Gold imports recover to pre-Covid levels owing to strong demand

  • GJEPC - 20 October 2021 3:19 PM

The average import of gold in value terms during April-September 2021 was US$3992.34 million, an increase of around 40% versus FY 2017 to FY 2019


WGC releases report titled ‘The drivers of Indian gold demand’

  • World Gold Council - 20 October 2021 10:23 AM

Using an econometric model, the report draws on three decades of annual data, dating from 1990 to 2020, to gauge some of the principal influences driving gold demand in India


GJSCI and GJNRF impart skills to new candidates for G&J industry

  • GJSCI - 14 October 2021 6:53 PM

The migration of artisans has led to a major vacuum in the gems and jewellery industry in terms of skilled workforce 

GJEPC: Theme for Artisan Awards 2022 will be “The Collectors”

  • GJEPC - 14 October 2021 2:19 PM

After a successful edition of the Artisans Awards 2021, GJEPC announces its next at the IGJS 2021 in Dubai

GJEPC applauds Commerce Ministry for new SEZ Space Transfer Policy

  • GJEPC - 12 October 2021 6:01 PM

The new policy has come on the heels of a series of meetings between the GJEPC and the Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and the Commerce Secretary

G & J sector has huge potential in Hong Kong: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 05 October 2021 11:44 AM

There has been a shift in the preferences of buyers in Hong Kong as they have now become price-sensitive

New WGC report highlights gold’s role in decarbonising investment portfolios

  • World Gold Council - 28 September 2021 3:55 PM

The report provides investors and stakeholders with an understanding of the implications of the transition to net zero carbon for gold in the context of a global multi-asset portfolio

GJSCI opens new office

  • GJSCI - 25 September 2021 6:01 PM

GJSCI has been expanding its activities and hence the need for a bigger office space had been felt since some time

GJEPC hosts Vanijya Utsav export conclave in Maharashtra

  • gjepc - 22 September 2021 10:49 AM

The two-day event is organised by the Government of Maharashtra in collaboration with GJEPC and DGFT

Gem And Jewellery Sector Along With Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Felicitates Tokyo Olympic 2020 Winners At Jewellers For Hope

  • gjepc - 17 September 2021 11:58 AM

  • Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council congratulated the Tokyo Olympic 2020 champions by giving them conceptualised brooches as a token of appreciation
  • This year’s beneficiaries for Jewellers for Hope were Udayan Care and SDA-Diamond Hospital & Medical Research Centre

B V R Subrahmanyam, Commerce Secretary Assures Full Support To Gems & Jewellery Industry to Boost Exports

  • gjepc - 07 September 2021 1:42 PM

In an exclusive interactive session organised by the Gem and jewellery Export promotion council (GJEPC), Shri B V R Subrahmanyam, Commerce Secretary, MOC & I , Govt of India spoke to the gem and jewellery exporters on 4th September in Mumbai

GJEPC Organizes A Webinar On RoDTEP - Benefits, Challenges & The Way Forward

  • gjepc - 03 September 2021 2:16 PM

GJEPC's webinar on “RoDTEP – Benefits, Challenges and the Way Forward" in collaboration with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L & S) on  30th August was well received

BVC Wins The Coveted ‘Best Customs Broker’ of The Year Award by GJEPC

  • gjepc - 02 September 2021 10:43 AM

BVC Logistics has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019-20 

IIJS Premiere 2021 To Help Achieve Gem & Jewellery Export Target Of USD 42 Billion In FY 2022

  • gjepc - 24 August 2021 10:19 AM

  • ·        IIJS Premiere 2021 Roadshow held in Delhi
  • ·        IIJS Premiere 2021 to further boost the gem and jewellery exports. Trade show to be organised in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 15th–19th September, 2021
  • ·        World Gold Council (WGC) launches The Retail Gold Investment Principles (RGIPs) 

GJEPC welcomes Centre’s move to allocate Rs 200 cr for Seepz internal expansion

  • gjepc - 21 August 2021 11:40 AM

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal said the Centre will spend Rs 200 crore on the refurbishment and rebuilding of Seepz

GIA India Organises Virtual Alumni Guest Session with Coloured Diamond Expert John King

  • GIA - 17 August 2021 11:17 AM

He presented the topic ‘Struck by Lightning: The Rare World of Coloured Diamonds’

Gem & Jewellery Exports Continues on An Upward Trajectory, Records A Growth of 27% to Rs. 24881.52 Cr in July compared to the pre-pandemic year, 2019

  • gjepc - 16 August 2021 6:05 PM

  • ·       Studded Gold Jewellery Exports record a growth of 70.69%
  • ·       Cut and Polished diamond exports register a growth of 60.98%

PM Sets USD 400 bn Target for the Indian Export Sector

  • gjepc - 07 August 2021 1:24 PM

•    The G&J sector is one of the 4 core sectors contributing to 60% of India’s merchandise exports

•    Current G&J export accounts for USD 37.4 billion 

•    Aims to achieve the target of USD 44 billion in FY 2021-22

India’s Q2 Gold Jewellery Demand Muted By Second Covid Wave: WGC

  • World Gold Council - 02 August 2021 1:28 PM

Demand for gold in India yet to pick up in Q2 of 2021

IIJS Premiere 2021 Officially Launched In Bangalore

  • gjepc - 02 August 2021 1:18 PM

  • * IIJS Premiere 2021, India’s largest gems and jewellery exhibition, to be held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 15th–19th September, 2021
  • * 1275 ROI Applications received for 2444 stalls
  • * More than 30000 visitors are expected for the show.
  • * All COVID-19 protocols to be followed to ensure safety of visitors

Union Minister Rajnath Singh meets G&J industry delegates regarding hallmarking

  • GJC - 02 August 2021 11:38 AM

The industry players plan to meet Piyush Goyal soon in order to further discuss the matter

GIA India’s webinars benefit 6,500 industry professionals

  • GIA - 31 July 2021 11:12 AM

Since May 2020, 60+ webinars have been organised for the trade on several gemmology topics

GJNRF and GIA inaugurate refurbished trauma centre at Nair Hospital

  • gjepc - 30 July 2021 5:26 PM

The trauma centre was completed at a cost of Rs 60 lakh

IIJS Premiere 2021 launched officially in Bangalore

  • gjepc - 30 July 2021 5:11 PM

This will be the first physical trade show since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

GIA India organises first virtual graduation ceremony

  • GIA - 28 July 2021 4:48 PM

Twelve students completed their SWIFT Jewellery Design Course through remote learning

HUID has been able to achieve nothing: GJC

  • GJC - 27 July 2021 1:30 PM

The HUID system should only be made applicable at AHC level and should not be brought to the level of jewellers, says GJC

GJEPC Webinar Explains IEC Updation Procedures

  • gjepc - 26 July 2021 10:59 AM

The GJEPC conducted a webinar on 21st July to explain to its members the process of updating the Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) on the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) portal

37th edition of IIJS Premiere 2021 to take place from Sept 15 to 19

  • gjepc - 26 July 2021 10:55 AM

•    IIJS Premiere 2021, India’s largest gems and jewellery exhibition, to be held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 15th  – 19th September,2021
•    1275 ROI Applications received for 2444 stalls
•    More than 30000 visitors are expected for the show.
•    All COVID-19 protocols to be followed to ensure safety of visitors

Update: Mandatory Hallmarking and Solutions Thereof

  • GJC - 22 July 2021 11:53 AM

Mandatory hallmarking was brought in force on June 15 and since then jewellers are facing several issues while following its mandates, GJC issues some clarifications sought in discussion with the Minstry and comes forward to help all members of this industry

GJEPC’s ‘The Artisan Awards 2021’ Showcase Cutting-Edge Jewellery Design And Innovation

