A new inclusive vision for African development
forged at global forum
GCC region, An open Market for Indian Handmade Jewellery
The India International Jewellery Show, Premier Edition organised by the GJEPC this year in Mumbai had a special session on ‘Opportunities for Indian Handmade Jewellery in the GCC region”. This session was attended by Mr Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, Mr Abdul Salam, Director Malabar Gold, Mr Chandu Siroya, Director Siroya Jewels LLC from Dubai, UAE in the panel. Mr Chandu Siroya  more
The South African government, United Nations Development Programme and regional leaders gathered today to push for more inclusive growth for Africa's 2063 agenda and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 400 leaders met at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, to discuss accelerating and scaling innovations to end poverty, reduce inequalities, address climate change and achieve a healthy and prosperous society.
“The world, just like us here in South Africa and Africa, is looking for new answers, for better transitions and for sharper, higher-impact outcomes” said Jeffrey Radebe, Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. “All of us gathered at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, must serve to fashion a sharper message of hope, a more convincing response of action and signal our responsiveness; mindful and eminently aware of that better world we so desperately desire and which we promised. It’s about establishing virtuous cycles for development in our respective spheres. The UN SDGs, Agenda 2063 and our very own National Development Plan, Vision 2030 demands nothing less.” With participants from over 30 different countries, companies came to the Forum with a highly optimistic   more
Rising stars in jewellery design lauded in the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017
The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is about to enter its final judging phase. Five international luminaries in the field of design will be reviewing the 30 designs from 27 finalists, 21 of whom represent China. Of the latter, some are students at design institutes while others are experienced jewellery designers. The nine students from China who made it to the final round are Hou Gan Lin and Huang Xu Ting from the Shenzhen Institute of Technology, Xu Min from the South China University of Technology, Li Yu Tong from the China University of Geoscience, Jiang Hui Si from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Yu Jie Yong from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Deng Yuan Yuan from Sichuan Normal University, Yao Dan from   more
Diamond Services reports a lowering threshold for synthetic diamonds, as man-made stones as small as 0.0025 cts. discovered in New York
Multiple single-cut diamonds, sized from a quarter point to half a point (0.0025-0.005 carats), which were contained in jewellery recently submitted for testing to a Diamond Services laboratory, have been found to be synthetic, greatly expanding the range of goods that can be considered at risk of improper and deceptive disclosure. The jewellery in question was originally submitted to Diamond Services' laboratory in New York, and after several stones   more