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Sustainability Awards finalists revealed at Asia’s biggest mid-year fine jewellery event
Twenty-one entries from 15 sustainability champions across eight countries and regions have advanced to the finals of the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), Informa Markets Jewellery revealed today at Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong’s (JGA) Media Gathering at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong opens today!
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is off to an exciting start today with thousands of product introductions from approximately 1,500 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions. Taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) until Sunday, Asia’s biggest mid-year B2B fine jewellery sourcing fair is divided into 30+ well-defined theme and group pavilions, and features
JCK 2024 Maintains its Reign as the #1 Jewelry Show
JCK, solidifying its position as the most important global gathering for the jewelry trade, concludes its 2024 edition on a high note. Considered the “Super Bowl” of the jewelry industry, JCK continues to set the tone, the trends, and the mood for the jewelry industry for the year to come. 30,000 industry professionals from all facets of the jewelry industry joined JCK and Luxury for a week of product sourcing, education, and networking. The industry continued to gather under one roof with over 17,300 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors in over
Mohit Diamonds Private Limited
Mohit Diamonds Private Limited is the flagship company of Mohit Group, which was established in 1916 as Mohanlal Raichand & Sons. Over a period of 108 years, the Group has built a reputation for absolute trust
High jewellery and precious gems to launch in Hong Kong this month
World-class jewellers and gemstone suppliers will be out in full force at Asia’s No. 1 mid-year B2B fine jewellery and gemstone marketplace, which is kicking off in Hong Kong this month, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery announced. Taking over the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 20 – 23 June, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is returning with approximately 1,300 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions, spread across more than 30
London Diamond Bourse Announces New Council of Management
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) held its Annual General Meeting on May 23rd, marking an election year that welcomed two new members to the Council of Management and bid farewell to three members of the Executive Committee. After serving multiple terms as President, Alan Cohen has stepped down, passing the leadership to David Troostwyk, who has been co-president alongside Alan for the past six months. Also stepping down is David Joffe, who served as Treasurer for
Australian Jewelry Market Overview
Australia's jewelry sector presents an array of sparkling rings and elegant necklaces, catering to diverse tastes. In 2023, the sector's value hit around $2.9 billion USD, topping the accessory market in the country and faorecasting continued growth. Leading the revenue charge,
Venus Jewel Embarks on a Journey of Change: To be revealed at JCK Las Vegas 2024
Venus Jewel, the globally acclaimed leader in solitaire, is on the verge of a remarkable transformation. They are poised to reveal a refreshed identity, pushing the brand into a new era of excellence.
What to Expect?
In the coming weeks, Venus Jewel will introduce a refreshed brand identity that reflects its
World’s Largest Lab Grown to date on display at JCK
International Gemological Institute (IGI) has analyzed and graded a 75.33 carat square-emerald cut lab grown diamond, the world’s largest to date, along with a unique 30.69 carat ring-shaped diamond, said to be crafted from a single crystal grown rough stone with Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Named the “Celebration of India” and “Infinity Ring,” by creator Ethereal Green Diamond LLP in collaboration with RockRush
Meet the judging panel for the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA
Informa Markets Jewellery announced the judging panel for the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), a global initiative that recognises
Registration Opens for JCK 2024 in Las Vegas
JCK, the most important jewelry buying experience globally, operated by RX, has opened registration today for the highly anticipated 2024 event, returning to The Venetian Expo & The Venetian Resort. As the industry’s most renowned jewelry trade event in the world, uniting the industry
Somiluana to produce 15,000 carats month
Somiluana Mining Company recently inaugurated its new sorting plant in the province of Lunda Norte, which will be able to raise production levels to around 15,000 carats of diamonds per month. The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by members of the ENDIAMA-E.P. Board of Directors, provincial government officials and traditional authorities.
IJS hosted jewelery professionals from 139 countries
55th IJS (Istanbul Jewelry Show) organized by Informa Markets and sponsored by Elmas Kule, gathered the jewelry world at Istanbul Expo Center on 17-20 April 2024 under one roof. IJS where more than 1,500 brands from 16 countries including Türkiye exhibited, hosted more than 30,000 visitors from 139 countries in an area of 70 thousand square meters. In the IJS Tech section of the fair, where the latest products, designs and collections, especially gold jewelry, jewellery, mountings,
Anticipation builds for Asia’s biggest mid-year fine jewellery sourcing event
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) continues to gain momentum, with major fine jewellery manufacturers and gemstone suppliers confirming their participation in the industry’s biggest mid-year B2B sourcing event in Asia, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery announced. Exhibitor bookings are building up and trade buyer inquiries are streaming in as the global jewellery industry prepares to meet at the Hong Kong Convention
India’s diamond jewellery market to grow to US$ 17 bn by 2031: says De Beers at GJEPC’s InnovNXT, Forty Under 40 Leadership Summit
Indian diamond jewellery market will grow to US$ 17 bn by 2031 out of India's total gem & jewellery of US$ 120 bn from $ 79 bn in 2021. 2024 is likely to be a record year for gold mine production and jewellery demand will be firm but vulnerable to gold prices. These interesting nuggets were revealed through several compelling sessions at InnovNXT, Forty Under 40,
In the Auditorium, institutional greetings from Maurizio Renzo Ermeti, president of Italian Exhibition Group, Alessandro Ghinelli, mayor of Arezzo, Alessandro Polcrì, president of the Province, Massimo Guasconi, president of the Arezzo-Siena Chamber of Commerce, and Ferrer Vannetti, President of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi.
Export-oriented, markedly international and ready to recognise talent. Among the leading names of exhibitors at Oroarezzo 2024, the gold and silverware manufacturing industry is ready to rediscover the foreign reference markets of Italy's leading production district: the Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States, Hong Kong and France. A quintet worth more than 65%
London Diamond Bourse Secures a Promising Future with a 10-Year Lease Renewal in Historic Hatton Garden
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) proudly announces the successful renewal of its lease, solidifying its commitment to the historic Hatton Garden location for the next decade. This significant milestone not only ensures the stability and continuity of operations for its members but also aligns seamlessly with the organisation's future visions.
JGTD 2024 gathers momentum with debut of new country pavilions
Primed and ready to achieve new milestones in its new home this November, Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is further gaining momentum with 10+ exhibit zones, including four new country pavilions, showcasing quality suppliers from around the world, trade fair organisers Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG) announced.
Successful premiere of the INHORGENTA TRENDFACTORY in Paris
In the heart of haute joaillerie, at the famous Place Vendôme, INHORGENTA presented itself for the first time in France as part of a TRENDFACTORY event at the Park Hyatt Vendôme Hotel. France was already among the countries with the strongest growth rates for visitors at this year’s INHORGENTA with an increase of 41%. This is now to be expanded further. Exciting contributions and partners were presented.
John Carter Receives 2024 Robert M. Shipley Award®
John Carter, President of Jack Lewis Jewelers, has been awarded the Robert M. Shipley Award®, the most distinguished accolade from the American Gem Society (AGS). This honor was presented to Mr. Carter at the annual Robert M. Shipley Award® Luncheon at the AGS Conclave in Austin, Texas. “John Carter is the most deserving recipient of the Robert M. Shipley Award. He’s been a true
The London Diamond Bourse praises the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for upholding the Natural Diamond Council’s complaint against SkyDiamond for misleading marketing and advertisement of synthetic diamonds
The London Diamond Bourse applauds today’s ruling that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint raised by the Natural Diamond Council against SkyDiamond for
Plain Gold Jewellery Exports Grew by 61.72% to US$ 6792.24 million in FY 2023-24
For the FY 2023-24, exports of Plain Gold Jewellery surged by an impressive 61.72% to US$ 6792.24 million as compared to US$ 4199.96 million in FY 2022-23. “Total Gold jewellery (plain & studded jewellery), which experienced a 10.47% decline between April 2023 to September 2023, rebounded strongly in the latter half of the year, achieving a growth of 46.91%.”
GIA Publishes New Book About Hollywood Jeweler William Ruser
The story of the life and stellar jewelry career of William Ruser is brought to life in a newly published book, William Ruser: The Jeweler Who Charmed Hollywood, written by GIA Research Librarian Judy Colbert and Co-Author Peggy Tsiamis. Ruser is remembered for his whimsical figural jewelry with freshwater pearls. Many of his finer pieces come up for sale regularly and command high prices.
GJEPC Unveils “Brilliant Bharat” Theme at IIJS Tritiya
India’s apex trade body, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) inaugurated the 2nd edition of the India International Jewellery Show - IIJS Tritiya – in Bangalore (Karnataka) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 5th to 8th April 2024. India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME) is running concurrently with IIJS Tritiya Bangalore 2024 for the first time ever to showcase world-class technology in manufacturing powered by digital technology tools and techniques.
Sodiam to host online rough Diamond tender on April 19
Angolan national diamond trading company Sodiam will host an online rough diamond tender in collaboration with Trans Atlantic Gem Sales on April 19. Viewings will take place between April 11 and 18 at Sodiam's office in Luanda,
Hong Kong calls: It’s time to get ready for Jewellery & Gem ASIA this June
New products, new innovations and new business opportunities await trade buyers at Asia’s premier mid-year B2B fine jewellery and gemstone sourcing event in Hong Kong this June, Informa Markets Jewellery announced today. Returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 20 to 23 June, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) will feature 1,700+ exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions, occupying 30+
SRK Exports Founder Govindbhai Dholakia elected Surat Diamond Bourse [SDB] Chairman
Surat Diamond Bourse the largest office complex and diamond center in the world has recently been witnessing turbulent times especially after the mega launch of SDB by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. SDB was helmed by Vallabhbhai Lakahni, Founder Kiran Gems who was instrumental in making SDB a reality with the support of Large Diamond Manufacturing companies such as SRK Exports, Hari
Bretton Woods Revisited
Driven by high inflation, a weakened global economy, and a growing movement towards de-dollarisation, is it finally time to reinstate gold as our shared economic foundation?
