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
A Customer Goes Rogue When a Staff Requests him to wear his/her mask upon entering the Store
Five jewellers speak on how they would react to a sour situation where the customer loses his mind over a polite staff requesting him/her to wear a mask
Eastern UP’s Leading Jewellery chain Aisshpra Gems and Jewels displayed their spring summer with 2021’s first jewellery exhibition & sale which was hosted in Hotel Grand SR, Azamgarh from 6th March to 8th March
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.
Trend Report: This Amritsar-based Jeweller foresees a great demand for heavy, bridal pieces in the upcoming months
Satyam Kapoor of Umesh Malliram Jewellers gives insights on consumer preferences and what will be in demand for the coming months
Aisshpra Gems And Jewels Exemplifies The Passion And Love With Circle Of Love-Season 4 This Valentines
Eastern UP’s Leading Jewellery brand Aisshpra Gems and Jewels curates an affectionate aura yet again with Circle of Love- Season 4
Vikram Talwar of Talwarsons Jewellers talks about current trends, consumer mindset, how his staff are equiped to drive sales and more
Sumeet Anand from Punjabi Saraf, Indore has worked hard day in and day out to keep up the unique legacy handed down by his forefathers and today has garnered a lot of support from the whole of Indore and surrounding areas, here’s how
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
For income tax purposes, cash transactions up to a threshold of Rs 2 lakh without KYC --PAN or Aadhaar -- are allowed in the gems and jewellery sector. Any sale in cash above Rs 2 lakh requires KYC
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
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
The Rs 1,750-crore Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Warburg Pinus-backed and Kerala-based retail jewellery firm Kalyan Jewellers is all set to hit the primary market after market regulator Sebi's nod
Muthoot Finance has tied up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance to provide insurance on gold jewellery as part of their new initiative
Make the most of this upbeat spending mood establish a rapport with clients and rework your strategies to enhance sales. Neelesh Hundekari, partner & head of Lifestyle Practice, Asia at AT Kearney suggests some ways
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’
Jewellery designer Archana Aggarwal unveils a new range of traditional Jewellery collection for the upcoming festive month
IJ Preview: IIJS Virtual Promises Abundant Opportunities For Manufacturers And Retailers To Promote Business
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
Discounts of up to $20 an ounce were offered against official domestic prices including 12.5% import and 3% sales levies versus the $2 premiums last week
With the upcoming festivities around the corner, Harit Zaveri Jewellers’ presents their latest capsule collection for diamond jewellery - the most popular and exquisite gemstone
Eastern UP's leading Jewellery brand Aisshpra Gems & Jewels pioneers yet another trend with Exclusively Yours, a Jewellery at Home Service and takes customer service experience a notch above in the New Normal
In a recent video meeting with the Department of Commerce, the GJEPC outlined a few suggestions that would drive Indian exports from SEZs on an upward growth trajectory
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reliance Jewels strives to uplift the spirits of Doctors and awaken a spirit of kindness among citizens
Record high prices and coronavirus crisis have hurt physical gold demand in India, but investment demand for gold across the world remains robust
The whole industry needs to gear up – our industry for some reason is under the false notion that if you share knowledge, you are going to lose the advantage. This is not true: Hemant Shah
Hemant Shah, Consultant, Product Management & Innovation for the Luxury Goods and Jewellery Sector talks about innovation, getting help from experts and throws light on how retailers and manufacturers can work as associates to solve the cash flow situation
What the easing of lockdown in Bangalore is teaching us: Subdued footfall, need-based buying & stores unable to perform to the fullest till Mumbai manufacturing opens up
While gems and jewellery stores in Bengaluru may have opened up for buyers, supply is slow as many Mumbai-based manufacturers are closed due to lock down in the Maximum City
The gold industry has the potential to appeal to a sizable new audience. Technology can play a key role in opening up new avenues for gold investment; easy online accessibility is a must in this era of increasing global digitisation
Despite trying times Titan Company presented a detailed quarterly report of its activities, touching upon jewellery, watches and wearable brands
Use this lock-down time to get your e-commerce website up and running. If you don’t have the bandwidth, then reach out to other tools that are easily available
The world will be reeling under the after-effects of this unprecedented pandemic for months on end, yet business cannot stop, you have to gear up and make every effort…