  • gjepc - 21 July 2021 10:25 AM

Overwhelming global response to the ‘Reinventing Vintage’ theme -- 3 winners, 8 runners up from Indian and foreign designers 

GJEPC Launches Its New Brand Identity

  • gjepc - 21 July 2021 10:06 AM

GJPEC’s logo reflects the organization’s new positioning of putting India on the global stage

Gems & Jewellery Exports Record A Staggering 8.46% Growth In Q1

  • gjepc - 14 July 2021 2:10 PM

  • Studded Gold Jewellery Exports record a growth of 69.87%
  • Cut and Polished diamond exports register a growth of 26.45%

World Gold Council and GJEPC Enter into Strategic Partnership for Generic Gold Jewellery Marketing in India

  • gjepc - 12 July 2021 11:17 AM

The World Gold Council and Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) have signed an agreement to promote gold jewellery in India in 2021

Chaos And Unrest In Jewellery Industry - Lack Of Clarity On The Key Aspects Related To Mandatory Hallmarking

  • GJC - 05 July 2021 4:50 PM

BIS has had three meetings with around 20 members from the Expert Committee from 25th to 29th May 2021, where they brainstormed all the elements that the industry found impractical and needed amendments in the Regulations and the Act

GJEPC Conducts Hallmarking Webinar With BIS Bhopal

  • gjepc - 29 June 2021 5:22 PM

GJEPC held a webinar on the topic of Hallmarking on 25th June in association with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Bhopal. The eminent speakers briefed Council members on the recent developments surrounding hallmarking, including the setting up hallmarking centers, process of registration and various government initiatives

BIS Mitigates Industry Fears On Hallmarking

  • gjepc - 29 June 2021 12:40 PM

Post the implementation of mandatory hallmarking from 16th June 2021, the Indian jewellery industry was seeking clarity on a host of concerns with regard to the new rules of hallmarking

*GJEPC, the apex body of the gem and jewellery trade, organised a webinar on 28th June, with the authority and keynote speaker Mr. Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to address queries concerning the manufacturing , retail and the end consumers


Proposed Retaliatory Tariffs By The US May Affect Jewellery Sector

  • gjepc - 26 June 2021 12:05 PM

According to Colin Shah, Chairman GJEPC with global demand rising, exports to the US, Hong Kong and the UAE have displayed gradual growth. In India, key sectors like gold and diamond will show significant rise as the pandemic comes under control

GJNRF Donates Cardiac Ambulance To St. George Hospital

  • gjepc - 26 June 2021 10:49 AM

GJNRF reaches out for benefit of community

Banks Increase Credit To The Gem & Jewellery Sector By 15% To INR 627 billion In Mar’21 From INR 546 billion July’20

  • gjepc - 21 June 2021 7:19 PM

The gem and jewellery exports have taken a severe hit due to pandemic in 2020-21, but what the industry has achieved during this period is commendable which would help it further its growth in the long term

GJEPC To Organise International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) In Dubai From 14th to 16th August 2021

  • gjepc - 11 June 2021 12:15 PM

GJEPC with the support of Govt. of India, is organising the inaugural International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS), an in-person exhibition, in Dubai from 14th to 16th August 2021

GJEPC’s First Jewellery CFC Kick-starts Operations In Rajkot

  • gjepc - 11 June 2021 12:04 PM

The Rajkot CFC will give the city’s small-scale jewellery units access to cutting-edge technology

GJEPC’s Jaipur RO Organises Covid Vaccination Camp For 25,000 Artisans

  • gjepc - 11 June 2021 12:00 PM

At the request of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the Rajasthan State Government has started a Covid-19 vaccination programme on 9th June for the 25,000 workers employed by over 100 gems and jewellery manufacturing and export units in the Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Agrees To Partner With Industry For Building Iconic Jewellery Park In Mumbai

  • gjepc - 05 June 2021 11:56 AM

A GJEPC delegation met with Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri. Uddhav Thackeray on 4th June at his official residence Varsha, in Mumbai to brief him about the India Jewellery Park Mumbai (IJPM) mega cluster project, and to request immediate support from the state government on certain pressing issues

GJEPC Appreciates USTR’s Decision To Suspend Tariffs On Indian Jewellery For 180 Days

  • gjepc - 03 June 2021 6:36 PM

The concerted efforts of GJEPC bore the results in favour of Indian Industry: the USTR announces suspension of proposed additional tariff on goods for upto 180 days with six trading partners including India over Sec. 301 investigation on Digital Service Tax; States that the investigations are meant to finally determine the imposition of additional tariffs on certain goods imported from Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the UK

GJEPC along with eBay launches an Exclusive Online Jewellery Store

  • gjepc - 29 May 2021 11:04 AM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of gem & jewellery trade in India, has forged a unique partnership with global E commerce giant eBay to offer to its Members an Exclusive Jewellery Store on eBay

GJEPC Webinar Seeks Bankers’ Perspective On G&J Industry Financing

  • gjepc - 29 May 2021 10:52 AM

GJEPC held a webinar on 27th May with the aim of understanding the perspective of bankers who finance the gem and jewellery sector. The panellists included Ranvir Singh, DGM and Branch Head, SBI, Diamond Branch, Mumbai and Narayan Singh Deora, Zonal Manager, Bank of India, who were joined by Manish Jivani, MSME Convener, GJEPC. The discussion was moderated by Mayank Bajaj, Director, Bajaj Advisors

GJEPC organised a webinar on “Bonded Warehouse: Analysis & Comparison with other export promotion schemes”

  • gjepc - 22 May 2021 1:10 PM

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with Knowledge Partner Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, organized a webinar on  “Bonded Warehouse: Analysis and Comparison with other export promotion schemes” on Friday, 21st May 2021

India-Morocco Look to Strengthen Ties In The G&J Sector

  • gjepc - 21 May 2021 5:05 PM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Embassy of India, Morocco, jointly organised the India Global Connect on 20th May, 2021

G & J Exports Witness Growth Of 16.63% To US$ 3369.65 Million In April 2021 As Compared To US$ 2889.12 Million In April 2019, Pre Pandemic Year

  • gjepc - 15 May 2021 12:49 PM

  • * GJEPC Seeks Support From Govt To Continue Momentum Of Gem & Jewellery Exports 
  • * Achieved Over The Last Few Months
  • * International markets are open and demand for G&J has started to come back
  • * However domestic challenges due to Covid-19 second wave are hurdles in first half of the year

GJEPC Webinar Highlights Export Opportunities & Govt Support

  • gjepc - 13 May 2021 3:08 PM

The GJEPC in association with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (MSME-DI) Indore, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India had organised a webinar on ‘Export Opportunities & Govt Support’

Under the leadership of GJEPC, Gem & Jewellery Industry Voices Concerns At USTR Public Hearing

  • gjepc - 12 May 2021 12:11 PM

At the United States Trade Representative (USTR) multi-jurisdictional hearing held virtually on 10th May, the GJEPC along with other major trade bodies and leading exporters from the gem & jewellery sector represented  Indian industry’s grievances over a proposed 25% import duty on 17 Indian jewellery items

Present Form Of Mandatory Hallmarking Doesn’t Give Customers Freedom Of Right To Choose; Restricts Jewellery Trade: GJC

  • GJC - 05 May 2021 5:10 PM

BIS allows only gold articles of 14k, 18k and 22k for mandatory hallmarking; excludes other popular karatages(Purities) used in India and abroad

IBJA & Jewelxy Collaborates As Digital Partners

  • IBJA - 03 May 2021 4:43 PM

Technology is a key factor in business growth 

G&J Industry At The Forefront In Fight Against Covid-19

  • gjepc - 01 May 2021 11:10 AM

The gems and jewellery industry was quick to respond to the needs of society arising out of the Covid pandemic

