PJ Watson named Gem-A "Gem Empathy Award" Winner

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A)) has announced the winner of this year's Gem Empathy Award as P J Watson. The Hertfordshire-based designers, manufacturers and wholesalers of fine diamond and gem set jewellery were awarded the prize for their stunning multi-purpose tourmaline and diamond, peacock feather brooch in 18ct white gold, created especially for the IJL show.

Gem-A's "Gem Empathy award" is presented annually on the last day of IJL to the exhibitor displaying, in the opinion of the judges, a single piece or collection of jewellery that makes captivating use of one or more gemstones and provides accurate ethical descriptions as well as displaying creativity and imagination.

The winner, selected by a panel of judges from Gem-A, was designed by John Watson of P J Watson. More


OGI Systems Group Launches Symmetry System at Hong Kong’s Fair 2014

OGI Systems Group, the leading global company for technological solutions in the diamond industry, announces the current launch of the Scanox Zoom at Hong Kong’s Jewelry and Gem Fair 2014.

Scanox Zoom is an innovative measurement system created for capturing and grading the symmetry of a polished diamond. This system is a unique solution that allows a user to capture the facet of a diamond in the most precise way, which assists in the grading and assessment of the symmetry of a stone. This technology replaces the use of a microscope in the diamond laboratory grading process.

Scanox Zoom allows the visual simulation of diamond symmetry and girdle to ensure that the facets meet perfectly. This system contributes to quick and efficient laboratory analysis. It offers the option of documenting images that validates the authenticity of diamond symmetry analysis. More



Dubai Diamond Exchange, a DMCC platform, hosted a delegation of senior executives from De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company in Dubai on 14 September 2014. The meeting was held at Almas Tower where both parties took the opportunity to discuss future collaborations, the increasing role the producing nations play along the New Silk Route and the opportunities this shift is bringing.

The delegation was hosted by Peter Meeus, Chairman, DDE and Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC; who welcomed De Beers representatives Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Global Sightholders Sales; Nigel Simson, Senior Vice President, Global Sightholder Sales; Brent Eiseb, Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere, Global Sightholder Sales; Chris Donegan, Vice President, Western Hemisphere, Global Sightholder Sales; and Vijay Chetty, Key Account Manager, Global Sightholder Sales. More

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