It’s been a busy few weeks for both Bitcoin (BTC) fans and gold hawks, with both assets reaching record highs on the back of soaring inflation, market volatility and high rates, and while both assets typically attract quite polarising
GIA’s 7th Annual Jewelry Design Competition Celebrates Emerging Talent
Recognizing the outstanding talent of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) jewelry design students from around the world globally, the Institute recently awarded the seventh Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design. The award, created with the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation in 2018, was presented during the annual GIA Alumni Collective celebration in Tucson, AZ, to Suhan Wang, a graduate of the GIA school in Taipei.
HKTDC twin jewellery shows attract exhibitors and buyers from 130 countries and regions, delivering robust results
Following Hong Kong’s lifting of the mandatory mask mandate and full resumption of travel, business people from around the world flocked to the city’s first major trade fair. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 39th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem
IGI Expressions™ Names 9 Jewelry Design Champions from 1,500+ Submissions spanning 40 Countries
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest gemological organization, has announced the winners of the 2023-24 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition. This year’s event enjoyed unprecedented response, attracting a total of 1,515 submissions from more than 1,100 artists and creatives around the world. From a total of 54 designs advanced as finalists, seven have been named the 2023-24 IGI Expressions™ Champions.
The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town, 5 to 8 February, presented a groundswell from governments, mining companies, investors and service providers to drive positive change in the industry. Celebrating its 30th anniversary and marking three decades of commitment to Africa’s mining industry, the theme for Mining Indaba 2024 was 'Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining' – designed to encourage
GIA Expands with State-of-the-Art Laboratory in Dubai
The global diamond industry now has a new, state-of-the-art option for meeting the need for trusted, efficient, and recognized science-based diamond grading services. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) opened the GIA Laboratory DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) in Dubai on February 19, 2024. “Opening a GIA laboratory in the important global diamond center of Dubai is a significant step in expanding our services to advance our important consumer protection mission
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the recovery of a 320-carat, 111-carat, and two +50-carat stones from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana (image attached). These diamonds were recovered from the direct milling of EM/PK(S) kimberlite ore from the South Lobe during a recent production run that saw additional recoveries of numerous, smaller +10.8 carat diamonds of high value.
Final report The start of international growth
For its 50th anniversary, INHORGENTA MUNICH presented itself fresher, more modern, more diverse, more international, and more high-profile than ever from February 16 to 19. The strong growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers shows: The new concept is a success. The focus for INHORGENTA 2025 will be on further expanding internationalization with India as the guest country.
Informa Markets Jewellery launches Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA
Informa Markets Jewellery launched today the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), an awards programme that applauds outstanding sustainability initiatives undertaken in the last three years by businesses of all sizes operating in the fine jewellery, gemstone and related industries.
Strong Comeback of Twin Jewellery Shows @HKCEC & @AWE
Exciting News! The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewellery Show come back again this year!
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This Year’s biggest Wearable Artworks & Crafts Design Fest at GJEPC’s Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2024 on 12-13 February
Come and fall in love with Design once again this Valentine’s Day! The Year’s biggest Wearable Artworks & Crafts Design Fest will be celebrated at The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s Artisan Design Jewellery Awards 2024 on 12-13 February at the Ice Factory, Ballard Estate in South Mumbai. Among many design themes, ‘Jewellery as Art’
GIA Helps Recover Diamonds in Colorado
GIA assisted in the recovery of two diamonds, each more than four carats, that were stolen with other pieces of jewelry from a home in Colorado in June 2023. Detectives from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) recovered the stolen jewelry and made an arrest after GIA identified the two diamonds as matching those reported stolen. According to the BCSO, the six pieces of stolen jewelry had a combined value of over $475,000
The jury has decided INHORGENTA AWARD 2024 – the finalists
“The INHORGENTA AWARD is the platform for innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. In its seventh edition, we are delighted to see outstanding designs and concepts from the international jewelry, timepiece and gemstone industry. We are overwhelmed by 137 submissions and thank everyone for their effort and dedication. They have all contributed to turning this AWARD into something special! The glamorous award ceremony
The final battle has a winner: Innovator awarded USD$25,000 research grant
After an impressive round of head-to-head live pitches, the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 winner has been announced. Convened by the Development Partner Institute (DPI) and Investing in African Mining Indaba, the Battlefield is a high-profile platform to unearth innovative solutions to mining’s intractable challenges. This year our selection committee reviewed submissions from across the globe addressing the challenge ‘What are the innovative responsible collaborations between large-scale mining and artisanal mining, and how can these be applied to the just energy transition?’
This is the largest African investment event in the mining sector, which celebrates its 30th edition in 2024, under the motto: "Embracing the power of positive disruption: a bold new future for African mining". The Angolan delegation will be led by the Minister of Mineral Resources
Pandora CEO joins the board of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
The global ESG coalition for watch and jewellery companies, The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030), today announced the appointment of Alexander Lacik, CEO of Pandora, to its board of directors. Alexander Lacik joined Pandora in 2019 and has led the Danish jewellery brand through an impressive financial turnaround while establishing an ambitious sustainability programme. Under his leadership, Pandora has committed to halve carbon emissions across the company’s full value chain by 2030,
INHORGENTA anniversary program
From history into the future
BOLD is not only the motto for the new look for INHORGENTA, taking place in Munich from February 16 to 19, 2024, but also for its supporting program. In its anniversary year, it is more extensive than ever: whether in the Trendfactory, the Experience Hub with the Watch Talks, the redesigned Recruiting Area, and many other activities in, for example, the “Wedding World”, the six special shows, or glamorous evening
Investing in African Mining Indaba is honoured to announce that the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde will be attending Mining Indaba 2024 where he will deliver a keynote address on Monday 5 February at the official opening ceremony. As one of the world’s largest producers of green metals, it is expected that Prime Minister Sama Lukonde will highlight key investment opportunities in the DRC’s mining sector at Mining
Boosting rapid transition to sustainable energy, top priority as UN marks first International Day of Clean Energy.
Informing and engaging citizens and leaders worldwide for a just, inclusive, and equitable energy transition based on renewables and energy efficiency, will be in focus as the UN observes the first International Day of Clean Energy on 26 January. The commemoration takes place at a time when 675 million people still lack electricity, and 2.3 billion people still cook with fuels like wood and dung which is a major contributor
Mining Indaba 2024 explores the just energy transition and asks – What does it mean to be just?
The global energy transition is driving huge growth in the demand for critical minerals, which are found in abundance on the African continent. Mining Indaba’s Sustainability Series will ask what it means to be just in a panel session discussion titled ‘The Energy Transition: What does it mean to be just?’ on Tuesday 6 February at 10:55.
Bangkok Spotted as Global Nexus for Gem Trading
Bangkok has solidified its position as a pivotal hub for the colored-gem trade in Asia, hosting the majority of gemstone tenders that influence global market sentiment. Approximately 70% of the world's sapphires and 90% of its rubies pass though Thailand, most of which are treated and cut in Chanthaburi, and over the past decade, this segment continues to grow. Government policies supporting industry growth, improved infrastructure, and tax exemptions for rough gems contribute to
CIBJO releases guidance document outlining ESG principles for companies operating in the laboratory-grown diamond sector
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has released a guidance document outlining environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles for companies primarily involved in the laboratory-grown diamond sector. Entitled “Environmental, Social and Governance Principles for Laboratory-Grown Diamonds,” the new guidance
Diamonds Do Good Welcomes New Board Members and Leadership Team
The Diamonds Do Good board is pleased to introduce its new leadership team, including President Kathy Corey, president-elect Peter Engel, and immediate past president Anna Martin, all set to serve a two-year term. David Bonaparte has also been welcomed as the organization's Treasurer.
Gems & Jewellery exports witness a decline of 20.78% YoY to USD 22.7 billion during the April 2023 to December 2023 period; imports fall by 22.43% to USD 15.59 billion
As per the recent data by GJEPC, the apex body for the gems & jewellery industry in India, the overall exports for the April 2023-December 2023 period have witnessed a downfall of 20.78% Y-o-Y to USD 22.7 billion from US$ 28664.98 million during the previous year. During December 2023, a drop of 9.04% to USD 2.19 billion as compared to USD 2.4 billion in December 2022. The overall import of gems and jewellery too
London Diamond Bourse Announces Changes in Leadership: Joint Presidency and Historic Appointment of First Female Vice President
The London Diamond Bourse is pleased to announce significant changes within its Council of Management, aimed at ensuring the continued growth and success of the organisation. After careful consideration and unanimous approval from the committee, the following decisions were made:
Reviving Africa’s untapped exploration pipelines a key feature at Mining Indaba 2024
The low-carbon economy of the future depends on mining and in turn, the future of mining largely depends on the exploration for and discovery of new mineral deposits. The African continent remains a treasure chest of green metals and minerals and has significant reserves of platinum cobalt, chromium and other battery metals. Yet despite this, Africa trails far behind when it comes to exploration spend, making it the last untapped mineral-rich continent.
Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Bharat Ratnam Mega Common Facility Centre (CFC) in SEEPZ Mumbai for gem & jewellery Industry
Today signifies a momentous occasion as the esteemed Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the commencement of the Bharat Ratnam Mega CFC at the SEEPZ SEZ in Mumbai in virtual mode (remotely). This momentous event is a testament to the Government's commitment to driving innovation, economic growth, and technological advancement.
CIBJO’s Jewellery Industry Voices begins fifth season with seven hybrid seminars at January VICENZAORO show
CIBJO’s popular Jewellery Industry Voices webinar and seminar series will kick off its fifth season at the VICENZAORO show in Vicenza, Italy, with seven hybrid seminars – in person at the Fiera di Vicenza exposition centre, and simultaneously live streamed. They will take place over two days, on Saturday, January
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the recovery of a 166 carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. The diamond is described as a Type IIa gem, recovered in the Coarse XRT unit at Karowe from direct milling of ore sourced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe.
