IGI Announces New Service for Manufacturers Operating in SEEPZ
IGI announced its new service, which will provide manufacturers operating out of SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone) in Mumbai, with expert screenings to determine the origin of their diamond inventory in order to ensure only natural diamonds are part of merchandise offered to consumers.  more
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, is set to hold an in-depth discussion on "The Evolution and Impact of Taxation on Gold" and "Challenges in the Jewellery Sector" on the first day at the 7th edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference. In India, the government imposed a 5% customs duty on gold jewellery last year. And in the UAE, a 5% VAT rate has been imposed on gold jewellery since the start of 2018.
What are the implications of these taxes and how are they impacting the gold market? These, and other issues, will be tackled in depth on the first day of the conference. The first panel will be moderated by presenter and business journalist Richard Dean, and the panelists include Mr. Chandu Siroya, Vice Chairman, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG); Mr. Hakan Aytekin, Deputy Director - Precious Metals and Diamond Market, Borsa Istanbul; Mr. Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA; and Mr. Bhargava Vadiya, of BN Vaidya & Associates. Mr. Vadiya says: "I am delighted to be taking part in this very important debate. I am sure it will be one of the most keenly awaited at the conference. I congratulate the conference organisers on   more
Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair a Resounding Success
The 61 Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair was a resounding success as it draws international visitors and exhibitors to showcase the strength of Thailand's gems and jewelry industry to the world. Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, the 61 edition of Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair attracted visitors from 113 countries over five days with top five visiting nations from India, Myanmar, China, USA and Russia respectively.   more

RJC and industry experts gather to discuss the role of responsible business practices in the future of the jewellery industry

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) hosted an industry panel discussion at the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show in Hong Kong on Thursday, 1 March 2018. Moderated by Edward Johnson, RJC's newly appointed Director of Business Development, the discussion focused on the commercial case for responsible business practices in the jewellery industry. Jewellery industry experts, Mr. Ken Lo, Chairman of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA); Mr. Victor Chan, Vice Chairman of HKJJA and the Chairman   more

CARAT+ welcomes Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as Main Partner for 2018 edition

CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to welcome the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as its Main Partner for the 2018 edition. United by a shared commitment to Antwerp as the 'Diamond Capital of the World', AWDC will host a series of unique events before and during CARAT+ 2018 to highlight the city's world-renowned diamond heritage and expertise. Highlights will include an immersive 360° film to be shown in the Antwerp Diamond Experience Dome on the CARAT+ show floor. This   more