As gold becomes dearer by the day, retailers are looking to stock up on affordable, light-weight jewellery crafted in 18K gold as that’s where the consumers are headed. Manufacturers on the other hand are trying to push all boundaries to create feather-light pieces without compromising on design and quality observes Vijetha Rangabashyam
India has clarified the nature of a gold discovery in Uttar Pradesh, after a government official said on Saturday that fields with reserves of more than 3,000 tonnes of gold ore had been found, prompting a flurry of activity on social media
IIJS Signature 2020 to have special design pavilion featuring works of women entrepreneurs and upcoming designers
The platform will be a great experience for our designers and entrepreneurs to network and meet buyers from India and abroad
RJC membership always brings upon BVCI an enormous responsibility of ensuring the best practices in its business relationships & operations
The drawback has been raised from Rs 272 to Rs 372.9 per gram of gold jewellery, and effectively covers 86.74 per cent per cent of the import duty paid, up from 63.27 per cent earlier
Gem and jewellery exports from Kochi Special Economic Zone shot up 529 per cent in the past two years, while the total exports from the country has been declining
Spread across 2000 sq ft the store presents more than 10000 unique designs in Gold & Diamond Jewellery for the upcoming wedding season
Gold jewellery (plain and studded) exports were up by 5.58% y-o-y touching USD 910.87 million during August as against USD 862.72 million the same month a year ago, the data indicated
Jewellery retailers struggling with a surge in prices of the yellow metal are pushing marketing campaigns and rolling out exchange offers
Gold prices sustained an upward trend in past few weeks and surpassed the $1,550 per ounce mark for the first time in more than 6 years on Monday due to the US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions in the region and slowdown in global economy
Typically, the demand for gold reflects the expectations about the future, the prices of the precious metal tends to rise amid uncertain economic situations or political upheaval
As the Centre has scrapped Article 350 and 35A, we decided to come up with a theme that signifies the importance of both days. Gold and silver rakhis are being designed in accordance with the customers
The Committee proposes setting up of Bullion Exchanges that would provide an efficient and trusted ecosystem for trading gold and ensure the success of financialisation of gold, with an aim to improve market transparency, protect the interests of market participants and facilitate India to emerge as a price setter for gold
The first quarter of the year, gold demand increased to 2,181.7t in the first six months of 2019, an uplift of 8% compared with the first half of last year
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
Gem & Jewellery industry disappointed with increase in import duty on Gold and precious metals: GJEPC
With cost of doing business going up, export competitiveness will go down; Indian exporters will lose business to neighbouring countries resulting in job losses
GJC wants the bankers not to treat the gems and jewellery companies as a sector but take up the loan applications on case to case basis
More than 3300 complaints were lodged by investors as soon as the news broke. If proven true, the total scam could run up to Rs 2000 crore by more than 5000 muslim investors
The trade is also expecting that government will make an effort to increase banking to the gem and jewellery sector, which has been facing the brunt of the banks after the infamous Nirav Modi scam
According to an estimate, people of Sirivella and Mahanandi are chancing upon diamonds worth Rs 4 crore during the rainy season on an average. Maddikera and Tuggali mandals account for a find of diamonds worth about Rs 5 crore every year.
Customers can avail up to 25 per cent off on making charges of gold jewellery and 100 per cent value on exchange of old gold. This offer is available at all Tanishq stores in Odisha from May 29 to June 2.
Imports expected to climb up to 18 per cent to 7.08 tonnes this year as platinum has become cheaper by Rs 8,090 per 10 gm when compared to gold
According to PGI's 2019 Platinum Jewellery Business Review, young consumers, men’s jewellery and female self-purchase will build upon platinum’s pre-eminence in bridal jewellery to drive future demand
With attractive offers like upto 25% off on making charges of gold jewellery and diamond jewellery, Tanishq aims to make the most of the upcoming wedding season
Singer Kacey Musgraves and actor Gemma Chan lit up the red carpet in Forevermark Diamonds at the 2019 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Jewellers see some respite after a below average quarter this Akshaya Tritiya; double digit growth in sales expected
The excitement around Akshaya Tritiya may not be the same as it was a decade ago, however, a majority of the people still believe in the ‘auspiciousness’ of gold. Surprisingly, diamond jewellery demand is also seeing an upward demand
Malabar, Kalyan, Senco and other prestigious jewellers set up India's largest precious jewellery store on Amazon on the occassion of Akshay Tritiya.