Weddings, Lower Prices Drive Up India’s Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand: WGC

  • World Gold Council - 30 April 2021 1:05 PM

According to World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest Gold Demand Trends report, India’s Q1 demand for gold grew 37% to 140 tonnes compared to Q1 2020 (102 tonnes) buoyed by factors such as lower gold prices

GJEPC Seeks Additional Govt. Relief As Second Wave of Covid Hits the Industry

  • gjepc - 29 April 2021 5:43 PM

GJEPC is seeking further assistance from the Government of India to tide over the challenges arising from the outbreak of the deadly second wave of Covid-19 in India

GJEPC Webinar Clarifies E–sanchit Registration Process

  • gjepc - 29 April 2021 5:35 PM

GJEPC organised a webinar on 27th April to explain the procedure of registration on the E-Sanchit single-window Customs clearance portal, which has been made mandatory for all importers/exporters

Strengthening Consumer Demand Mitigates Impact Of Gold-Backed ETF Outflows

  • World Gold Council - 29 April 2021 12:08 PM

Gold investment demand fell in Q1, while value of gold jewellery purchased by consumers enjoyed a post-Covid rebound, rising to 477.4t - a 52% annual increase

GJEPC Webinar Briefs MSMEs On Importance Of Credit Ratings

  • gjepc - 24 April 2021 11:59 AM

GJEPC held a webinar for micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) on 22nd April

How Do Retailers Face Mandatory Hallmarking

  • GJC - 22 April 2021 5:35 PM

"From June 1, 2021, it is compulsory for all jewellers selling gold jewellery and artefacts to register with BIS and sell only hallmarked gold jewellery and artefacts in three grades of 14, l8 and 22 carat gold," Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) stated in a notification to jewellers. What are the latest provisions and their repercussions

GJEPC Webinar Reviews Basics of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme

  • gjepc - 22 April 2021 1:38 PM

The GJEPC Uncut 2021 Webinar Series covered the basics of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme and its Customs Clearance benefits for exporter members

GJEPC And IIGJ Jointly Conduct Gem Identification For Customs Officers

  • - 12 April 2021 3:05 PM

Top level customs officers get trained in ‘gem identification’ in a special programme jointly organized by GJEPC AND IIGJ

GJEPC Chairman Holds Multiple Discussions With Eastern Region Stakeholders

  • gjepc - 01 April 2021 10:39 AM

Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, held a series of meetings in Kolkata last week

MSME Webinar Simplifies E-Sanchit Procedures

  • gjepc - 01 April 2021 10:27 AM

GJEPC held a webinar on 26th March, 2021 to brief members on “E-Sanchit”

India Can Be World's Hub for G & J

  • gjepc - 22 March 2021 5:28 PM

“India should become synonymous to gems and jewelry” - Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC at the 3rd ICC Gems & Jewellery Summit 2021  

GJEPC Aims To Double India’s Gem & Jewellery Exports To Singapore In Coming Years

  • gjepc - 22 March 2021 10:19 AM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and High Commission of India, Singapore jointly organised the India Global Connect on 18th March

GJEPC Organises India Rough Gemstone Sourcing Show 2021 In Jaipur

  • gjepc - 15 March 2021 3:58 PM

Coloured gemstone manufacturers to access rough gemstones  directly from miners of Zambia and Mozambique  

International Women's Day Commemorated By Honouring The Police Women Across Mumbai

  • GIA - 06 March 2021 12:22 PM

An extensive initiative was undertaken with the support of GIA India [an independent subsidiary of Gemological Institute of America (GIA)], Gem & Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF) and Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care’s Women Empowerment Initiative

What To Expect At Upcoming IIJS Signature?

  • gjepc - 03 March 2021 3:02 PM

In view of current pandemic situation GJEPC announces postponement of IIJS Signature 2021 which was scheduled from April 7 – 12. The Council is monitoring the situation regularly and new dates will be announced very soon.

GJEPC Signs Mou With Ebay To Boost Retail Exports Of Gems & Jewellery From India

  • gjepc - 25 February 2021 3:29 PM

  • * eBay will enable jewellers to have access to international buyers through eBay Marketplace
  • * GJEPC to launch an eCommerce Promotion and Facilitation Desk (“EPFD”) at all its 6 Regional Offices

Exemption of AIDC on Gold/Silver Bars and Dore to Boost Jewellery Exports: GJEPC

  • gjepc - 19 February 2021 2:01 PM

The Finance Ministry has issued a notification dated 17th February 2021, of the amendments made to the finance bill 2021 with regards to the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) exemption on gold/Silver bars and dore for exporters

GJEPC Webinar Presents NSIC Schemes For G&J Sector

  • gjepc - 17 February 2021 6:24 PM

GJEPC had organised a webinar for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on the “Benefits of Machinery empanelment for gem and jewellery manufacturers

GJSCI Kickstarts Jade Pilot Project

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 04 February 2021 4:14 PM

The Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) kickstarted the pilot project of its Jewellery Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Excellence (JADE) project

India Global Connect With Oman: Traders Seek Duty-Free Direct Access

  • gjepc - 02 February 2021 11:54 AM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organised a virtual business meeting with Oman on 28th January 2021 in order to connect jewellery manufacturers from India and leading retailers/wholesalers of Oman

NSIC & GJEPC Sign MOU To Promote MSMEs

  • gjepc - 30 January 2021 7:25 PM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) 

Gem, Jewellery Sector Viewed As Prime Segment For Export Promotion: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

  • gjepc - 18 January 2021 3:11 PM

E-IGJS unveiled by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the presence of several luminaries

Economic Recovery Likely To Boost Gold Demand In India This Year: WGC

  • World Gold Council - 16 January 2021 2:08 PM

The report, titled 'Gold Outlook 2021- Economic recovery and low interest rates set the tone', also said although global economic growth is likely to remain anaemic relative to its full potential for some time, gold's more stable price performance since mid-August may foster buying opportunities for consumers

GJC seeks reduction of import duty on gold to 4%

  • GJC - 16 January 2021 2:00 PM

The gem and jewellery industry has sought reduction in customs duty on gold to four per cent, withdrawal of tax collected at source (TCS), cut in import duty on polished precious and semi-precious gemstones, in the upcoming Union Budget 2021-22

Pearl Classification Based On The Gia 7 Pearl Value Factors

  • GIA - 14 January 2021 11:13 AM

The GIA Cultured Pearl Classification Report is an abbreviated report that provides classification information on unmodified cultured pearls

The Future of CAD Is Here Already

  • gjepc - 13 January 2021 1:20 PM

Spain-based Gemvision Product Director Oriol Collelldemont took IIJS Virtual 2.0 participants on a journey to the Future of CAD. He offered a live demonstration of the power of the latest MatrixGold CAD software for jewellery manufacturers and the CounterSketch custom jewellery designing software for jewellery retailers

No New Burden Of Compliance On G&J Industry Under PMLA: Rohan Shah

  • gjepc - 11 January 2021 10:29 AM

The recent PMLA notifications have been creating quite a stir in the G &J industry, with a view to bring in more clarity on these notifications GJPEC Chairman Colin Shah spoke to legal expert Rohan Shah about this matter, excerpts:

IIJS Virtual 2.0 To Put The G&J Industry Back On The Fast Track

  • gjepc - 09 January 2021 5:39 PM

250+ exhibitors and 8000+ registered buyers visiting the show. More than 15,000 meetings booked

Dedicated 5 Halls each for Traditional Gold Jewellery; Gold Jewellery (Mass); Diamond/Colour Gemstone Jewellery; Couture/Bridal Jewellery; Loose colour Gemstone/Silver jewellery / Machinery & Allied

‘GJC Aims To Become A Strong Connect Between Industry And Government In Near Future’

