The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) hosted the Exquisite Gem Connectivity or GIT 2014

General Patthamapong Prathompat, the assistant to the minister of the Ministry of Commerce, presided the opening ceremony and stated “the gem and jewelry industry is one of the industries that is very significant for Thailand’s economic growth.

In 2013, gem and jewelry products were ranked 3rd of the country’s most important export products with more than 300,000 million Baht export value. The industry’s strengths are mainly labor skills and quality of products.

As such, the values of Thailand’s gem and jewelry products have been continuously increased. The GIT 2014 event is an excellent opportunity for creating relationship at international level, exchange of knowledge, and bringing opportunity to initiate any cooperation that may emerge within this conference.” More


UAE's Pure Gold Group is first international retail jewellery chain to adopt WDM's Authorised Diamond Dealer® programme

Pure Gold Jewellers, a leading international retail jewellery chain headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, has become the first jewellery retailer to adopt and introduce the World Diamond Mark's Authorised Diamond Dealer® (ADD) programme. Pure Gold Jewellers, which operates more than 100 jewellery stores in the UAE and India, will be implementing the ADD programmes to enthuse consumers and enhance their buying experience. The agreement was signed with Pure Gold Jewellers' CEO & MD, Karim Merchant during the recent inaugural World Diamond Conference in India (WDCI).

WDMF Chairman Alex Popov said that by adopting the ADD programme, Pure Gold Jewellers marked a significant milestone in the implementation of the World Diamond Mark programmes in the downstream market. More


Gems & Jewelry Export Promotion Council presents a ‘3-Year Make in India’ action plan for the Gem & Jewellery Industry to the MOC & I

GJEPC’s Framework for Stimulating Investments for Make in India
On the heels of the recently concluded World Diamond Conference, a highly successful and globally appreciated conclave, Gems & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of gems and jewellery exports in India, presents a memorandum outlining the 1 year and 3 year action plan for the gem and jewellery sector. The memorandum is a conclusive action plan and recommendations on the basis of the proposals made at the “World Diamond Conference” inaugurated byH.E. Vladimir Putin, Hon. President of Russia and Shri. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister India. As per the agenda laid out, GJEPC’s thrust areas for year 1 will mainly include implementation of the much awaited turnover taxation system for Indian Diamond Industry More


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