Diamonds Do Good Publishes Annual Impact Report for 2023, Announces 2024 Grant Recipients
Diamonds Do Good published its annual Impact Report while announcing its largest granting in 5 years of $365,000 to beneficiaries spanning diamond mining and manufacturing communities across three continents. Says Kathy Corey, Diamonds Do Good’s President, “The 2023 Impact Report is a testament to the unique role Diamonds Do Good serves the industry as the only grant-giving organization solely representing natural diamond communities and telling these real stories of real
The Jewelry Symposium (Formerly Santa Fe Symposium) To Be Held From 18-21 May, 2024 In Detroit, USA
The Jewelry Symposium (TJS), the jewellery industry’s annual international event dedicated specifically to the advancement of jewellery manufacturing technology, will be held in Detroit, Michigan from 18th to 21st May, 2024. Formerly known as The Santa Fe Symposium, TJS invites highly regarded jewellery industry experts from all around the world to present cutting-edge information about jewellery manufacturing to bench jewellers, designers/manufacturers, students, retailers,
U.S. Gold Corp. to Participate at the 2024 Future Minerals Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Gold Corp. (Nasdaq: USAU) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will be attending the 2024 Future Minerals Forum (the "2024 Forum"). The Company's management team invites shareholders and all interested parties to attend. Admission to the 2024 Forum is free to qualified investors.
Welcoming in the new year, Birmingham Assay Office proudly announces the launch of its revampedwebsite, setting a new standard for user-friendly interaction and customer engagement, designed toanswer questions and provide useful information as the first phase of their website journey. The officialunveiling took
SMD and Choron BV agreement on the 108.39 carat pink
Storm Mountain Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (“SMD”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Choron BV (“Choron”) for the spectacular pink diamond weighing 108.39 carats discovered at the KAO mine in March 2023. SMD is leading diamond producer that continues to recover exceptional pink diamonds at the renowned KAO mine in the Kingdom of Lesotho. This historic 108.39 carat diamond is one of the
ICA and AV Globale to Launch ICA GemBureau Middle East 
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announced today that it has signed an agreement with AV Globale, a Dubai-based ICA member, to establish the ICA GemBureau Middle East, a Dubai-based dedicated facility designed to meet the needs of ICA members and trade representatives, including those based in the Middle East and overseas.
Under the patronage of His Excellency Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
A staple programme at the annual Jewellery & Watch Show – Abu Dhabi (JWS), the Ebda’a Awards returns to the 30th edition of the event to celebrate its 11th year of successfully empowering jewellery artisans from across the region. The names of the Ebda’a Awards winners will be announced during JWS, which will be hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 1 to 5 November. A prominent jury panel, comprised
EU Statement Outlines G7 Ban On Russian Natural & Lab-grown Rough & Polished Diamonds, And Diamond Jewellery
The Council of the European Union has taken a decisive step to intensify pressure on Russia in response to its destabilising actions in Ukraine. The official statement, released on 18th December 2023 in the Official Journal of the European Union, outlines stringent measures, including a targeted prohibition on the diamond trade with Russia.
Third Edition of Nebu Gold & Jewelry Expo: A Glittering Success
This year's Nebu International Gold & Jewelry Expo was a resounding triumph, bringing together over 10,000 industry leaders, designers, and merchants under one roof. The event showcased breathtaking collections, highlighted emerging
WFDB Says Proposed G7 Mechanism Will Be Detrimental To Worldwide Diamond Industry
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), which represents 27 diamond bourses and close to 30,000 bourse members worldwide, reiterated its support for the objectives of the G7 to restrict the import of rough and polished diamonds originating in Russia. The WFDB said it will continue to cooperate with the G7, the World Diamond Council (WDC) and other bodies in their efforts to establish a practical and effective mechanism to fulfil these objectives.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds reaffirms its commitment to ethical sourcing; Procures 100% traceable ‘RandPure’ Gold from Rand Refinery, South Africa
One of the most significant challenges confronting the gold and diamond industry is the assurance of complete adherence to ethical and sustainable sourcing. Accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), Rand Refinery is one of the world’s leading gold and silver refiners and the only referee status Refiner in the southern hemisphere, making significant
Vicenzaoro by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is kicking off the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the world's longest-running gold and jewellery B2B event. With the next edition in January, the international trade show, scheduled to take place from 19th to 23rd , marks an important milestone for an event that has always been contemporary for seven decades. A place to discover the latest proposals, explore styles and designs and be inspired by meeting the most avant-garde designers.
COP28 delivers historic consensus in Dubai to accelerate climate action
COP28 concluded with a historic agreement by 198 Parties to deliver a new era of climate action. The Parties agreed a landmark text named The UAE Consensus, that sets out an ambitious climate agenda to keep 1.5°C within reach. The UAE Consensus calls on Parties to transition away from fossil fuels to reach net zero, encourages them to submit economy-wide Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), includes a new specific target to triple renewables
SRK Receives Green Innovations and ESG Impact Awards at National Summit
Shree Ramkrishna Exports (SRK), a leading Surat-based diamond crafting company, was recognised with “Green Innovations” and “ESG Impact” Awards at the National Summit on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 2023, with the theme of “Building a Sustainable Future Together – ESG Solutions for a Resilient World.” The Summit recognised best industry practices and was hosted by Sigma University of Vadodara and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), in technical
The United Nations [UN] SDG Advocates issue Statement
Following up with the recently held COP28 meet in Dubai, UAE, the United Nations SDG Advocates issued a statement outlining important steps needed for a path that will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and deliver climate justice. “We are way behind with only 15% of the [SDG] targets on track. This alarm rings louder here at COP28 when we address our failure to secure life
Indian Diamond Industry to Resume Rough Diamond Imports from 15th December 2023
The Indian gem & jewellery industry announces that the voluntary suspension of rough diamond imports, which was in effect from 15th October to 15th December 2023, will be lifted on 15th December 2023. The suspension was a collective decision taken by the Indian diamond industry, represented by the GJEPC,
INHORGENTA AWARD 2024: Honoring the best of the jewelry and watch industry in a new location with a great show
INHORGENTA, Europe’s leading trade fair for jewelry, watches and gemstones, announces the start of submissions and ticket sales for the INHORGENTA AWARD 2024. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024 as part of INHORGENTA (February 16 to 19, 2024) at the Showpalast
Sotheby’s New York Magnificent Jewels Auction Fetches $38.4 Million
A dazzling array of jewels from famous brands and celebrities fetched $38.4 million at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on Monday, setting new records for some of the rarest gems in the world. The star of the show was a 133.03-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond, the largest of its kind ever sold at auction, which went for $5.5 million to an anonymous buyer. The diamond, which has a radiant cut and a pure yellow hue, was estimated to sell for $4 to $5 million.
Tanishq, India's Top Jewelry Retailer, Expands US Presence with New Texas Stores
Tanishq, India's top jewelry retailer, today announces its continued expansion into the United States market with the opening of two new retail stores in Houston and Frisco, Texas. These openings follow the brand's initial entrance into the US with their flagship store opening in January of this year in Iselin, New Jersey.
Antwerp-Based Clarity Capital Finance Onboards First Client
Welcomed last year as a new player in the Antwerp diamond market, Clarity Capital Finance now announces it has finalized its first financing program last week and has fully kickstarted its operations in Antwerp by onboarding and financing its first client. The company is a Multi Seller Trade Receivables Finance Platform, a bespoke SPE set up for the purpose of providing trade receivable finance initially to mid-size diamond dealers based in Antwerp and that is administered by Clarity Capital Services NV. Clarity Capital Services is founded by Gert Ovart,
Dubai Jewellery Group Dazzles with Unprecedented Offers at the Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Jewellery Group (DJG), the trade body for the jewellery industry in the region, announces its triumphant return to the iconic Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a captivating array of offerings set to fascinate residents and visitors alike. Scheduled to commence on December 8th, 2023, and run through January 14th, 2024, this
Diamond Prices Poised For A Rebound In 2024
The diamond industry has faced a challenging year in 2023, with prices of both rough and polished goods falling significantly due to a demand slowdown and a supply glut. However, signs of a turnaround are emerging, as some segments of the market have seen a modest price recovery in the last two months, supported by coordinated supply curtailment efforts from the upstream and mid-stream sectors, as well as a better-than-expected
Adobe: Cyber Monday Sets $12.4 Billion Online Spending Record With Jewellery Among Top Sellers
Cyber Monday saw a dazzling surge in online spending, smashing e-commerce records as consumers opened their virtual wallets to the tune of $12.4 billion, according to data from Adobe Analytics. The holiday shopping extravaganza marked a 9.6% increase compared to the previous year, surpassing initial projections. In the peak hour from 10:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern, a staggering $15.7 million was spent every minute, making Cyber Monday the largest online shopping day in history. The hottest deals were
Israel Diamond Exchange Opens “Stand With Israel” Sales Event at DDC NY
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) opened the special sales event “STAND WITH ISRAEL” yesterday at the New York Diamond Dealers Club. The event is being held from November 27 – 30, 2023, on the trading floor of the DDC, with the participation of 25 leading diamond companies from Israel. The event was opened by Israel Diamond Exchange President Boaz Moldawsky and DDC NY President Elliot Krischer with the attendance of diamond leaders including Eli Izhakoff, Honorary President
Mines Ministry to Launch First Ever Tranche of Critical and Strategic Minerals Auction
The Ministry of Mines, will be launching the first tranche auction of critical and strategic minerals here on 29th November, 2023. As Chief Guest, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Pralhad Joshi will be launching the first ever critical minerals auction process. Twenty blocks of critical and strategic minerals being auctioned are spread across the country. This is a landmark initiative that will boost our economy, enhance national security and support our transition to a clean energy future.
WDC President praises determination of KP Participants and Observers, which led to critical decisions during 2023 Plenary
World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki struck a cautiously optimistic note at the conclusion of the 2023 Kimberley Process Plenary on November 10, 2023, at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, after the Plenary agreed on 98 items. President Zerouki noted that a real milestone has been set with the finalization of arrangements for the establishment
INHORGENTA will be festive for its 50th anniversary Premiere of Wedding World
INHORGENTA 2024 is devoting a separate area to weddings: “Wedding World” in Hall B2 will be the new wonderworld for Inhorgenta visitors with a stylized wedding chapel and around 30 top-class jewelry brands.
