments
PJSC ALROSA announces fulfilment of its Eurobond obligations in accordance with requirements of Russian legislation. As previously advised, as a result of the sanctions imposed on PJSC ALROSA (the "Company") and Alrosa Finance S.A., the issuer of two Note issues of Eurobonds in the amount of USD 500,000,000 each, maturing in 2024 and 2027,
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has confirmed its continued support for Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) as the official partner of its second edition to be held in February 2023.
Signet Jewelers Announces Strategic Acquisition of Blue Nile, Inc. and Updates FY23 Guidance
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet" or the "Company") (NYSE: SIG), the world's leading retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Nile, Inc. ("Blue Nile"), a leading online retailer of engagement rings and fine jewelry, for $360 million in an all cash transaction. Blue Nile delivered revenue
Lab grown diamonds are gaining more and more popularity across the globe with each passing day. While lab-grown diamonds are 100% real and more affordable option, the fact that these diamonds best align with the values of today’s consumer is what is setting them a league apart. Those opting for lab-grown diamonds are also making sure that they not
Deepika Padukone Graces GJEPC’s ‘Jewellers for Hope’ Charity Dinner
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organised the 7th edition of its charity dinner ‘Jewellers for Hope’ in association with World Gold Council and De Beers, and Powered by GIA. As every year, this year too, the event raised Rs. 1 Crore from Jewellers. The proceeds of the charity dinner were donated to leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s foundation Live Love Laugh (LLL) that
JGT Dubai gears up for second edition in Feb 2023
Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) is anticipated to get an overseas boost when it returns for its second edition from 12 to 14 February 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), show organisers Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) announced at a virtual press conference
GIA India to Showcase Latest Offerings at IIJS Premiere 2022
GIA India Laboratory Private Limited (GIA India) will showcase its latest laboratory and education offerings at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2022 from 4-8 August at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. These include the re-energised GIA Alumni Collective, the digital GIA Diamond Dossier®, the new GIA mobile app, GIA Match iD™ device, the GIA® Source Verification Service, and a new approach to gem education
Beauty and brilliance of diamonds take centre stage at JGW Singapore
Prominent names in the diamond world will showcase their brilliance at Asia’s top B2B jewellery sourcing destination of the year – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Singapore (JGW Singapore). Taking place at the Singapore EXPO from 27 to 30 September, JGW Singapore is bringing together close to 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions, including some of the biggest names
New products, the première of the new Trendbook 2024+, the industry's commitment to sustainability and training, the state of the art of the market. Gold and jewellery will return to their European show from 9th to 13th September: Vicenzaoro September - The Jewellery Boutique Show (VOS), at Vicenza Expo Centre together with the
Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds - Namibia Factory Inauguration
Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds held the Inauguration Ceremony of its Diamond Manufacturing Factory in Windhoek, the capital of the Republic of Namibia on 15th July, 2022. This event celebrated the beginning of their beneficiation journey in Namibia which began in April 2021. The operation carries out all the stages of Diamond manufacturing- right from Planning to Polishing of Diamonds primarily mined in Namibia and is looking at
Excitement builds for JGW Singapore
Anticipation and excitement is building on all fronts for Jewellery & Gem WORLD – Asia’s biggest B2B jewellery and gemstone sourcing event of the year, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery and industry representatives announced at a virtual press conference today. The iconic show, previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is temporarily relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore from 27 to 30 September to make the event
Get-Diamonds Launches AR Tool VIRTUAL HAND
Get-Diamonds, the world’s largest B2B online platform for listing polished diamonds, owned by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), has launched VIRTUAL HAND, an augmented reality tool that enables users to virtually try-on a variety of diamond rings in different sizes, cuts, and settings, using computerized imaging. Get-Diamonds is the only B2B online platform to offer this tool.
Kunming Diamonds appoints Rahul Jauhari as Director - Sales & Marketing.
Kunming Diamonds, a global leader in natural fancy-colored diamonds, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rahul Jauhari as Director - Sales and Marketing. Rahul Jauhari, an enterprising leader, has an impeccable track record of 17 years in the Gem & Jewellery industry. Business Development, branding, and strategy are some of his core expertise. He is a firm believer that sustainability and traceability are key to the future of our industry. His experience, know-how, network, proactive
Global trade, which hit a record high of USD 28.5 trillion in 2021[1], is expected to grow steadily in 2022 and the coming years as a new era of multilateralism – underpinned by regionalisation, trade in services, innovation and sustainable trade – counters the impact of the slowing global economy, according to DMCC’s latest
Diamond Exporter Hari Krishna Exports Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Blood Donation and Platelets Donation Awareness Drive
Hari Krishna Exports, one of the top manufacturers and exporters of natural diamonds in India, organized a blood donation and for the first time, a platelets donation awareness drive. The drive was an open-for-all event to encourage maximum people to participate in a noble cause and motivate others by understanding and spreading the
The road to Kimberley Process reform is long and arduous as infighting and distrust dominate Botswana meeting
In its closing remarks at the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting in Botswana, the KP Civil Society Coalition (CSC) deplored the incapacity of the certification scheme to address its demons. It finds the KP ship rudderless, or actually sinking. The system is broke, and the mistrust and infighting that dominated the
Increase in GST on cut & polished diamonds to 1.5%, resolves the issue of ITC accumulation for the sector
GST Council, in its 47th meeting held on 28th and 29th June 2022, has come up with revisions in GST rates for a series of products. With regards cut & polished diamonds, the GST has been increased from 0.25% to 1.5% (effective 18th July 2022), which the diamond sector has welcomed as it resolves their issue of ITC
Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore
International buyers are ready to hop onto planes to attend Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW), which is returning fully in-person for the first time since 2019 in Singapore. The fair will present the newest products of around 1,000 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions from 27 to 30 September at the Singapore EXPO. The iconic B2B jewellery show – previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
GA Demand App Launched by GemAtlas.com for the Diamond sector in India
GemAtlas.com, one of the globally renowned networking platform for the gems and jewellery industry has launched a new App, GA Demand App, to cater to every buyers’ polished diamond requirement for single stones as well as parcels. The App will allow users to post specific demand for certified and non-certified single stones and parcels for both Natural and Lab-Grown Polished Diamonds.
David Gotlib new President of AWDC board
ANTWERP The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the industry organization representing Antwerp’s 1600 diamond companies and service providers, has appointed David Gotlib as its new President, replacing outgoing President Chaim Pluczenik. The Board also appointed Sahag Arslanian and Amish Jain as Vice Presidents. David Gotlib, born and bred in the family business, is a third generation diamantaire, leading one of Antwerp’s prominent midstream companies, I.D.R.P. Group. Widely respected within the Antwerp diamond community, Gotlib is
As 2022 Intersessional Meeting draws to close, WDC President notes positive shift to reforming the KP
Speaking on June 24, 2022, during the closing session of the 2022 Kimberley Process Intersessional in the town of Kasane, Botswana, WDC President Edward Asscher noted a positive shift in the readiness of members to reforming the KP. “This year, throughout our engagements with many government participants here in Kasane, there seems
Get-Diamonds Silent Auction to Feature Exclusive and Special Priced Diamonds
Get-Diamonds.com, the world’s largest B2B online platform for listing polished diamonds, owned by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), is introducing two new features to its Silent Auction online tenders. The next online tender, on June 29, will offer up to 700 diamonds and will have two exclusive categories: “new on the market” stones that have never appeared on any online listing, and diamonds that are marked “special price” by suppliers
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