  • GJC - 05 January 2021 12:59 PM

Ashish Pethe has recently been elected the Chairman of GJC he shares his vision and the issues he would like to address in the near future in an exclusive interview with IJ

A sneak Peek At The Upcoming IIJS Virtual 2.0

  • gjepc - 02 January 2021 11:06 AM

IIJS Virtual in October was a game changer for the industry with transactions worth approximately Rs. 1000 Crore taking place and the industry could recover from the effects of pandemic to an extent

GJC announces election results

  • World Gold Council - 30 December 2020 2:36 PM

GJC announches outcome of COA results

GJEPC Represents Its Budget Recommendations To FM In An Online Meeting

  • gjepc - 22 December 2020 5:28 PM

In an online meeting convened by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for union budget recommendations, GJEPC represented the budget recommendations for the gem and jewellery sector for union budget 2021

IIJS Premiere Postponed to August 2021

  • gjepc - 19 December 2020 5:08 PM

GJEPC’s flagship show IIJS Premiere which takes place every year in the month of August had to be postponed to January 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic

GJEPC To Debut e-IGJS, An Exclusive Export-Oriented Jewellery Trade Show, in Jan 2021

  • gjepc - 16 December 2020 3:25 PM

  • •  “e-IGJS – The curated gem & jewellery show” will be held from 18th to 22nd January 2021.
  • •  An exclusive export-oriented show only for international buyers
  • •  200 + exhibitors to showcase exquisite gems and jewellery to 6000+ international buyers

Government to boost Gems & Jewellery trade through E- Commerce

  • gjepc - 16 December 2020 3:10 PM

* GJEPC represents to DPIIT, MOC & I for a revamped E-Commerce Policy to equip small players in the G&J sector

* 85% MSMEs spread across 390 Gem & Jewellery clusters to benefit from the Policy

GIA India Offers Knowledge Webinar on ‘November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine’

  • GIA - 15 December 2020 2:41 PM

More than 60 participants from across India attended the webinar

Yes Bank To Support The Gem & Jewellery Industry: Signs An MOU With GJEPC

  • gjepc - 12 December 2020 12:32 PM

In a first of its kind collaboration, Yes Bank has signed an MoU with GJEPC to support the gem and jewellery industry

Gem And Jewellery Exports Industry An Example Of Aatmanirbhar Bharat And Vocal For Local

  • gjepc - 07 December 2020 8:08 PM

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) proposes several measures like reduction in cut and polished diamonds to 2.5%, reduction in import duty of gold and other precious metals to 4%, Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) Scheme for G&J industry; need for additional Common Facility Centres (CFCs) and many more to strengthen the gems and jewellery export sector

GJSCI Aims To Transform Indian G&J Manufacturing With The Launch of JADE Artificial Intelligence Initiative

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 05 December 2020 1:55 PM

Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) launched the Jewellery Artificial Intelligence & Data-science Excellence (JADE) initiative in a virtual ceremony on 30th November, 2020. JADE is a Center of Excellence for artificial intelligence focusing on the gems and jewellery industry

India's B2C Gem & Jewellery Exports To Shine: Customs Dept. Accepts GJEPC Request For Shipments Through Courier Mode

  • gjepc - 30 November 2020 12:46 PM

India’s Central Board of lndirect Taxes & Customs under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, has clarified that gems and jewellery exports from the country could now take place through the courier mode, acceding to this long-standing demand of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to make B2C, small-value, e-commerce exports economically viable

GJEPC’s India Global Connect Meet Strives For Closer Indo-Swiss Business Ties

  • gjepc - 28 November 2020 12:28 PM

The Embassy of India (Berne), GJEPC and the Swiss-India Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, jointly organised the India Global Connect on 26th November

GJEPC Spearheads Bid For Cross-border E-Commerce Policy; Hosts Dept. of Post Officials In Jaipur

  • gjepc - 20 November 2020 10:38 AM

The GJEPC’s proposal for establishing an e-commerce policy to facilitate cross-border e-commerce trade in the wake of the pandemic made considerable headway

G & J Bachelor's Programme Takes a Leap

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 18 November 2020 5:26 PM

On November 18, the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Mumbai signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the prestigious Savitribai Phule Pune University for offering a 3 Year Bachelor of Arts in Gems & Jewellery Designing

GJEPC Brings Silver In Focus With First-ever VBSM

  • gjepc - 17 November 2020 6:42 PM

The three-day Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet (VBSM) for Silver and Fashion & Costume Jewellery was inaugurated on November 17

GJEPC Meets MoCI Officials To Resolve SEZ Issues of G&J Sector

  • gjepc - 13 November 2020 5:29 PM

The GJEPC held an interactive video meeting on 5th November, 2020, with key government representatives and top Special Economic Zone (SEZ) officials to discuss the common concerns pertaining to the units working in SEZs

GJEPC launches short films to boost jewellery demand this festive season

  • gjepc - 10 November 2020 10:07 PM

GJEPC continues to strive to strengthen the industry and boost demand for gem and jewellery

WGC: Covid-19 Boosts Demand For Gold Loans In India

  • World Gold Council - 10 November 2020 10:05 PM

Households and small businesses in India have preferred to pledge gold as collateral to meet financing needs rather than selling it outright during the Covid pandemic, the World Gold Council (WGC) said in a market update titled ‘Gold loans help India weather the Covid-19 storm’

Strong Growth In Global Investment Demand For Gold In Q3 Partially Offset Weakness Elsewhere As Consumers Battled The Effects Of COVID-19

  • World Gold Council - 30 October 2020 2:08 PM

Global gold demand dropped by 19% y-o-y to 892t in Q3 

GIA India Organises First Virtual Alumni Guest Session

  • GIA - 14 October 2020 12:02 PM

Dr. C. Vinod Hayagriv addressed over 100 alumni at the event

Want to make Maharashtra world’s largest trading center for diamonds and jewellery: Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra at IIJS Virtual Inauguration

  • gjepc - 12 October 2020 9:52 PM

The gem and jewellery industry has once again proved to the world that we are full of our ability to face any adversity and emerge a winner: Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railway

GJS Virtual Swarnotsav was an Emerging Catalyst For Change

  • GJC - 12 October 2020 9:45 AM

GJS Virtual had organised Swarnotsav, which began on October 5 and concluded  on October 10. The show gave a boost to the G&J sector

IJ Preview: IIJS Virtual Promises Abundant Opportunities For Manufacturers And Retailers To Promote Business

  • gjepc - 11 October 2020 10:18 PM

Beginning Oct 12 and going on up to Oct 16, IIJS Virtual 2020 will set new benchmarks in bridging the gap between manufacturers and retailers from all over the world

GJS Virtual unveiled, ready to be a game changer

  • GJC - 05 October 2020 1:38 PM

GJS Virtual, an annual B2B initiative of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) to conduct six unique exhibitions titled “Swarnotsav”

DPIIT-GJEPC Talks Make Headway on E-commerce Policy For B2C Gem and Jewellery Exports

  • gjepc - 01 October 2020 1:59 PM

E-commercee policyfor B2C G & J exports discussed

GJEPC’s First India Global Connect Meet Looks To Strengthen Indo-UK G&J Trade

  • gjepc - 01 October 2020 1:54 PM

GJEPC connected India and UK as part of its Virtual Business Meet held on 28th September

GJEPC E-Promotes IIJS Virtual to Middle East Buyers

  • gjepc - 01 October 2020 1:50 PM

IIJS Virtual will be held from 12th-16th October

GJEPC To Hold The First India Global Connect Business Meet For Indian Manufacturers And UK Jewellery Retail

  • gjepc - 24 September 2020 5:49 PM

GJEPC aims to organise exclusive Virtual Business Meet in order to connect Jewellery Manufacturers from India to leading Retailers/wholesalers of UK