From classic to individual wedding rings
Engagement and wedding rings have played an important role at INHORGENTA for 50 years. Around 30 exhibitors such
JGTD 2024 announces new show dates and venue Third edition will be held from 12 – 14 November 2024
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is rescheduling its third edition to 12 – 14 November 2024 as it prepares to move to its new home in Halls 1 & 2 South of the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC). The fair was originally set for 6 – 8 February 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Czech Mint is proud to announce a new addition to its Middle Eastern portfolio, the first Crystal Coin celebrating a famous festival of Diwali
The symbiosis of traditional regional crafts comes from the Czech Republic, the birthplace of the famous Bohemian crystal. The tradition of minting in the Czech Republic dates back hundreds of years when the Czech Kingdom had abundance of silver. It was just a matter of time until the strengths of
DGCX Launches GCC’s First Shari’ah Compliant Silver Spot Contract
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (“DGCX”), the largest and most diversified derivatives exchange in the Middle East, today announced the launch of the GCC’s first Shari’ah Compliant Silver Spot Contract (“DSSC”), aimed at providing investors with a reliant and transparent platform for trading the white metal. Having received regulatory approval from the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), the new contract will be available for trading
NEBU EXPO FOR GOLD & JEWELRY, Africa, and the MENA region's leading trade fair for the gold and jewelry industry, is back and better than ever in 2023. Taking place from November 26 – 28 at the prestigious Egyptian International Exhibition Center, the NEBU Expo offers an unparalleled platform for sellers and buyers to connect, explore new opportunities, and showcase the latest trends in the global jewelry trade.
India Jewellery Designers Forum 2023 - A Huge success
‘Design as an element in business is of immense value. In today’s robust global economic framework all businesses understand the power and financial value of a good design. In this “Era of Design” successful brands seem to really value design and utilize it to secure a competitive advantage’. The Designers’ fraternity in India have played an important role in transforming the gems and jewellery industry in the country and have highlighted the importance of designer jewellery and the aspiration that it
GIA Alumni Collective, Mumbai Chapter Hosts an Insightful Evening during Bharat Diamond Week
GIA Alumni Collective, Mumbai Chapter hosted an insightful evening in which the attendees were enthralled by a conversation with Avnish Anand, CEO, CaratLane. The event, held at the Bharat Diamond Bourse, during the Bharat Diamond Week, brought together GIA alumni from diverse backgrounds and was followed by a networking meet.
JCK 2022 Honored with Trade Show Executive Gold 100 “Greatest Show of 2022” Award
JCK, the leading jewelry industry trade show, organized by RX, proudly announces its recent accolade as the recipient of the prestigious Trade Show Executive Gold 100 "Greatest Trade Show of 2022" award. The award was presented at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit event held in San Diego
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced that the American lawyer, investment banker, New York Times bestselling author and precious metals expert, Jim Rickards, will deliver the keynote speech at the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) on 21 November 2023.
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has been named ‘Global Free Zone of the Year 2023’ by the Financial Times’ FDI Magazine for a record ninth consecutive year. A total of 69 nominees were assessed against a comprehensive set of criteria, updated this year to increase scope and difficulty, by the Financial Times’ editorial team and a panel of independent judges, making the award
IGI's 16th Edition of D Show was held in Chennai, India on the 27th and 28th of September. The two-day exhibition showcased the exceptional craftsmanship of the finest jewelry by manufacturers, who displayed their intricate and exquisite work to the attendees. The theme of this year's exhibition was "Time," which further added to the excitement and allure of the showcased jewelry pieces. The theme not only highlighted the skill and creativity of the jewelers but also
Indian High Fashion & Jewellery Shine at GJEPC's 'Jewels UnBounded' in Hong Kong
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), the apex trade organization dedicated to promoting Indian gem and jewellery exports worldwide, hosted a historic event - "Jewels UnBounded - a one-of-a-kind showcase in Hong Kong on the evening of September 21, 2023. The event showcased India's rich and diverse range of gemstones, jewellery, and textiles to the discerning buyers from across Asia, highlighting the
International participation roars back at the biggest jewellery show in the world
The 40th edition of Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) wrapped up on a triumphant note this past Sunday, 24 September – setting records as the city’s first event since the pandemic to witness the full resurgence of international participation. Widely recognised as the largest jewellery fair globally, with 3,417 exhibitors hailing from 44 countries
The third edition of the Hardrock Summit, held in Denver from September 15-18, 2023, concluded with over 1,000 trade visitors and nearly 6,000 total visitors attending the show. The event attracted a diverse audience, including industry professionals and consumers, who were treated to a spectacular showcase of exhibitions, activities and education highlighting fine jewelry, gemstones and mineral specimens. This included participation from members of
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today released a special edition of its Future of Trade thought leadership report series focused on lab-grown diamonds (LGDs), the rapid global rise of this nascent technology and its transformative impact on the industry.
Pure Earth honours Belgian climate advocate Iris Van der Veken with Impact Award
International nonprofit organization Pure Earth is honoring Belgian climate advocate Iris Van der Veken with the 2023 Pure Earth Impact Award. Pure Earth is heading the fight against mercury-lead pollution around the world. The Pure Earth Impact Award goes to outstanding champions in climate protection, human rights and gender. Iris Van der Veken is also the first woman in many of these areas
Government of Wallonia invests €250,000 in iTraceiT
iTraceiT, an independent, third-party company specializing in traceability solutions and the creator of the world's first digital diamond passport, has received a grant of €250,000 from the Walloon government's investment fund W.IN.G (Wallonia Innovation and Growth). The funding will contribute toward the expansion of iTraceiT's marketing and sales program and the company's foothold in India
The Jewelry Glitter in Global Exports Spreads from Istanbul to the World
The Jewelry Sector, which has an important position in the global economy, is preparing to come together at Istanbul Jewelry Show, one of the five largest international jewelry fairs in the world. The show, which will be organized by Informa Markets under the sponsorship of Elmas Kule between October 5-8, 2023, at Istanbul Expo Center, aims to bring together the latest products
20th Silver Triennial starts on August 26 at DIVA museum
DIVA presents the Silver Triennial, exhibition for contemporary design, from 26 August to 8 October 2023. The Silver Triennial competition is organised every three years by the German Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau. This year it is taking place for the 20th time.
Lucara Diamond Corp. announces the intention to appoint William Lamb as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and a director, replacing Ms. Eira Thomas. Eira Thomas co-founded Lucara in 2007, with partners Lukas Lundin and Catherine McLeod-Seltzer. Ms. Thomas took on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2018. Ms. Thomas has been integral to the development and success of the Company's
Creative director Paola De Luca to outline vision on the future of the industry at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney
Creative director and jewellery expert Paola De Luca, CEO of consulting firm The Futurist LLC and founder of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, an independent observatory of Italian trade show VicenzaOro, will lead seminars at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney from August 26-28, giving insights into the future of the global jewellery
DITP and GIT announce the Ruby Celebration of Bangkok Gems’ in its 68th Edition This September
Mr. Phusit Ratanakul Sereroengrit, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and Mr. Sumed Prasongpongchai, Director of the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), joined forces with nearly 20 governmental and private sector agencies to announce the 68th edition of Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair.
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the recovery of a 1,080.1 carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana (image attached). The diamond, measuring
Chair of Judging Panel, Rachael Taylor, offers helpful advice for businesses entering the HALO Award 2023
Applications for the HALO (Hallmarking Awareness and Learning Online Awards) 2023 close on 8th September, allowing another five weeks to submit entries. The Award encourages jewellers selling online to celebrate and promote the hallmark. Chair of the HALO Award Judging Panel, Rachael Taylor shares her thoughts on the Award and what
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere 2023 starts with a bang, sets an optimistic outlook for the future
The much-awaited 39th edition of IIJS Premiere 2023, organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), kick-starts today in Mumbai. This prestigious event brings together the gems and jewellery industry for an extraordinary showcase of excellence, innovation, and sustainability. IIJS Premiere 2023 promises
New CIBJO Congress special report examines strategies for meeting stricter demands for supply chain integrity
With fewer than nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2023 CIBJO Congress in Jaipur, India, on October 3, 2023, the second of the pre-congress Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Sustainability Development Commission, headed by John Mulligan, its considers the increasing demands upon the jewellery industry to respond appropriately to the world’s unprecedented environmental and social challenges.
Gems & Jewellery Exports could witness a fall of up to 15%
The Gems & Jewellery exports from India comprising Precious Metals Jewellery as well as Polished Diamond Exports could fall upto 15% this fiscal compared to YOY results said Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC. Attributing this fall to economic volatility, ongoing Russia – Ukraine war and slump in two major markets that is the US and China Industry sources say the polished manufacturers in India are facing tough times to continue with the large workforce.
DITP and GIT celebrate 4 decades of “Bangkok Gems”,
preparing for the 68th edition in September
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), in collaboration with the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, two agencies under the Ministry of Commerce, are preparing to organize the 68th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, which will be held from September 6-10, 2023 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC).
50th anniversary—strong momentum
New hall structure for a brilliant future
“We are setting the course for a bright future for INHORGENTA. For its 50th birthday, the trade fair will undergo a comprehensive trading-up, and with the new hall structure, we are creating space for growth, particularly in the luxury segment, and are enhancing the visitor experience,” explains Stefan Rummel, Managing Director
JGTD returns for third edition with richer showcase of product diversity and innovation
Further solidifying its distinctive position as a top-tier destination for B2B sourcing worldwide, Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is returning for its third edition with new pavilions and an enhanced selection of products from 6 to 8 February 2024 at the Dubai World
Hong Kong shines bright on global stage with pivotal return of Jewellery & Gem ASIA
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) successfully concluded its first big event since 2019 on 25 June, setting the stage for renewal and transformation as the industry undergoes a massive transition. In a format similar to its pre-pandemic editions, JGA, previously known as the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, brought together 1,688 exhibitors from
In address to ECOSOC High-Level forum at United Nations, CIBJO President emphasizes jewellery’s positive societal role
Speaking this morning to the High-Level Segment of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Gaetano Cavalieri, President of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO), emphasized the potential that the jewellery industry has as a force for positive societal development, particularly during the period following
Jewellery Industry Voices session at IAC conference in New York to kick off seminar series on protection of intellectual property
The protection of individual creativity in the jewellery and watch industries, be it related to the design of jewellery, watches or gemstone cuts, or to the branding of collections and companies, will come under the spotlight during a CIBJO Jewellery Industry Voices seminar, which will take place as part of Initiatives in Art and Culture’s 13th Annual Gold + Diamond Conference in New York, July 17-19, 2023.
