GJEPC welcomes the Newly Elected Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2018-2020
IGI North and South America Achieves Re-Certification by RJC
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute today announced that IGI – North & South America has been granted re-certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) against its 2013 Code of Practices. The New York-based organization attained this designation by meeting the highest ethical, social and  more
The election results for the Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship of GJEPC was announced today. Shri Pramod Kumar Agarwal has been elected as the Chairman and Shri Colin Shah has been elected as the Vice Chairman of GJEPC for the period of 2018 to 2020.
Thanking the industry and GJPEC members for electing him, the new GJEPC Chairman, Shri Pramod Kumar Agarwal said, “It is my proud privilege to be nominated and elected as Chairman of the very dynamic GJEPC.
I am committed to bring in a favorable environment for the Indian gem & jewellery trade and business in the next 2 years tenure. My special emphasis would be on facilitating a definitive and stable taxation for Diamonds through Presumptive Taxation. Others would include reduction in GST Rates for cut and polished diamonds and withdrawal of GST on supply of Gold & Silver for export purposes. I would also work towards exploring New Resources for Rough Diamond and Coloured Gemstones while streamlining the existing supply. I strongly believe that Generic Diamond and Diamond Jewellery Promotion is a must for the Industry to attain growth. It would be my sincere effort to work closely with the industry and the Govt. to bring in reforms that would provide Indian G & J industry a competitive   more
New Diamond Based Cryptocurrencies to be Unveiled at IDWI 2018
During the next International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) (from February 5 – 7, 2018), the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new diamond-based cryptocurrencies created by startup CARATS.IO. As part of IDWI events, CARATS.IO will host a seminar introducing their new diamond-backed financial instruments to explain their many benefits to the diamond industry. According to Founder and CEO Avishai Shoushan, CARATS.IO’s extensive ecosystem of products will elevate the entire diamond industry. CARATS.IO is creating two separate cryptocurrencies, each backed by   more
Greetings from the ICA! ANNOUNCING
Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference 2018

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announces the return of the ICA-organized Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) to Tucson on Monday January 29, 2018.
When: Monday, 29 January 2018.
Where: Tucson Convention Center, Graham Room.
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.
After an introduction by newly elected ICA President, Clement Sabbagh, the main topics of discussion will center on color nomenclature and origin, including the following:
- The validity and necessity of terms such as Pigeon Blood, Royal Blue, etc.
- Validity and necessity for African Paraiba tourmaline.
- Update on the nomenclature for Australian opal.