GJPEC Flags Off Gold Jewellery Virtual Buyer-Seller-Meet

  • gjepc - 21 September 2020 2:24 PM

GJPEC virtual buyer-seller meet witnesses good participation from exhibitors and buyers from across the world held from September 21 - 24

GJEPC To Hold First Plain Gold Jewellery VBSM

  • gjepc - 18 September 2020 11:42 AM

GJEPC to organise the first Plain Gold Jewellery Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM) from 21st-24th September 2020

GJEPC’s flagship Show IIJS Takes Virtual Leap

  • gjepc - 15 September 2020 4:37 PM

  • •    IIJS Virtual, the digital edition of the GJEPC’s flagship August show is scheduled in October 2020
  • •    Show to witness 500 exhibitors & 10000 buyers 

Gems & Jewellery Exports Sees Great Improvement In August; Reaches $1764.06 Million

  • gjepc - 12 September 2020 5:37 PM

Gems and jewellery exports recover to USD 1764.06 Million in August 2020, as compared to USD 36 Million in April 2020

IIJS Virtual Gets Overwhelming Exhibitor Response

  • gjepc - 10 September 2020 2:10 PM

IIJS Virtual, the digital edition of the GJEPC’s flagship August show, that is scheduled to be held from 12th to 16th October, has already created a buzz among industry circles, with initial exhibitor interest exceeding the expectations of the organisers

World Gold Council Appoints Randy Smallwood As New Chair

  • World Gold Council - 08 September 2020 2:15 PM

Randy Smallwood, President and CEO at Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (“Wheaton”), new Chair at WGC

GJEPC Organises Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet

  • gjepc - 05 September 2020 5:16 PM

GJEPC flags off with first ever virtual BSM and promises a series in future for the growth of gems and jewellery industry in India

GJEPC Officials Meet New Joint Secretary S. Suresh Kumar To Apprise about G&J Industry

  • gjepc - 05 September 2020 5:00 PM

GJEPC had a virtual meet with Suresh Kumar, the new Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce

Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council Suggests Changes To Gold Deposit Scheme To Make It More Attractive

  • gjepc - 01 September 2020 10:48 AM

The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council has proposed changes in the revamped gold deposit scheme 

GJEPC UNCUT 2020: Benefits of Faceless IT Assessment

  • gjepc - 29 August 2020 7:36 PM

GJEPC had jointly organized an informative webinar along with top officials of the Income Tax Department on 28th August

GJEPC Bids Fond Farewell to Rupa Dutta, Economic Advisor, MoC&I

  • gjepc - 28 August 2020 11:58 AM

The GJEPC team, led by its Chairman Colin Shah, visited Mrs. Rupa Dutta, Economic Advisor, MoC&I on 26th August, 2020, to bid her farewell and thank her for her immense contribution towards the gem and jewellery industry over the last many years

Finance Minister Clarifies EL Not Applicable On E-Trade Of Rough Diamonds

  • gjepc - 28 August 2020 11:52 AM

The GJEPC representation, led by Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, met Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 26th August to raise concerns and implications arising on the diamond segment

Virtual Silver Pavilion Launched To Tap Pent-up Jewellery Demand

  • gjepc - 27 August 2020 9:40 AM

Silver Promotion Service (SPS), an arm of the Silver Institute, announced the launch of its all-new Virtual Silver Pavilion

GJEPC Jaipur Office Holds Open House on Customs Issues

  • gjepc - 27 August 2020 9:36 AM

GJEPC’s regional office in Jaipur held an open house on Customs issues on 25th August

Indian Government Launches Online Registration For Jewellers & Hallmarking Centres

  • gjepc - 25 August 2020 10:02 AM

The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri. Ram Vilas Paswan virtually launched the online system of Registration and Renewal of Jewellers and online system of Recognition and Renewal of the Assaying and Hallmarking (A&H) Centres

NCAER Presents Findings of Pan India Cluster Mapping Survey Commissioned by GJEPC

  • gjepc - 22 August 2020 1:30 PM

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) recently submitted its findings of a Cluster Mapping survey commissioned by the GJEPC two years ago

GJEPC UNCUT 2020: Webinar on ‘The Diamond Industry Recovery Options & Way Forward’: All Stakeholders To Take Responsible Demand-Driven Decisions

  • gjepc - 21 August 2020 1:43 PM

The GJEPC had conducted a webinar on the ‘Diamond Industry’s Recovery Options & Way Forward’

Finance Ministry constitutes a special group to resolve Gem & Jewellery issues

  • gjepc - 20 August 2020 3:35 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman to form a Special Group to resolve all issues related to the gem and jewellery sector

GJEPC Meets Global Partners For Enhancing Market Reach

  • gjepc - 17 August 2020 1:31 PM

The GJEPC organised a meeting with its Global Partners on 12th August 2020 to have discussion over widening India’s  global market reach

GJEPC Along With The World Gold Council Felicitates The True ‘KOHINOORS OF INDIA’ This Independence Day Via A Virtual Musical Extravaganza

  • gjepc - 15 August 2020 10:53 AM

Celebrating the humane side of the Indian G&J Industry, Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with the World Gold Council felicitated the real heroes of the Industry

IIGJ Jaipur Signs MOU With MNIT Innovation & Incubation Centre (MIIC)

  • gjepc - 11 August 2020 7:24 PM

With this MOU, IIGJ Jaipur & MIIC jointly agree to exchange their expertise for mutual benefit and growth

GJEPC Meets DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce, For Shaping B2C E-Commerce Policy

  • gjepc - 11 August 2020 7:18 PM

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held a discussion on framing a policy for domestic and international trade in gems and jewellery through e-commerce

GJEPC Seeks Rs 900 Crore Package from Centre

  • gjepc - 08 August 2020 7:01 PM

Introduction of Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) will benefit the MSME sector

GJEPC Seeks Special Assistance For Gems & Jewellery Small Scale Exporters From MSME Ministry

  • gjepc - 08 August 2020 6:47 PM

The GJEPC made a representation on the key focus areas pertaining to Gems & Jewellery to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to  Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of MSME, Government of India, on 6th August

Covid Situation May Dampen Gold Demand During Diwali Season Too: World Gold Council

  • World Gold Council - 07 August 2020 11:20 AM

Many industry stalwarts are hopeful that by October this year, the demand situation will improve, WGC however, based on its research claims otherwise

GJEPC to Organise First-Ever Buyer Seller Meet in Virtual Format

  • gjepc - 07 August 2020 11:05 AM

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India will be hosting its buyer and seller meet for the first time in a virtual format

GJEPC Provides Inputs on Policy Related To Gold Refining

  • gjepc - 06 August 2020 5:31 PM

Important suggestions which need to be considered before formulating any policy related to gold refining

World Gold Council Launches Retail Gold Investment Principles

  • World Gold Council - 06 August 2020 11:12 AM

The World Gold Council launched its new Retail Gold Investment Principles (RGIPs) which provide high-level best practice principles for providers of all kinds of retail gold investment products

GJEPC Asks Govt For Priority Status, Supportive E-Commerce Policy

  • gjepc - 04 August 2020 7:19 PM

GJEPC also requested for a clarification on 'Online Equalisation' Levy for B2B international diamond auctions

Industry mourns loss of veteran jeweller Shaankar Sen of Senco Gold and Diamonds

  • GJC - 28 July 2020 3:22 PM

Shaankar Sen contributed immensely to the trade with his wisdom and knowledge and served as GJC’s Vice Chairman

GJEPC Explains Parichay Card Benefits To Karur Gold Smith Association

  • gjepc - 28 July 2020 2:57 PM

GJEPC’s regional office met  the Karur Gold Smith Association and explained the benefits of the Parichay Card