London Diamond Bourse Launches Ground-breaking Mentor Programme to Empower Newcomers in the Diamond and Jewellery Industry
The London Diamond Bourse proudly announces the launch of its inaugural Mentor Programme at the GIA Careers fair on Friday 14th July 2023, a pioneering initiative designed to provide support to students and newcomers in the diamond and jewellery industry. This mentorship programme aims to facilitate and support a seamless transition for aspiring professionals as they embark on their chosen career path within the industry.
Mozambique starts certification of diamonds, precious metals and gemstones
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias, yesterday in the city of Chimoio, Manica province, inaugurated the first trading hub for the certification of diamonds, precious stones and gems, where the Kimberley Process Precious Metals and Gemstone Management Unit also operates.
World Jewellery Confederation and the Birmingham Assay Office enter into Technical Cooperation Agreement
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and The Birmingham Assay Office (BAO) have announced a significant new partnership, establishing a framework for technical cooperation between the two organisations aimed at enhancing the global jewellery industry. It was signed in Birmingham on June 23, 2023, by Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, and Doug Henry, CEO and Assay Master of the Birmingham Assay Office.
London Diamond Bourse – Practical Diamond Knowledge Workshop – CPD Certified
On June 12th the London Diamond Bourse announced the certification of their educational Practical Diamond Knowledge Workshop. Production of the course originally got underway back in 2021 and was officially launched in August 2022, since then there has been a steady stream of participants, and the feedback has been extremely positive.
Dassani Brothers Introduces Men's Jewellery Collection To Celebrate Father's Day with Timeless Style and Distinction
As Father's Day approaches, Dassani Brothers is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest men's jewellery collection. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and showcasing unparalleled artistry, this collection celebrates the timeless style and distinction of fathers everywhere. The focal pieces of this collection
Precious metals industry honours CIBJO President with IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has received the 2023 IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the precious metals industry. The award was made by Koichiro Tanaka, CEO of the Tokyo-headquartered Tanaka Group, during the 47th Conference of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, on June 13.
Gembridge customers co-create jewellery with some of the world’s best designers
Customers of digital gemstone marketplace Gembridge can now design jewellery directly with a diverse range of world-class designers and artisans around the world, from New York to Geneva, Beirut to Bangkok. Vatche Aghjayan, the New York-based designer and one of America’s top jewellers, has created a statement ring with a Gembridge customer in Asia. “The Gembridge team found us a stunning pastel pink stone in New York, then got Vatche, one
Get ready: Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong back in action next month
Hong Kong is abuzz with excitement as it prepares to host Asia’s largest mid-year B2B fine jewellery destination for the first time in three years, with buyers from around the world eager to explore the impressive exhibits and product innovations that will be on offer at the fair next month, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery announced today. Taking place from 22 to 25 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is making a comeback this year with a format that closely mirrors the fair’s original version. More than 30 pavilions, including JGA’s
Vicenzaoro is all sold out for the September edition. The gold, jewellery and watch community’s most eagerly awaited event in Europe will be back from 8th to 12th September with the entire exhibition area of Italian Exhibition Group's Vicenza Expo Centre already fully-booked as of June. IEG's b2b trade show will bring the sector’s present and future to Vicenza with the most important companies, buyers, operators, institutions, trade associations and media.
Alliance for Responsible Mining and Mercury Free Mining Field Test Innovative Artisanal Gold Processing System
The recent successful field-test of an innovative system for mercury-free processing of gold ore is a significant advancement in the important effort to safeguard the health and safety and improve economic outcomes for artisanal, small-scale gold miners (ASGM) and their communities. The field tests, conducted with approximately 60 miners in three communities in Colombia’s Chocó and Antioquia departments in mid-April 2023, followed several years of planning and technical analysis
Industry faces new challenges in post-COVID world, CIBJO President tells pearl conference in Zhuji
With the world finally emerging from the restrictions imposed during the COVID crisis, the jewellery industry is now required to compete without certain of the strategic advantages it had during the pandemic, and this is occurring during a period of economic slowdown in many regions, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has told the Global Pearl Development Conference in Zhuji, China, on May 21, 2023.
Dassani Brothers Introduces Medallion Collection for Mother’s Day: A Perfect Gift for Every Mom!
India’s finest designer jewellery brand established in 1984, Dassani Brothers announces its exclusive Medallion collection to honour the most special woman in our lives this Mother’s Day. The Medallion collection of unique neck pieces is designed to celebrate the warmth and unconditional love of mothers, grandmothers, and motherly figures in our lives.
Emerald Jewel Industry partners with Preciosa
"Emerald Jewel Industry, a leading jewellery brand, has entered into an exclusive ingredient branding partnership with Preciosa, the world-renowned manufacturer of Czech crystal components and cubic zirconia. The collaboration has resulted in the creation of a range of elegant and unique pieces that are sure to impress jewellery enthusiasts. The Preciosa cubic zirconia used in the collection are of the finest quality, and the designs are a perfect fusion of modern and classic styles.
Ethical Metalsmiths Welcomes New President - Christina Malle
Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) EM is pleased to announce the appointment of incoming President Christina Malle of Christina Malle Designs in NY, NY. Christina Malle of New York is taking the reins from outgoing president Monica Stephenson of Anza Gems who has served as Ethical Metalsmiths’ board president for the last three years, from May of 2020 to 2023. Monica will remain on the Board of Directors.
Promoting “Made in Italy” Italian Trade Commission launches campaign to support Italian jewelry exporters at JCK Las Vegas and COUTURE
The Italian Trade Commission in Houston (ITA Houston) is spearheading a new campaign to support the Italian jewelry sector in the United States, presenting the Italian pavilion of around 100 jewelers at JCK Las Vegas and 36 Italian exhibitors at the COUTURE show. ITA Houston, whose team will be present at JCK Las Vegas, will promote the
WFDB Enters into Partnership with Natural Diamond Council
Recognizing increased consumer demand as being critical to the prosperity of the natural diamond industry, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has entered into a partnership with the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to support the growth of the industry. As well as making an initial financial investment, the WFDB will work together with the NDC to identify ways in which the values of natural diamonds can reach more consumers more frequently, through the direct reach of the WFDB, its member bourses, and their individual members.
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 appoints new industry and independent Board Members
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030) announced today seven new Board Member appointments. Since its foundation, the Watch & Jewellery Initiative has been working diligently on a robust governance framework. Over the past six months, the organisation has launched a rigorous
Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr Anoop Mehta
Anoop Mehta, Chairman/Managing Director, Mohit Diamonds and President Bharat Diamond Bourse was conferred the “Lifetime Achievement” honor during the 49th India Gem and Jewellery Awards 2023 held in Mumbai. Mr Anoop Mehta is the Chairman/Managing Director of one of the world’s most prominent Diamond Company, Mohit Diamonds. A fourth generation entrepreneur, Mr Mehta is a legend in his own terms who has been instrumental in the growth of Mohit Diamonds expanding the canvass from Mumbai India to Dubai, and Gabarone.
Ethical Metalsmiths Releases Results of Responsible Industry Survey
Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) is sharing results of the Responsible Industry Survey, a survey conducted by a team of EM members and headed up by Alisa Thorp, Co-Owner and Ideator of Mercurius Jewelry. The team summarized the survey in their report: “The Responsible Industry Survey provided important information as we learned WHO is thinking about ethics, HOW they’re working through that process, and WHAT they need to be supported in that work.”
Mission of BHC’s reappointed Chair

The British Hallmarking Council has appointed its current Chair, Noel Hunter OBE, to serve for a third three-year term.

Noel has indicated three key priorities for his final term of office:
Celebrating 250 years of the Birmingham Assay Office
Birmingham City University students were invited to design a commemorative logo mark to be used from 3rd April 2023 until the end of the year to celebrate the 250th birthday of the Birmingham Assay Office. Around eighty Graphic Design students at the university were given the brief to work on. Due to the size requirements of a logo mark, the guidelines for the brief were strict. A logo mark can often be applied at a size of less than a millimetre, therefore the design must be kept simple enough to still be visible. However, the design should also
Bharat Diamond Week 4th edition launched!
The 4th edition of Bharat Diamond Week was launched today at Bharat Diamond Bourse with much Fanfare. Dr M’zée Fula-Ngenge, Chairman African Diamond Council was the chief guest along with Mr CP Singh Chauhan, IRS, Jt Development Commissioner SEEPZ and Mr Senthilnathan, Chairman ECGC. Dr. Ngenge in his inauguaral address spoke on the strong bond that the Indian Diamond Industry shares with the African nations and expressed support to foster relationships and strengthening the supply chain between India and african mining economies.
Amazon Looks to Grow Diamonds in Bid to Boost Computer Networks
Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with a unit of De Beers Group to grow artificial diamonds, betting that custom-made gems could could help revolutionize computer networks.  De Beers’s Element Six division will be working on the project with Amazon Web Services’ Center for Quantum Networking, a unit that’s seeking next-generation ways to transmit data securely over longer distances.
De Beers Institute of Diamonds, part of De Beers Group, is pleased to share further details of an unusual diamond within a diamond, formally named the ‘Beating Heart’, which was recently analysed at its facilities in Maidenhead, UK. The 0.329 carat, D-colour, Type IaAB diamond was found to have an internal cavity enclosing a smaller diamond that is trapped yet free to move around within the space.
