The Gem & Jewellery Industry Ends Fy 2014-15 On An Optimistic Note, Despite Tumultuous Global Economic Conditions And Drop In Exports
DMCC to Host Three Seminars on Diamond Finance in 2015
The Dubai Diamond Exchange, a DMCC initiative, is planning to hold three seminars on diamond financing this year, underscoring the growing importance of the issue for the global diamond industry.
Finance and liquidity was one of the most hotly debated issues at the Dubai Diamond Conference 2015  more
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) recently released the annual performance for the Indian Gem & Jewellery sector, declaring a contribution of US$ 39898.81 million to India's coffers in terms of foreign exchange earnings.
In the year 2014-15, the G&J industry successfully battled several economic issues including the downturn in China, the political and terrorist unrest in Middle East, declining European market and the suffering Russian Ruble, which had a direct and adverse impact on the G&J exports that saw a downward trend. However, the foresight and agility of GJEPC and the industry helped survive in these trying times, owing to the significant actions taken towards divesting in the USA and UAE to boost export trade from India.  more
Pure Gold Jewellers wins Best Brand Award
Pure Gold Jewellers recently announced that it was honored at the prestigious Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) annual awards by the Department of Economic Development. Pure Gold Jewellers took home two awards and became the only jeweller to win in the Best Service Performance Brand category and the Best Outlet award.  more
Sending Schools to Kids™: Brilliant Earth partners with DDI to bring education to mining communities
Brilliant Earth is the first sponsor of one of eight planned mobile schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Set to open with an official inauguration ceremony on May 10th, 2015, the “Brilliant Mobile School” will welcome 25 students from the artisanal mining communities surrounding the Lungundi mine, some 30 km from Tshikapa City, in the Kasai West Province.
Mobile schools consist of travelling teachers and portable materials that are brought to a mining community for a condensed school year. “In our ongoing projects with artisanal miners, one thing became clear: they were concerned for their children’s futures. For these communities, schools are often far away and too dangerous to get to, so children miss out on formal education and many end up working in the mining fields.” said Dorothée Gizenga, Executive Director of DDI.
“Education is crucial to improving children’s prospects. This is why we are sending schools to kids.  more