Capturing the trends of upcoming season Swarovski’s brand partners launch gold Jewellery collection with Swarovski Zirconia
Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Udupi IIGJ Udupi is the 6th training institute set up by GJEPC
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
After joining hands with designer Manish Arora in 2012, Tribe Amrapali has now announced its second collaboration with Masaba for her jewellery debut
Titan Jewellery Division Q3 Profit up by 37%; continues to emerge successful in a dull market scenario
Golden harvest and gold exchange schemes are growth drivers, in addition to CaratLane recording a 43% growth, primarily due to network expansion
Global gold demand reached 4,345.1 tonnes (t) in 2018, up 4% on 2017 and in line with five-year average demand of 4,347.5t, according to the WGC's latest Gold Demand Trends report.
Forevermark diamonds lit up the silver carpet at the 25thAnnual Screen Actors Guild Awards on actor and double SAG award nominee Emily Blunt
Gorakhpur’s leading Jewellery house Aisshpra Gems & Jewels, known for pioneering trends in Uttar Pradesh with innovation of products and experiences once again have wooed their clients with the launch of Aisshpra Boutique.
Minawala’s has tied up with Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories who are the industry leader in providing professional gemstone identification and grading services.
Earlier, exports of any kind of gold jewellery or related items containing gold of 8 carats, and above, up to a maximum limit of 22 carats were permitted.
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.
In order to keep up with the shifting trends, Candere by Kalyan Jewellers have revamped their mobile site to make online jewellery shopping flexible for their visitors.
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said his ministry wants to include the export segment under the priority sector-lending category and it has taken up the issue with the Reserve Bank of India.
Khurana Jewellery House creates awareness drive ‘Afreen’ to instill consumer confidence & promote transparency
In an effort to promote transparency and regain consumers’ trust, Khurana Jewellery House took it up on itself to collaborate with 150 women to impart knowledge on jewellery, including gold and diamonds, where and how it’s sourced, hallmarking, how jewellery is being made and more.
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.
Gemfields has teamed up with Muse, the fine jewellery industry’s premier showroom for emerging and established talent, to present a new collection of inspired jewellery.
Unrefined gold from Africa is expected to be imported by the companies by air and transported to the refineries under strict security for production of gold dores.
Non-performing assets or bad loans in the banking sector are set to shoot up by at least Rs 8,000 crore as advances to the scam-hit Gitanjali Gems group have turned bad during the quarter ended March 31.
With this, the global tally of showrooms have gone up to 212.Bollywood star Anil Kapoor has inaugurated the brand new facility located at Sector18 in Noida.
The Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) opened a development centre to train students in latest technology and upgrade skills of artisans who are already part of the industry.
Shares of Gitanjali Gems fell up to 19 per cent in morning trade after the company came under the scanner of various investigating agencies following the Punjab National Bank's declaration of nearly Rs 11,400-crore fraud.
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.
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.
Policy changes last year created a lot of upheavals in the Indian gems and jewellery
industry. A good medicine tastes bitter; likewise, the policies may have caused
a short-term mayhem in the industry, however, the gradual transition with GST is
meant to do good in the long term. It’s definitely a move towards more transparent
and organized way of doing business. By Kavita Parab
The upcoming B2B show will provide an excellent platform for buyers and suppliers to connect, network, exchange ideas, discover upcoming trends and generate business opportunities.
Gitanjali Infratech Ltd., of Mumbai-based Gitanjali Group has announced that it will set up gem & jewellery park worth approx Rs. 636 cr at Ramdaspur near Cuttack in Odisha.
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.
Jewellery stocks rose up to 5.3 per cent on hopes that gold sales will pick up pace during Diwali with the government saying PAN will not be mandatory on the purchase of jewellery for over Rs 50,000.