9th edition of GJC’s National Jewellery Awards (NJA) awards 35 jewellers in 8 categories

  • GJC - 18 February 2020 1:19 PM

Malabar Gold, C. Krishniah Chetty, G.R.Thanga Maligai, Mehta Emporium, KK Jewels, Kulthiaa, Sona Chandi amongst winners of the 9th edition of GJC’s National Jewellery Awards (NJA)

GJEPC recommends reduction in import duty & other policy changes for the forthcoming budget

  • GJEPC - 22 January 2020 3:16 PM

5 million people work in the G&J industry that is worth $40 billion and contributes around 7 per cent to our nation’s GDP

GJEPC launches luxury section in partnership with Times Internet

  • GJEPC - 18 January 2020 11:46 AM

Managed and driven by the Times of India Fashion editorial team, this new vertical will feature exclusive coverage from the world of fashion and lifestyle

IIJS Signature 2020 to have special design pavilion featuring works of women entrepreneurs and upcoming designers

  • GJEPC - 16 January 2020 11:46 AM

The platform will be a great experience for our designers and entrepreneurs to network and meet buyers from India and abroad

GJEPC organises training & certification program for Kolkata Customs

  • GJEPC - 11 January 2020 1:33 PM

GJEPC arranged the faculty from Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) Surat to train the officers

IIGJ Board Jaipur welcomes Dr Nawal Agrawal as its new Chairman

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 09 January 2020 4:06 PM

The Board of Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Jaipur welcomed the new Chairman, Dr Nawal Kishore Agrawal during the Board Meeting held that took place on Jan 4, 2020. 

BVC Wins Best Customs Broker of the Year For The 4th Consecutive Year by GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 06 January 2020 11:25 AM

BVC Clearance, a BVC Logistics enterprise has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year 2019 award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019 organized by the GJEPC

GJEPC plans fresh strategy to tap new markets

  • GJEPC - 03 January 2020 11:22 AM

India’s exports of gems and jewellery are largely concentrated in the United States, UAE and Hong Kong which together account for as much as 80 per cent of the shipments

GJSCI announces first ever India Jewellery Excellence Symposium

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 21 November 2019 3:39 PM

IJES will bring an outstanding incitement in jewellery industry for “Make in India” and for Global Markets by bringing in best international and Indian experts 

GJEPC slashes IIJS Premiere and Signature Prices; Exports down by 7.85%

  • GJEPC - 17 October 2019 4:48 PM

For the last 6 years, G&J exports have been declining and in current FY 2019-20 (April-May) the exports has declined by 7.85%

Expansion of scope of ECIS by ECGC to banks lending to exports, is an encouraging step towards resolving the finance woes of the G&J sector: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 16 September 2019 2:40 PM

GJEPC applauds and welcomes the announcements made by Hon’ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to boost exports

Indian jewellery industry in recession, job losses likely: GJC

  • GJC - 16 September 2019 10:52 AM

In Union Budget 2019-20, gold import duty was raised to 12.50 percent to 10 percent while GST on jewellery was fixed at 3 percent as compared to 1 percent under the previous tax regime

Indian gem and jewellery exports touch $2.2 billion in July

  • GJEPC - 27 August 2019 10:32 AM

Overall exports from the gem and jewellery industry dropped around 10% year-on-year

International Institute of Gemology participates in IIJS Premier 2019

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 14 August 2019 12:43 PM

Its presence at the IIJS Premier 2019 helped raise awareness around the rapidly growing scope and opportunities of this industry among aspiring students and professionals

Craft Pavilion at IIJS 2019, taking the initiative to revive traditional artforms of Indian jewellery

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 13 August 2019 11:08 AM

GJSCI has taken onus of nurturing the dying art form of Indian Jewellery. Several skill development initiatives to increase skilled workforce in jewellery industry

IBJA tightens rules on sale of impure gold; police and tax complaints to follow

  • IBJA - 27 July 2019 1:01 PM

This decision proceeds from a spate of complaints on impure 24 carat bars being received by jewellery makers from states like Delhi, UP, MP and Maharashtra

Customs clarifies that Gems and jewellery carried for international exhibitions now exempted from IGST

  • GJEPC - 25 July 2019 12:40 PM

This comes into effect post several representations by the GJEPC to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

IBJA announces Indian Jewellers Week (IJW)

  • IBJA - 23 July 2019 10:11 AM

The 2nd Edition of IJW – ZAVERI BAZAAR, the most successful and cost effective business concept that brings further ease for Manufacturers & Wholesalers as they can display maximum product range to buyers without any trouble of logistics, security, insurance & stall construction hassles

A Resilient Industry attends Manthan 2019 Despite Mumbai’s Torrential Downpour

  • GJC - 03 July 2019 9:29 AM

As Mumbai practically came to a standstill owing to incessant rains over the last 24 hours, the gems and jewellery industry got together at the Manthan conclave today to learn from the best of the best

Mohit Bharatiya steps down as president of IBJA; Prithviraj Kothari elected as new president

  • IBJA - 24 June 2019 10:06 AM

IBJA's representation in the Ministry and RBI on gold related matters has been a path breaking work under Bharatiya's leadership  

Gems and Jewellery industry requests cut in import duty

  • GJEPC - 08 June 2019 4:24 PM

GJEPC has asked for a reduction in import duty on Cut and Polished Diamonds & Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstones from 7.5% to 2.5% and on Gold from 10% to 4%

Gems, jewellery exports slip 5.32% in 2018-19

  • GJEPC - 05 June 2019 9:52 AM

Exports stood at USD 30.96 billion in 2018-19 as opposed to 2017-18 exports of USD 32.7 billion

GJEPC to work with Government to facilitate MSME exporters & entrepreneurs

  • GJEPC - 04 June 2019 12:47 PM

The Council indicated that it would seek continued support from the Government for major constructive reforms on international trade policies, ease of doing business, domestic bank financing and manufacturing/technological impetus for the gem & jewellery exporters and entrepreneurs

GJC presents 2nd edition of Manthan

  • GJC - 15 May 2019 9:28 AM

July 2nd-3rd will see the comeback of knowledge sharing platform, Manthan which will feature an illustrious panel of speakers in Mumbai 

4th edition of India SAARC-Middle East BSM 2019 focuses to boost Jewellery exports to SAARC and ME Regions

  • GJEPC - 30 April 2019 1:00 PM

31 exhibitors from across the country showcased a range of plain and studded jewellery

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Udupi IIGJ Udupi is the 6th training institute set up by GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 25 February 2019 2:28 PM

With over 100 retail stores and engaging workforce of over 5,000 artisans and craftsmen, Udupi boasts of a rich jewellery lineage. IIGJ Udupi has been set up by GJEPC in association with National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu unveils 'Common Facility Centre' (CFC) Coimbatore

  • GJEPC - 25 February 2019 10:57 AM

With a view of aligning the goal of PM “Make in India vision” to the gems & jewellery sector, GJEPC’s initiative aims at making India a global gem & jewellery manufacturing hub by promoting local artisans and indigenous design & production.

GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019

  • GJEPC - 15 February 2019 12:51 PM

‘Enchanted Cosmos’ – design theme of GJEPC’s The Artisan Awards 2019 is a futuristic theme for the global buying season 2020 

IIJS Signature Show Report by Indian Jeweller (IJ)

  • GJEPC - 14 February 2019 8:25 AM

IIJS Signature concludes on an average note; decent visitor turnout

GJC host’s the 8th edition of National Jewellery Awards 2018

  • GJC - 13 February 2019 1:13 PM

The grand finale of the 8 th edition of the country’s biggest and most eagerly awaited gems and jewellery awards were bigger and grander than ever before

IIJS Signature kick starts in Mumbai with Optimism

  • GJEPC - 11 February 2019 12:33 PM

The 12th edition has over 750 exhibitors, 1400+ booths with delegates from the U.S., UK, Russia and more and expects around 12500 + visitors

Gems, jewellery exports decline 8.5 pc in Apr-Dec 2018

  • GJEPC - 08 February 2019 6:07 PM

According to data from the GJEPC, exports stood at USD 24.5 billion in the April-December period of 2017-18

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu unveils GJEPC’s Parichay Card for gem & jewellery sector workers, artisans and craftsmen in India

  • GJEPC - 31 January 2019 10:27 AM

GJEPC creates “Swasthya Kosh” a special fund to offer health insurance to Parichay card holders & their family

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu launches Domestic Council for Gems & Jewellery sector

  • - 30 January 2019 10:32 AM

The Domestic Council will help create 3 million more jobs in
Gems & Jewellery sector

IIGJ Inaugurates Innovation & Incubation Centre

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 23 January 2019 8:39 AM

The Innovation & Incubation center is being established to foster a culture of research and entrepreneurship amongst the student community who have undergone a jewellery study program at any of the IIGJS.

Formation of local council for G&J under consideration

  • - 16 January 2019 12:26 PM

Under the guidance of Alok Chaturvedi, director general, DGFT, 14 jewellers will meet in Delhi today to discuss the formation of a local gem & jewellery body

We have to play a major role in Building our Nation: Anantha Padmanabhan

  • GJC - 11 January 2019 1:10 PM

As the new Chairman of GJC, Anantha Padmanabhan has big plans for the industry and he shares with IJ his immediate plan of action

Gems, jewellery exports decline 6.77 per cent in April-November 2018: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 07 January 2019 9:53 AM

The labour-intensive sector contributes about 14 per cent to the country's overall exports.

GJC Elects Anantha Padmanabhan as its Chairman for Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

  • GJC - 03 January 2019 2:46 PM

In a GJC-COA meeting held on 3rd January, Anantha Padmanabhan, MD, NAC Jewellers has been elected as the Chairman 

GJC to host 1st PMI of 2019 in Coimbatore

  • GJC - 02 January 2019 5:08 PM

India’s prominent jewellery manufacturers to showcase their exclusive designs to top 150 jewellery retailers

GJEPC struggling to retain industry credit limit

  • GJEPC - 06 December 2018 11:26 AM

The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Tuesday said it was struggling to retain the credit limit for the industry.

Newly elected GJSCI Chairman Shares Vision and Future Plans

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 17 October 2018 6:19 PM

The Chairman also called upon Training Institutes to join hands with GJSCI towards imparting skilling as an Assessment Agency or Training Partner as all the curriculum and qualification packs are aligned to NSQF levels based on international standards.

35th India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) - Registers a healthy 8k crore order book

  • GJEPC - 16 August 2018 9:25 AM

IIJS, Asia’s leading Gem & Jewellery trade exhibition organised by GJEPC concludes providing healthy lifeline to trade at a crucial time.

GJC extends its support to GJSCI for upcoming WorldSkills Competition to be held in Russia

  • GJC - 03 July 2018 11:05 AM

The preparation for the competition started with a registration process, where about more than 150 candidates across India registered themselves for the WorldSkills Competition. The competition is scheduled to happen in Kazan, Russia, 2019.

No prisoners in Tihar will be left jobless: Nitin Khandelwal - Chairman GJC

  • GJC - 29 June 2018 11:32 AM

All India Gems &Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) along with GJSCI to help Tihar Jail inmates to become jewellery artisans.

Domestic Council for G&J Industry to be Implemented Soon: Suresh Prabhu

  • GJEPC - 16 June 2018 1:22 PM

Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu chaired the meeting to discuss the nuances of the formation of domestic council for the G&J industry.

GJC organizes Preferred Manufacturers of India in Goa

  • GJC - 15 June 2018 11:15 AM

43 prominent Jewellery Manufacturers and 150 leading Retailers gathered at the event.

Gems and jewellery exports dip 22% in April

  • GJEPC - 22 May 2018 11:35 AM

India's gems and jewellery exports have declined 22 percent to $2.6 billion in April on account of demand slowdown in major markets including the UAE.

Gems and jewellery exports dip 8 pc in 2017-18

  • GJEPC - 30 April 2018 11:27 AM

The countrys gems and jewellery exports contracted by 8 per cent to about USD 32.72 billion in 2017-18 owing to demand slowdown in major markets, including the US.

Gems & Jewellery Exports from India reported USD 40972.36 mn in FY18 vis-a-vis USD 43,157.11 mn in FY17

  • GJEPC - 27 April 2018 10:03 AM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, announced the performance figures for the Indian Gems & Jewellery Sector for FY 20017-18. The Indian Gem and Jewellery industry has witnessed a decline of 5.06 % with total gem & jewellery exports recorded at USD 40972.36 million (Rs. 264130.64 crores ) as compared to USD 43,157.11 million ( Rs. 289207.47 crores) in the same period last year.

Gems and jewellery council sets $100-bn target by 2025

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 09 April 2018 10:33 AM

At present, the domestic gems and jewellery sector is estimated at USD 75 billion.

GJC announces ‘Manthan’, a gem and jewellery conclave with a difference

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 27 March 2018 5:13 PM

Around 600 jewellers/manufacturers from across India have so far registered for the conclave.

GJEPC signs a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd.

  • GJEPC - 26 March 2018 10:21 AM

GJEPC to organize India Pavilion at UBM’s June and September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2018.


LoU ban won't impact Bengal's jewellery industry: GJPEC official

  • GJEPC - 23 March 2018 10:24 AM

The RBI ban on Letter of Undertaking (LoU) as a trade finance instrument, will not have much impact on the gems and jewellery industry in West Bengal, but a hike in bank's credit margin may hurt the business, a GJEPC official said. 

GJEPC launches new Common Facility Centre in Amreli

  • GJEPC - 12 March 2018 11:54 AM

Third CFC in Gujarat is to be made operational by GJEPC after Visnagar, Palanpur

'Such vast irregularity without any detection across several financial periods are extremely surprising and unreasonable': GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 20 February 2018 3:46 PM

The GJEPC, the apex council for the gems & jewellery industry releases a statement on PNB fraud; whille expressing its faith in the Indian banking system, the statement also places onus on the banking system for having neglected an irregularity of this magnitude for such a long period. 

GJEPC signs MoU with MIDC for India’s Largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai

  • GJEPC - 20 February 2018 10:04 AM

The proposed Jewellery Park will be established in Navi Mumbai. An MoU to this effect was signed between GJEPC & MIDC at the ongoing Convergence, ‘Magnetic

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 15 February 2018 8:51 AM

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman. Mr. Padmanaban is currently Zonal Chairman – South and he is the Managing Director of NAC Jewellers, Chennai. 

Jewellers welcome rural focus; upset with no reduction in import duty

  • - 02 February 2018 10:24 AM

Welcoming the Budget, the gems and jewellery industry said positive focus on the rural economy and estimated growth of GDP to 7.2-7.5 per cent will boost demand. 


Union Budget Favourable for Gold but Detrimental for the Diamond & Gemstone Industry Owing to Doubling of Customs Duty to 5 Per Cent

  • GJEPC - 01 February 2018 4:45 PM

While announcements for gold seemed positive, the industry mourns the Government’s decision to increase customs duty to 5 per cent on polished diamonds as well as gemstones.

Mohit Kamboj Appointed as New President Of IBJA

  • IBJA - 24 January 2018 1:31 PM

IBJA Governing Board in its meeting held on 23rd January, 2018 has unanimously decided to appoint Mr. Mohit Kamboj as its New President.