Jewelry ideas take shape at Oroarezzo, the event dedicated to the best Italian gold, silver and jewellery manufacturing for the design and development of unique creations and private labels, a segment shown to be increasing considerably in the luxury and fashion sector. From 13th to 16th May 2023, in the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, the market, major brands, wholesalers and international retailers will encounter
WFDB Concludes Successful 40th World Diamond Congress Yoram Dvash Reelected as WFDB President
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses concluded a very successful 40th World Diamond Congress, held in Ramat Gan from March 28 – 30, 2023 as part of Israel Diamond Week. The Congress, whose theme was “Change and Innovation in the New Diamond Reality, was attended by Presidents and officers of most of the 27 member bourses, as well as dozens of Young Diamantaires. In addition to speeches
Ethical Metalsmiths Announces Launch of Grantorship Program
Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) is excited to announce the launch of the Grantorship Program, a program that was developed in 2022 by EM’s former Executive Director Alexandra Hart and EM Advisor Kathleen Lynagh House. Donors have already committed to supporting several of our target areas listed below! These grants were developed to focus on three types of need in the areas of: Education, Connection, and Action, which align with EM’s mission statement: Inspiring
The World Diamond Museum establishes a non-profit association in Monaco
The World Diamond Museum reached a significant milestone upon receiving a permit from the Ministry of State of the Principality of Monaco to establish itself in Monaco. The statement reads: "The World Diamond Museum aims to be a dynamic, independent association, accessible to all, exercising its activities mainly in the Principality of Monaco. Its chief objective is to create, set up, administer, and promote a museum entirely dedicated to the theme
State visit highlights the successful partnership between the Antwerp diamond sector and South Africa
From the 22nd until the 27th of March, his and her Majesty, the King and Queen of Belgium, are on an official visit to the Republic of South Africa to emphasize the strong bilateral relations between both countries. During their visit, His Majesty the King has visited the “diamond and jewellery precinct” in the Gauteng Industrial Developmental
IDMA's 40th Congress to kick off with Conversations with Industry Leaders on the afternoon of March 28 at the Israel Diamond Exchange Complex
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will kick off its 40th Congress with a "Conversations with Industry Leaders" happening on the afternoon of March 28 at the D-Mall, adjacent to the Maccabi Building of the Israel Diamond Exchange complex. The panel discussion sessions will run from 13:00 to 17:00 hours on March 28.
MIT, DANAT establish research collaboration on pearl identification
MIT and The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) have established a research collaboration to develop advanced characterization tools for the analysis of the properties of pearls and to explore technologies to assign unique identifiers to individual pearls. The three-year project will be led by Admir Mašić, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in collaboration with Vladimir Bulović, the Fariborz Maseeh Chair
DMIA members meet-and-greet and hear updates from GIA, NDC
The Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) held its first annual member “meet-and-greet-and inform” cocktail reception on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. A well-attended DMIA membership meeting followed the reception. DMIA had invited representatives of GIA (the Gemological Institute of America), the Natural Diamond Council (NDC),
Hari Krishna Exports Receives Prestigious Dun & Bradstreet ESG Leadership Award 2023
Hari Krishna Exports Private Limited is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with the prestigious Dun & Bradstreet ESG Leadership Award 2023 in the Environment - Climate Impact category. The award recognizes the company's exceptional work in the field of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
Hon’ble Karnataka Minister Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani inaugurates the 1st Edition of IIJS Tritiya
India’s apex body, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presents India International Jewellery Show - IIJS Tritiya – in Southern India at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 17th to 20th March 2023 – a month prior to Akshaya Tritiya, the auspicious gold jewellery-buying festival. IIJS
The Jewelry of Economy Shines
Türkiye’s exports grow unabated despite the setbacks in global supply chain that deeply affect the entire world, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and energy crisis. ‘Jewelry Sector’ holds an important position in respect of export products. While the jewelry sector performed 5 billion 855 million dollars of exports in 2022, the gold and silver exports increased by 7% and stone jewelry exports grew by around 33%. Representatives of such
A Sustainable Glow at the Jewelry Show
Istanbul Jewelry Show bases its sustainability work on 3 fundamental points: helping the jewelry sector by inspiring sustainable development, making the fair more environmentally sensitive every single day, and organizing the fair by fulfilling social responsibilities. The fair provides support to the designers, workshops, vocational high schools, and universities with a view to underscoring the importance of sustainable development.
GJEPC Presents India Advantage at the Hong Kong Show
On the sidelines of the ongoing 39th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, GJEPC organised an Event and Discussion on INDIA ADVANTAGE in the august presence of His Excellency Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat (Hon. Ambassador of India, People’s Republic of China) and Ms. Satwant Khanalia (Consul General, Consulate General
Celebrate Women's Day with Dassani Brothers' Vibrant Bridal Jewellery Collection, Mirari! #NooraniGehna
India’s finest designer jewellery brand established in 1984, Dassani Brothers highlights its new vibrant bridal jewellery from the Mirari collection #NooraniGehna on the occasion of women’s day. The collection will be showcased at the IIJS Tritiya exhibition, Bengaluru from 17th - 20th March 2023 and
ICA Announces New Board of Directors
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Board of Directors, led by new President, Damien Cody. Cody hails from Australia and is the principal of Cody Opal (Australia) Pty Ltd. The new Board took office at the ICA Board of Directors Meeting in Dubai last week.
The 7th Guangzhou International Jewelry and Diamond Conference returned with highly attention
On February 23, 2023, guided by the The People’s Government of Panyu District, Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China, China Gold Association, Guangdong Trading Holding Group, and supported by The World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Natural Diamond Council, the highly anticipated
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced the establishment of the Tender Best Practice Forum Code of Conduct under the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), the world’s largest diamond tender facility and the official trade body for
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai roars back with 20% growth in buyer numbers
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) saw a year-over-year 20% boost in buyer attendance throughout its three-day run, driven by an influx of new and returning buyers from 95 countries and regions. Held from 12 to 14 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the B2B show is poised to live up to its boundless potential
IIJS Premier 2023 to be organised in Dual venues: JIO World Convention Centre & NESCO
GJEPC announced today that it will be hosting the IIJS Premiere 2023 in Two different venues in Mumbai city. The show will run simultaneously held in NESCO Grounds Goregaon Mumbai as well as JIO World Convention centre Bandra Mumbai. The Show will be organized from the 3rd to 7th of August in the Jio Centre and from 4th to 8th August 2023 in the NESCO Exhibition Centre. Members of Bharat Diamond Bourse would become most beneficial to Exhibit their respective products as the JIO World Convention centre which is just adjacent to JIO World Centre would be dedicated
Final Opportunity to Register for Israel Diamond Week 2023
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), organizers of the Israel International Diamond Week, to be held from March 27 – 30, 2023, reports that due to overwhelming registration for the event only a few hotel rooms for participating buyers are available. Buyers participating in the International Diamond Exhibition from March 28 – 30, 2023 are eligible for three complimentary nights at a local hotel, but organizers warn that the number of hotel rooms is limited. Buyers who register late will not be guaranteed free hotel accommodations.
A new idea of gold-jewellery manufacturing is taking shape in Arezzo. For its 42nd edition Oroarezzo is evolving and preparing for an event brimming with new ideas. From 13th to 16th May 2023, in the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) event specifically for the excellence and craftsmanship of the best Made in Italy gold and jewellery production will enhance its offer
H.E Dr.Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas attends the ongoing 'MINING INDABA' in South Africa.
Dr.Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas is attending the ongoing 'MINING INDABA' at Capetown, South Africa to woo investors into the promising Minerals and Precious Stones sector of Angola. The Ministerial delegation from Angola is preparing to meet promising Investors who are willing to invest into the Republic of Angola in the Minerals
Tiffany and Co. Acquires the World’s Final Collection of Rare Argyle Pink Diamonds
Tiffany & Co. has announced that it has acquired a final bespoke curation of rare pink diamonds from Australia’s now-closed Argyle Diamond Mine. The Argyle diamond mine is located in Australia’s East Kimberley region, a remote area of Western Australia. The infamous mine was open from 1983 until November 2020, when it closed due to the exhaustion of resources. It remains virtually the only significant source of pink diamonds in the world, accounting for at least 90% of pink diamond discoveries. While mining at Argyle has ceased,
World’s No. 1 fine jewellery event celebrates four decades by honouring 40 extraordinary individuals shaping the future of jewellery
Informa Markets Jewellery is celebrating the 40th edition of Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) – previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair – by honouring the exceptional achievements of 40 extraordinary individuals who have helped shape and continue to make a positive difference in the jewellery industry today.
Registration Now Open for World Diamond Congress
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that registration is now open for the 40th World Diamond Congress, which will take place in Ramat Gan, Israel from March 28 – 30, 2023. The World Diamond Congress, the WFDB’s most important event, convenes representatives of the 29 member bourses as well as leaders of the world diamond community every three years in a different diamond center. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the last World Diamond Congress was held virtually in September 2020.
World Jewellery Confederation to launch CIBJO Academy, to educate industry and public about standards and terminology
World Jewellery Confederation President Gaetano Cavalieri has announced the establishment of the CIBJO Academy, which will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of educational programmes and materials, suitable for jewellery professionals and the consuming public, about standards, operating principles and terminology developed within CIBJO’s various commissions and expert committees.
HRD Antwerp announces the winners of the 18th HRD Design Awards at Vicenzaoro
In the fully packed Teatro Palladio at Vicenzaoro, the reinvented design competition came to its conclusion with the announcement of the 3 category winners, the two runners-up and the overall competition winner. That final honor falls upon the young and new talent Wang Xuerui from China. CEO Ellen Joncheere also launched a new initiative to support young designers worldwide: the young Designers Community.