A mark of an everlasting bond, tying the Mangalsutra has been an auspicious tradition followed in most marriages for centuries in India. Originally a Hindu tradition, the mangalsutra has become such a universal symbol in Indian weddings that over time, other religions have also adopted the tradition of tying the mangalsutra. Mostly made in gold, the meaning and history behind the mangalsutra is profound, and has different cultural implications in different parts of India. While in some parts of India, people still uphold the traditional way of adorning the propitious piece of jewellery, in some parts, people have acclimatized to new and modern designs of wearing the mangalsutra. By Vijetha Rangabashyam.
Expecting better sales after the new uniform taxation regime GST, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has drawn up a Rs 2,000 crore expansion plan to open 80 more stores this financial year.
GJEPC raising its concern over GST on Diamonds mentioned in a release that the move would cause a set-back to the export oriented diamond industry.
GJSCI organized a Training Partners Meet to discuss priorities of the coming year along with the updates on various schemes and benefits.
After PM Narendra Modi’s pep talk about ‘Design in India’ and how India should be Number One in gems and jewellery, Indian exporters are all geared up to hit $60 billion worth of exports in the next 5 years. Given the current climate, this could be a tall order. There is no dearth for inspiration in this country that has had a longstanding heritage when it comes to craftsmanship. We have a strong foundation in jewellery manufacturing and the industry currently employs 4.5 million skilled and semi-skilled workers across India, but we are meeting only 10 per cent of the global demand. If our forte lies in jewellery making, why is India not playing to its strength? Where is the industry lacking and what should it be doing to be on top? Explores Vijetha Rangabashyam
Such an initiative is an industry-first, wherein customers across India and the GCC will get an opportunity to win 30 Audi A3’s on their purchase at any of the Kalyan Jewellers showrooms.
Keeping up with the tradition, AhilyaJewels.com introduces you to their most eclectic Gold Plated Collection this Akshaya Tritiya.
Right from the supreme variety of Swarovski bangles, diamond earrings, pendant sets to floral rings, gorgeous women can avail anything from it.
Gehna Jewellers has always set itself firmly at the helm of prodigal innovations and staying true to their aesthetic, elegance is the last word for ASAL by Abu Sandeep.
IIGJ Andheri conducts 10th Convocation Ceremony Of The Diploma In Jewellery Design &Manufacturing Technology
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
The aim behind this initiative is to uplift the karigars of gems & jewellery industry in India.
To celebrate #EveryDayLove, CaratLane has also come up with two heartfelt videos that strike a chord with everyone who want to thank or appreciate the special people in their life.
During the festive season, to add up to the festivity, Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers introduced ‘SwarnaRatri’ contest where 9 lucky winners got the opportunity to win Gold Coins (1 each day).
Dugri Style is fantastic for all generation and age group whether it’s a young girl or someone who loves dressing up in family occasion.
The Jewels Talk was another initiative by GJSCI where students got to learn about the Gems and Jewellery sector from the professionals, which will help the future guns to cop up the hurdles and master in this sector.
Generic Diamond Promotion Campaign
In the last few years, diamond industry has gone through a lot of upheaval owing to global economic situation, unethical mixing of synthetics in natural diamonds, etc. One of the main factors that caused qui
The project envisaged a total investment of Rs. 685 crore in three phases out of which the 1st phase investment would be around Rs. 209 crore.
From a rich array of statement earrings, striking necklaces, trend-setting bangles and much more, there’s a lot that one could choose from for the upcoming festivities and wedding season.
Forevermark launched the Artemis™ collection this past spring with 21 pieces, and Bibhu’s Spring 2017 fashion show celebrates the expansion of the line with the addition of 21 new designs.
The association between Myntra and Tribe by Amrapali offers the exotic and popular line up from the famed jewellery house, access to the widest reach across India. Other popular collections will be introduced on Myntra in the coming months.
The event was also celebrated with the launch of PNG app which will keep the customers updated about current Gold rates, PNG’s latest offers, loyalty program, store locator & status of their orders.