Adityanath Yogi, CM, UP & Amit Shah, BJP President & Rajya sabha MP Inaugurate IIGJ Varanasi

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 22 January 2018 4:09 PM

The Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ), Varanasi, an educational venture of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) starts its maiden operation in the historical city of art and culture, Varanasi.

Commerce ministry for slashing gold import duty in Budget

  • GJIC (Gem & Jewellery Information Centre) - 18 January 2018 12:28 PM

The commerce ministry has pitched for reduction in import duty on gold in the forthcoming Budget with an aim to promote gold jewellery exports, a senior government official said.

Encourage Bullion Investments in Post Offices: IBJA

  • IBJA - 15 January 2018 11:30 AM

The Indian bullion dealers and jewellers have requested the government to begin gold accumulation schemes through post offices.

GJEPC announces appointment of Pramod Derewala as Chairman and Colin Shah as Vice-chairman

  • GJEPC - 12 January 2018 5:18 PM

Other elected members include, Ashok Seth Regional Chairman Northern Region, Diamond Panel members include Manish Jivani, Milan T Choksi, and Sanju Kothari

Ms. Ruchita Sharma joins GJEPC as Executive Director, Marketing & Publicity

  • GJEPC - 10 January 2018 8:32 AM

She has over 20 years of experience spread across Marketing, Operations and Communications.

The 4th edition of PMI in the Smart City promises to be Bigger & Better in terms of Business Orientation than ever before

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 03 January 2018 2:42 PM

GJF presents the bigger and better avatar of its eagerly awaited business networking event - The Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) in Pune from 8th to 10th January 2018 at the J W Marriott Hotel.

GJEPC Chairman & Vice Chairman Election Witnesses Never-seen-before Enthusiasm

  • GJEPC - 29 December 2017 5:37 PM

Traders from India as well as abroad are rooting for their favourite contenders

Gems and jewellery exports decreases by 4.8 per cent in April-Nov

  • GJEPC - 26 December 2017 9:58 AM

Gems and jewellery exports saw a 4.8 per cent dip at USD 22.43 billion during April- November this year owing to demand slowdown in major markets, including the US. 


The Election Process for GJEPC Chairman & Vice Chairman Underway; all Nominations Received & Voting Process to Begin in January

  • GJEPC - 19 December 2017 10:30 AM

Nominations for Vice Chairman & Chairman have been received and the voting process will commence in January.

GJEPC announces to set up Common Facility Center (CFC) at Thrissur, Kerala

  • GJEPC - 31 October 2017 6:13 PM

Chairman Praveenshankar Pandya, during his recent visit to Kerala to inaugurate the Kerala Jewellery show, announced to set up Common Facility Center (CFC) at Thrissur, Kerala. 

Gems & jewellery export shrinks 8.12% in April-August

  • GJEPC - 03 October 2017 9:52 AM

Gems and jewellery export decreased 8.12 per cent to USD 13.5 billion during April- August this year, data from the GJEPC showed.

E-way Bill Exempted for the Gems & Jewellery Industry

  • - 31 August 2017 9:58 AM

The industry welcomes Government’s move of exempting the e-way bill after GJF’s representation of the problem.

Gems & Jewellery Exports rise 11% during April-May

  • GJEPC - 05 July 2017 1:04 PM

Indias gems and jewellery exports rose by over 11% to USD 6.78 billion during the first two months of the current fiscal, largely driven by demand in major markets like the US.

GJF to launch Adhigam software to Assist Jewellers migrating to new GST Tax regime

  • - 23 June 2017 2:44 PM

GJF starts preparing G&J industry on GST with seminars and webinars on GST on 29th June, 2017 in Mumbai.

MP Kirit Somaiya visits GJSCI’s training facility in Mumbai at IIGJ

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 12 June 2017 1:53 PM

Kirit Somaiya, Member of Parliament, North-East Mumbai visited GJSCI’s state-of-art training centre in Mumbai at IIGJ-M.

GJSCI held “Training Partners Meet” to discuss PMKVY 2.0 and way forward

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 29 May 2017 2:22 PM

GJSCI organized a Training Partners Meet to discuss priorities of the coming year along with the updates on various schemes and benefits.

PMI showcases Variety of New Designs, Innovative Creations and Extraordinary Jewellery Collections in Gold & Diamond

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 19 May 2017 9:51 AM

An opportunity for distinguished Hand-made Jewellers, Manufacturers and leading Retailers.

Gems & jewellery trade fully ready for GST to be implemented from July 1

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 18 May 2017 9:47 AM

GJF  hopes that the Centre would levy only 1.25 per cent tax on the sector.

Gems, jewellery export to grow about US $42 billion this fiscal: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 16 May 2017 2:29 PM

Higher demand in the Middle-East and South-East Asia could help India’s gems and jewellery export grow this fiscal to about USD 42 billion.

GJF Hosts 5th Regional Networking Meet in Kolkata

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 30 March 2017 5:07 PM

An opportunity for distinguished jewellery manufacturers and leading retailers from Eastern Region to participate & develop business relationship.

GJSCI signs a pact with Delhi Prison at GJSCI Skill Conclave

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 28 March 2017 9:37 AM

GJSCI aims to train women inmates of Tihar into jewellery making.

GJSCI signs a tri-party agreement with IIGJ and JAJ, Jaipur for its RPL Program under PMKVY scheme

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 18 March 2017 11:21 AM

According to the MOU, IIGJ – Jaipur will act as an RPL training facilitator, JAJ as Mobilization Agency and GJSCI will act as Project Implementation Agency (PIA).

GJF & industry delegates submits GST representation to the Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui & Commercial Tax Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 27 February 2017 4:09 PM

All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation seeks GST of 1.25 per cent for the gems & jewellery sector

GJSCI announces the winners of Design Revive Contest at the 3rd edition of Jewel Talks

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 25 February 2017 10:53 AM

The winners were felicitated by GJSCI with a cash prize and Certificate of participation.

IIGJ Andheri conducts 10th Convocation Ceremony Of The Diploma In Jewellery Design &Manufacturing Technology

  • GJEPC - 15 February 2017 10:57 AM

The best IIGJ Chairman’s Trophy was awarded to Shiv Chandan, Ms. Oneza Chauhan was declared the second runner up and Ms. Kushali Patel was announced as the third runner up for their consistent performance during their course.

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, GJSCI initiates implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program in SEEPZ

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 08 February 2017 2:37 PM

The aim behind this initiative is to uplift the karigars of gems & jewellery industry in India.

GJEPC conducted seminar on “Benefits of Organised Trading” for the Gem & Jewellery sector

  • - 06 January 2017 5:05 PM

The seminar was, especially organised for the non-members of the Council who are doing business in an unorganised manner, but have played a significant role by contributing to the success of the “Make in India” initiative.

Commission set up for Africas Diamonds Producers Conference

  • GJSCI - 28 February 2006 12:00 AM

Government sets up committee to defend common interest of all sections

Great Western Diamonds Appoints Brent Jellicoe as President & CEO

  • World Gold Council - 28 February 2006 12:00 AM

Jellicoe involved with all aspects of diamond exploration and project management

HRD Completes Mandate

  • GIA - 24 January 2006 12:00 AM

Problem of utilizing millions of Euro accumulated in the past for Antwerp’s benefit

WGC Gold Expressions 2006 at Vicenzaoro 1

  • GJEPC - 18 January 2006 12:00 AM

jewellery is based on consumer research and concepts like naturalism & spiritualism

GIA to Offer Online Grading Check Service

  • gjepc - 23 December 2005 12:00 AM

Consumers to get information on any GIA Diamond Grading Report or Diamond Dossier

DMCC launches Dubai Gem Certification services

  • GJSCI - 05 December 2005 12:00 AM

DGC enters into partnership with reputed laboratories



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