A record edition that exceeds the already high expectations of the evening before the start, files away the most difficult years and looks to the sector’s future with total optimism. This is Vicenzaoro January 2023, which closes today at Vicenza Expo Center. And it was precisely during these days that IEG officially announced the start of the work aimed at giving the Expo Centre a new look that will be even more welcoming
Dassani Brothers, India’s finest designer jewellery brand, plans to unveil the most exquisite wedding collection, Mirari, to enhance the charm of every new-age bride. The new collection will be showcased during the IIJS Tritiya exhibition at BIEC, Bengaluru, from 17th - 20th March 2023. The Mirari collection includes necklaces in a variety of styles and colours, including bridal chokers, long 3-liners, and round-the-neck sets, as well as statement rings, bangles
Diamonds Do Good® Announces New Board Members for 2023
At its annual meeting this month Diamonds Do Good® (DDG) added 10 new members to their board of directors with Anna Martin, Senior Vice President, Institute and Industry Relations at GIA remaining as President for 2023. Martin stated, “We are thrilled to welcome these incredible new board members with their range of talents and expertise. All have expressed their passion for building the mission and impact of Diamonds Do Good® around the
Jawhara Jewellery & Natural Diamond Council join hands to promote the natural diamond dream in UAE
The Natural Diamond Council (NDC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote and support the natural diamond industry has partnered with leading jewellery brand, Jawhara Jewellery, to enhance aspiration and desire for natural diamonds in the United Arab Emirates. This intriguing
Israel International Diamond Week March 27 – 30, 2023 to Feature Tender of Polished Goods
Israel International Diamond Week, to be held from March 27 – 30, 2023, will feature a much-anticipated tender of polished goods held at the Israel Diamond Exchange’s International Tender Center. The tender will be conducted by Diagurus from March 26 – 30, 2023. The tender will include a large amount of white and fancy color polished goods in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Diagurus is the Israeli branch of the South African DMC, which specializes
Jewellery industry Voices begins fourth season in Vicenza with two hybrid in-person and live-streamed seminars
CIBJO’s popular Jewellery Industry Voices webinar and seminar series will kick off its fourth season in the same venue where it concluded its third, at the VICENZAORO show in Vicenza, Italy. On Sunday, January 22, 2022, it will conduct two hybrid seminars – in person and simultaneously live streamed – in the Palladio Theatre at the Vicenza exposition centre. The event, which is hosted by the Italian Exhibition Group, is being co-organized with New York-based Initiatives in Arts and Culture.
INHORGENTA MUNICH: perfect for trend scouting
In late February, INHORGENTA will provide valuable guidance in turbulent times. Despite all the challenges due to the pandemic and current economic developments: “We were rewarded with encouraging sales when customers returned to the stores—the run on products that hold their value was intensified by the crisis,” reports Anja Heiden, Member of the Board at Wempe Jewelers. Swiss Dominik Maegli, Owner of MAEGLI tick different, is experiencing
GJEPC’s IIJS Signature 2023 will give Indian jewellers a good opportunity to showcase their versatile collections to international buyers: Smt. Anupriya Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presents the first design-centric jewellery show of the calendar year 2023, India International Jewellery Show (IIJS Signature) and India Gem & Jewellery
Upholding the legacy of Dassani Brothers by pursuing artistic excellence with technical perfection and crafting jewellery of unsurpassed beauty for over three decades, the company forays into the uncharted market with Saige Collection range of Men’s jewellery at IIJS Signature 2023 jewellery exhibition which will be held in Mumbai from
ICA Announces Schedule and Speakers for 2023 ICA Congress
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce the schedule and speaker line-up for the 2023 ICA Congress. The featured speakers for the four-day event include Dr. Jeffrey Post, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, National Gem and Mineral Collection, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Tom Moses, Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, Gemological Institute of America;
Eskom’s De Ruyter Among Headline Speakers at Mining Indaba 2023
The world’s largest mining event, Investing in African Mining Indaba (https://www.MiningIndaba.com), is returning to Cape Town in February 2023 and its speaker line-up boasts business, government, policymakers and investors from across the mining industry. In February, attendees will hear from global leaders in the Mining Indaba network including Anglo American Chief Executive, Duncan Wanblad; Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive,
Delgatto Diamond Finance Fund & Newfield Enter into Finance Agreement
Newfield Resources Limited (Newfield or Company) (ASX: NWF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase and sales agreement with Del Gatto Diamond Finance Fund (DDFF or Del Gatto) to assist with the continued development of the Company’s Tongo Diamond Mine and for general working capital. Del Gatto Diamond Finance, through its flagship fund, the Del Gatto Diamond Finance Fund, provides
VICENZAORO JANUARY 2023: from 20th to 24th January, the jewellery industry’s most eagerly awaited international appointment, with T.Gold and Vo Vintage
The 2023 world calendar of B2B events for the jewellery and gold sector opens in Vicenza, Italy: Vicenzaoro January (VOJ), the industry’s most eagerly awaited international exhibition organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group, will be back from 20th to 24th January. A not-to-be-missed appointment for the jewellery community, held at Vicenza Expo Centre, Vicenzaoro January 2023 will reassume “The Jewellery
At VOJ - Vicenzaoro January 2023, it's time for watches. The new TIME community, dedicated to contemporary watchmaking with multi-channel distribution, will be making its debut from 20th to 24th January. The B2B area will integrate the product offer of the Italian Exhibition Group show with a selection of brands and micro-brands. Accessories, components,
Jacques Cartier's descendant concludes her historic visit to Bahrain
The historian and scion of the famous Cartier family, Mrs Francesca Cartier Brickell, concluded her historic trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain during which she was hosted by the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT). The visit was made over a century since her great-grandfather, Jacques Cartier, first came to the island in the early 20th Century.
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced a partnership with Comtech Gold to digitise the trading of gold by tokenising the precious metal backed by physical gold bars registered on DMCC Tradeflow.
Asia’s leading digital gold platform, SafeGold, has signed an MoU with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise. The MoU aims to further contribute to SafeGold’s vision of digitising gold investment and enabling a digital ecosystem
IIJS Signature Team Travels Across The World, Inviting Buyers For The Upcoming Show
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), as part of its aggressive promotion of IIJS Signature 2023, has organised roadshows in important international markets. GJEPC, so far, has organised, roadshows in Nepal, Dubai, Singapore, Italy and Malaysia. Other markets like Abu Dhabi, Bahrain Bangladesh,
Angola's National Diamond Trading Company, SODIAM E.P, sold this Tuesday, at tender, special diamond productions from Lulo, Catoca and Luele. The net value of the global sale was USD 28,7 Millions of 1,819.79 carats.
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an extended diamond sales agreement (the "Agreement") with Lucara Botswana (Proprietary) Limited ("Lucara Botswana"), and HB Trading BV ("HB"), for the purpose of selling +10.8 carat rough diamonds produced from Lucara's Karowe
First Bahraini Pearl Jewelry Collection Launched as NFTs
Leena Al Ayoobi, one of Bahrain's foremost artists and designers, and My Gold Souq, a Bahrain-based jewelry startup, have collaborated to create the world's first collection of Bahraini pearl jewelry that will be sold as NFTs. The technical aspects of the project were managed by Web 3.0 firm Rudder Consultancy. The collection, named Sardana, is inspired by ancient Dilmun folk tales of men going out to sea to hunt for treasure. The pieces incorporate 18k gold and natural
Price of Fancy Color Diamonds Rose 1.0% in Q3 2022
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for the third quarter of 2022. After an increase of 0.8% in Q2 2022, the average price of all colors and sizes of fancy color diamonds climbed by 1.0% in Q3 2022. This climb was in contrast to the trend in white diamonds, which declined by 6.7%. Fancy Vivids across all color categories presented the highest increase
H.E. Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to UAE, inaugurates the 2nd edition of International Gem & Jewellery Show in Dubai
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India inaugurated the 2nd edition of the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) in Dubai, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to UAE; Ms. Laila Suhail, CEO Strategic Alliance & Partnerships Sector, Dubai Economy and Tourism;
Mehul Shah Vice President BDB acknowledges Israel Diamond Exchange's guidance & support in concetualising the Diamond Exchange in Mumbai
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] celebrated its 12th anniversary with high profile guests and a musical evening. Eminent personalities and dignitaries graced the day and participated in a musical program organised to commemorate the feat of completion of 12 glorious years since inception of Bharat Diamond Bourse complex
It’s showtime! Hong Kong’s June and September Jewellery & Gem Fairs returning to global stage in 2023
Two of the industry’s biggest B2B sourcing events will be back in action in Hong Kong in 2023 following a three-year forced pandemic break, Informa Markets Jewellery announced today. Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA), previously known
Record Q3 sales for Gembridge as listings surge
Digital marketplace Gembridge posted its highest ever sales in the third quarter of 2022, and boosted its listings of high-quality gemstones and jewellery. In September, Gembridge sold a large number of rare and beautiful gemstones at several price points, some in excess of USD 60,000. Ruby, emeralds, sapphires, fancy coloured sapphires and spinels were the most popular stones to be transacted.
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – and Synova SA, the Swiss based provider of revolutionary water jet guided laser systems, have announced that Synova SA has joined DMCC’s growing community of member companies by opening a new automated
26,000+ buyers from 143 countries met in Istanbul!
Istanbul Jewelry Show – October 2022 organized by Informa Markets between 06 to 09 October, 2022, as sponsored by Elmas Kule, gathered representatives of the jewelry industry from all around the world at Istanbul Expo Center. Products and services designed exclusively for the exhibition by 1,000 companies
“Golden” gesture by SEEPZ
In what can be called as a Golden gesture, the unit holders of Santacruz Electronic Export Process Zone (SEEPZ) rallied together to donate Rs 1.21 crore to Tata Memorial Hospital on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the SEEPZ.
Canadian Company Groupe RSL Produces Canada’s First Lab-Grown Diamond Gem
Groupe RSL is the first company to produce a Canadian lab-grown diamond gem, at its production facility in Quebec. The company is currently producing large diamonds for the premium jewellery market. With sustainability at the heart of its approach, Groupe RSL believes that lab diamonds have the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of diamond production.
Rare phosphorescence in CVD Lab Grown Diamond
Lab Grown Diamonds have gained increased popularity in recent times. Today’s cutting-edge technology has made it possible to replicate a diamond’s natural growth in highly controlled environments. The result has been the production of lab grown diamond in a few days, or weeks, with minimum investment. Lab grown diamonds are identical to a mined diamonds chemically, physically, and optically, but cost about 50% less.
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has signed an agreement with the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) that will see the two entities hold the ICA Annual Congress 2023 in Dubai.