Zhang Ziyi exuded sophistication and glamour in an Elie Saab creation paired with an exceptional NIRAV MODI 18K White gold Celestial Bracelet with Emerald-Cut Diamonds, Fancy Yellow Cushion Earrings in 18K White and Yellow Gold that center upon a 3-cara
Rajesh Wadhawan Group teams up with IBJA to launch IBJA Gold - India’s first exclusive Gold Coin Store
IBJA Gold coins are truly unique and are easily customisable according to your taste and requirement.
Paying tribute to the Gods of health, wealth and prosperity, the collection has been launched during the auspicious period leading up to the festive season of Diwali, and is a perfect gift to enhance and showcase one’s own path to spiritual fulfillmen
Kerala being one of country’s jewellery hubs, KTB (IGJ,Inkel)- new Centre of Excellence plays a crucial role in providing skills to make them highly efficient as well as uplift the standard of living of the karigars in and around this region.
Trunk shows help designers to discover unique needs of their customers. Though long forgotten, designers are waking up to the age old method of trunk shows to build a strong customer base. Jewellery industry in the west has warmed up to it and Indian je
RPL program will help candidates to identify their inherited skills and get certified for the same which will equip them to get better and more stable jobs and avail of entrepreneurship opportunities.
The committee will consider all issues related to compliance procedure for excise duty, records to be maintained, operating procedures, and all other relevant issues.
As per the new rules, a male passenger can bring gold jewellery of up to 20 gms with a value cap of Rs 50,000 and a woman can carry 40 gms of gold jewellery with a value cap of Rs. one lakh.
The entire Tarun Tahiliani range will be made available to the interested jewellers across the nation by Style Quotient Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. which will create an exciting business opportunity for all to collaborate with India’s first designer jewellery b
TIMELESS - by Madhuri Dixit, the finest diamond jewellery and designer collections exemplifies the high standards of material and value that the discerning clients seek.
A part of Modi’s Make in India initiative, Maharashtra Textile Week brought together five A league designers, which also included known jewellery houses from Maharashtra
Through this venture, all the patrons of Pookaari.com will get an access to different eclectic styles for all the main occasions in their upcoming style edit.
For a social-do Christmas soiree, cocktail party or New Year ’s Eve, stock up on these exquisite jewels for your treasure chest!
The Piccadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green is the third in a series of five unique watches, following the release of the Piccadilly Princess Royal Colours in 2014 and Piccadilly Princess Royal Blue in 2015.
Jewellery Inventory- Are you planning jewellery retailers for the upcoming bridal season? Kavita Parab spoke to few leading jewellery retailers who have some valuable tips on upcoming styles and designs that would rule the bridal season.
Fine craftsmanship meets passion describes Pradeep Jethani’s designs. Chosen by the who’s who in the country as well as across the globe, his designs speak for themselves. Kavita Parab caught up with Pradeep Jethani, Founder and Creative Director of J
During the Mangalsutra Mahotsav, P. N. Gadgil Jewellers is offering upto 30 per cent off on Making charges on Gold Mangalsutra & 75 per cent on Diamond Mangalsutra pendants making charges.
The showroom focuses on providing superior quality services to the customers with high-end technologies like ‘Try on Kiosk’ and ‘Karat meter’ set up at the store.
By venturing in the ecommerce space Anmol Jewellers is trying to reach out to its potential customers across the globe, as e-commerce is gradually dissolving all boundaries between a brand and its buyers.
In this article, we talk about emerging areas suitable for retail expansion in 2015-16 based on their strategic locations, upcoming infrastructure developments, arbitrage opportunities and availability of land for development.
The Rs. 5.26 crore centre would be set up under Assistance to States for Development of Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) Scheme of Central Government.
Profits for privately-owned refineries and the world’s biggest international gold mining companies could be boosted by up to $US 684 million per annum* as a result of India’s current duty differential between refined gold and unrefined gold doré.
Niru Group, a DTC Sightholder, recently initiated a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity by taking up the responsibility of managing and maintaining Manglam Hospital at Ladnun, Nagaur.