"PMR" Sent on Cloud Nine, Ushering in the Groundbreaking Partnership with "AKARA" and "AUSIRIS" Connecting Their Supply Chains and Transforming Thailand into a One-Stop International Gold Hub Under the Ethos "Thai Gold for Thais"
Precious Metal Refining Company Limited or PMR innovates the gold industry, joining hands with Akara Resources Public Company Limited and Ausiris Company Limited in connecting the gold supply chain
CIBJO & UFBJOP announce strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 at VicenzaOro
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, is pleased to announce that CIBJO and UFBJOP have joined as affiliate members. CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) are pleased to announce they have become affiliate members
'Natural Diamond Council Names New Celebrity Ambassador, Lily James and Unveils Next Global Advertising Campaign'
The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) announces the imminent launch of its global advertising campaign with the sentiment: “To Treasure, Now and Forever” featuring the freshly appointed British actor, Lily James to Global Ambassador.
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today hosted the unveiling of one of the world’s largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamonds – the “Williamson Pink Star” – at the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE).
Construction of Mega Common Facility Centre[CFC] begins in SEEPZ
Mr Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, virtually conducted the Ground Breaking ceremony of the Mega Common Facilities Centre (CFC) Building at SEEPZ-SEZ, Andheri, Mumbai, on September 1, 2022. In his online address to the dignitaries and trade members present at the occasion, he said that it was indeed an honor to be present for this ceremony related to beginning of construction of the Mega CFC on the auspicious day during Ganeshotsav. This project will have the blessings
Dubai’s diamond industry and the three ‘c’s of community, collaboration, and climate
When inspecting the quality of diamonds, it is widely acknowledged to be aware of four key characteristics: cut, clarity, colour, and carat. In becoming a global centre, there are another three ‘c’s which have played an equally important role in Dubai’s meteoric growth and resilience in the sector: community, collaboration, and
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] members, employees sing National Anthem
The Government of Maharashtra on the occasion of the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations directed all government offices, members and employees of associations, and other entities to come together and unanimously sing the National Anthem as a concluding ceremony to the mammoth Independence celebrations that India and the world witnessed.
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] world’s largest Diamond Exchange celebrates India’s 75 Years of Independence with much Fanfare
H.E. Mr Frank Geerkens, Cosulte General of Belgium, H.E. Mr Agus P Saptono, Consulate General of Indonesia, H.E. Mr Zainal Azian Nadzir, Consulate General of Malaysia and Mrs Amruta Fadnavis wife of Mr Devendra Fadnavis, Dy Chief Minister Maharashtra state grace the grand occassion
IIJS Premiere 2022 Creates History - Records 50,000 Visitors; Expected to Generate Business Worth Rs. 50,000 Crore
The Gem & Jewllery Export Promotion Council’s flagship show IIJS Premiere held from 4th to 8th August in Mumbai saw a record number of visitors which will generate business worth Rs. 50000 Crore to exhibitors in the coming 4 – 6 months. The event was inaugurated on 4th August by Ms. Hema Malini, Member of Parliament, along with Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Vipul Shah,
Information about Eurobond coupon payments
PJSC ALROSA announces fulfilment of its Eurobond obligations in accordance with requirements of Russian legislation. As previously advised, as a result of the sanctions imposed on PJSC ALROSA (the "Company") and Alrosa Finance S.A., the issuer of two Note issues of Eurobonds in the amount of USD 500,000,000 each, maturing in 2024 and 2027,
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has confirmed its continued support for Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) as the official partner of its second edition to be held in February 2023.
Signet Jewelers Announces Strategic Acquisition of Blue Nile, Inc. and Updates FY23 Guidance
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet" or the "Company") (NYSE: SIG), the world's leading retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Nile, Inc. ("Blue Nile"), a leading online retailer of engagement rings and fine jewelry, for $360 million in an all cash transaction. Blue Nile delivered revenue
Lab grown diamonds are gaining more and more popularity across the globe with each passing day. While lab-grown diamonds are 100% real and more affordable option, the fact that these diamonds best align with the values of today’s consumer is what is setting them a league apart. Those opting for lab-grown diamonds are also making sure that they not
Deepika Padukone Graces GJEPC’s ‘Jewellers for Hope’ Charity Dinner
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organised the 7th edition of its charity dinner ‘Jewellers for Hope’ in association with World Gold Council and De Beers, and Powered by GIA. As every year, this year too, the event raised Rs. 1 Crore from Jewellers. The proceeds of the charity dinner were donated to leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s foundation Live Love Laugh (LLL) that
JGT Dubai gears up for second edition in Feb 2023
Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) is anticipated to get an overseas boost when it returns for its second edition from 12 to 14 February 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), show organisers Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) announced at a virtual press conference
GIA India to Showcase Latest Offerings at IIJS Premiere 2022
GIA India Laboratory Private Limited (GIA India) will showcase its latest laboratory and education offerings at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2022 from 4-8 August at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. These include the re-energised GIA Alumni Collective, the digital GIA Diamond Dossier®, the new GIA mobile app, GIA Match iD™ device, the GIA® Source Verification Service, and a new approach to gem education
Beauty and brilliance of diamonds take centre stage at JGW Singapore
Prominent names in the diamond world will showcase their brilliance at Asia’s top B2B jewellery sourcing destination of the year – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Singapore (JGW Singapore). Taking place at the Singapore EXPO from 27 to 30 September, JGW Singapore is bringing together close to 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions, including some of the biggest names
New products, the première of the new Trendbook 2024+, the industry's commitment to sustainability and training, the state of the art of the market. Gold and jewellery will return to their European show from 9th to 13th September: Vicenzaoro September - The Jewellery Boutique Show (VOS), at Vicenza Expo Centre together with the
Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds - Namibia Factory Inauguration
Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds held the Inauguration Ceremony of its Diamond Manufacturing Factory in Windhoek, the capital of the Republic of Namibia on 15th July, 2022. This event celebrated the beginning of their beneficiation journey in Namibia which began in April 2021. The operation carries out all the stages of Diamond manufacturing- right from Planning to Polishing of Diamonds primarily mined in Namibia and is looking at
Excitement builds for JGW Singapore
Anticipation and excitement is building on all fronts for Jewellery & Gem WORLD – Asia’s biggest B2B jewellery and gemstone sourcing event of the year, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery and industry representatives announced at a virtual press conference today. The iconic show, previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is temporarily relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore from 27 to 30 September to make the event
Get-Diamonds Launches AR Tool VIRTUAL HAND
Get-Diamonds, the world’s largest B2B online platform for listing polished diamonds, owned by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), has launched VIRTUAL HAND, an augmented reality tool that enables users to virtually try-on a variety of diamond rings in different sizes, cuts, and settings, using computerized imaging. Get-Diamonds is the only B2B online platform to offer this tool.
Kunming Diamonds appoints Rahul Jauhari as Director - Sales & Marketing.
Kunming Diamonds, a global leader in natural fancy-colored diamonds, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rahul Jauhari as Director - Sales and Marketing. Rahul Jauhari, an enterprising leader, has an impeccable track record of 17 years in the Gem & Jewellery industry. Business Development, branding, and strategy are some of his core expertise. He is a firm believer that sustainability and traceability are key to the future of our industry. His experience, know-how, network, proactive
Global trade, which hit a record high of USD 28.5 trillion in 2021[1], is expected to grow steadily in 2022 and the coming years as a new era of multilateralism – underpinned by regionalisation, trade in services, innovation and sustainable trade – counters the impact of the slowing global economy, according to DMCC’s latest
Diamond Exporter Hari Krishna Exports Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Blood Donation and Platelets Donation Awareness Drive
Hari Krishna Exports, one of the top manufacturers and exporters of natural diamonds in India, organized a blood donation and for the first time, a platelets donation awareness drive. The drive was an open-for-all event to encourage maximum people to participate in a noble cause and motivate others by understanding and spreading the
The road to Kimberley Process reform is long and arduous as infighting and distrust dominate Botswana meeting
In its closing remarks at the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting in Botswana, the KP Civil Society Coalition (CSC) deplored the incapacity of the certification scheme to address its demons. It finds the KP ship rudderless, or actually sinking. The system is broke, and the mistrust and infighting that dominated the
Increase in GST on cut & polished diamonds to 1.5%, resolves the issue of ITC accumulation for the sector
GST Council, in its 47th meeting held on 28th and 29th June 2022, has come up with revisions in GST rates for a series of products. With regards cut & polished diamonds, the GST has been increased from 0.25% to 1.5% (effective 18th July 2022), which the diamond sector has welcomed as it resolves their issue of ITC
Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore
International buyers are ready to hop onto planes to attend Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW), which is returning fully in-person for the first time since 2019 in Singapore. The fair will present the newest products of around 1,000 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions from 27 to 30 September at the Singapore EXPO. The iconic B2B jewellery show – previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
GA Demand App Launched by GemAtlas.com for the Diamond sector in India
GemAtlas.com, one of the globally renowned networking platform for the gems and jewellery industry has launched a new App, GA Demand App, to cater to every buyers’ polished diamond requirement for single stones as well as parcels. The App will allow users to post specific demand for certified and non-certified single stones and parcels for both Natural and Lab-Grown Polished Diamonds.
David Gotlib new President of AWDC board
ANTWERP The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the industry organization representing Antwerp’s 1600 diamond companies and service providers, has appointed David Gotlib as its new President, replacing outgoing President Chaim Pluczenik. The Board also appointed Sahag Arslanian and Amish Jain as Vice Presidents. David Gotlib, born and bred in the family business, is a third generation diamantaire, leading one of Antwerp’s prominent midstream companies, I.D.R.P. Group. Widely respected within the Antwerp diamond community, Gotlib is
As 2022 Intersessional Meeting draws to close, WDC President notes positive shift to reforming the KP
Speaking on June 24, 2022, during the closing session of the 2022 Kimberley Process Intersessional in the town of Kasane, Botswana, WDC President Edward Asscher noted a positive shift in the readiness of members to reforming the KP. “This year, throughout our engagements with many government participants here in Kasane, there seems
Get-Diamonds Silent Auction to Feature Exclusive and Special Priced Diamonds
Get-Diamonds.com, the world’s largest B2B online platform for listing polished diamonds, owned by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), is introducing two new features to its Silent Auction online tenders. The next online tender, on June 29, will offer up to 700 diamonds and will have two exclusive categories: “new on the market” stones that have never appeared on any online listing, and diamonds that are marked “special price” by suppliers
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