Jewellery in India is largely handcrafted whereas in foreign countries there is a concept of machine-made jewellery. Challenge for Indian jewellers is to upgrade manufacturing practices and make it more cost-effective and efficient. Moreover government re
Gemfields celebrates 2013 global launch and exclusive collaborations with international jewellery designers
The collection highlights not only the beauty of the gemstones, but also the range of shades, shapes and sizes that make up Gemfields’ portfolio.
It is their first flagship showroom in Maharashtra and 87th worldwide, with an aim to set up 40 more showrooms across India which includes showrooms in Rajkot, Mumbai Kurla, Pune, Nasik, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Gurgaon before the end of the year.
With her roots in the culturally rich Rajasthan and her upbringing and education in yet another rich and royal city of Hyderabad, Bunty Bajaj’s tryst with creativity and grandeur was unavoidable. Her early association with antique jewellery owing to her
The Union Budget 2013-14 affirms that at present the duties are not so high and there is a need to loosen up. However, no hike in duties from the current level is expected to help curb smuggling and facilitate the government in getting direct tax, which i
Tara Jewellers, retail arm of Tara Jewels has come up with a exquisite Valentine's Day Collection comprising of diamond studded heart-shaped pendants and much more.
Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK) was awarded the ‘ECGC - D&B Indian Exporters' Excellence Awards 2012’, as second runner up in the category of Most Socially Responsible Exporter.
The foreign investment proposal by Italian jewellery brand Damiani to set up a 51:49 joint venture with Mehta's Pvt Ltd has bagged the government's approval.
The 35th World Diamond Congress concluded in Mumbai on 17th October 2012, with the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) electing a new board for the upcoming two-year term.
Vipul P Shah, Chairman, GJEPC and Pankaj Parekh, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC announced the key focus initiatives that the council will concentrate upon during the office tenure.
Vipul P Shah, Chairman, GJEPC and Pankaj Parekh, Vice-Chairman, GJEPC announced the key focus initiatives that the council will concentrate upon during the office tenure.
Nalli Silks is a synonymous to regal and stately Kancheepuram silk saris. With more than 80 years of experience in the retail industry and a hand-in-hand association with wedding ceremonies preparations, they are now geared up to enter the lucrative indus
Recent government initiatives like the duty hike on gold, silver and diamonds, or the proposal to make hallmarking mandatory have thrown up a number of practical issues for debate and discussion. While making representations in response to the government
Her tryst with jewellery design started back in 1997. Fifteen years later, revivalist couture jeweller Roopa Vohra has a sprawling store in Juhu, an upmarket location in Mumbai; a celebrity fan base that would do any jeweller proud;, and jewellery colle
Branded manufacturers and retailers across product segments are fast waking up to the fact that there is a huge market beyond the Indian metros, and are rapidly firming up plans to tap the potential of Tier II and Tier III cities. Large jewellers in the o
The rising prices of gold and diamonds have had jewellery houses come up with several ways of combatting its impact. Clearly those which are agile, nimble – and of course ingenious – are best placed to overcome the hurdles. Roli Gupta takes a look at
The high price of the main raw materials of jewellery – gold and diamonds – has been the most popular topic of discussion in the gems and jewellery business in recent months.
WSC is the largest vocational skills competition globally. It takes place in a different country every two years and brings together over 1,000 young people, up to 22 years of age, from across the world to compete in a variety of skills ranging from weldi
A Mega Art event organised in association with the Gujarat Kala Pratisthan saw participation from more than 200 artists from Maharashtra and Gujarat
The new factory is the result of 3 years of effort, and sets a new benchmark for standards in diamond cutting & polishing.
Amidst the beginnings of the recovery, one key aspect that is becoming clear is that the recession has speeded up a process of realignment, and that the contours of the diamond world that emerges will be somewhat different from the one that we knew till n
Rough Diamonds Getting Stronger: Shortage of Supply: Polished Exports Upbeat: DTC Prices Harden: Polished Imports Gather Momentum
Rough diamonds are quite strong at present and might get even stronger in the coming months looking to the current tight supply position and continuing good demand even at higher prices.
The last time Diamond World visited Surat, the diamond industry was waking up to the adverse impact of the economic slowdown. Six months later, the Rs. 45,000 crores Indian diamond industry is gradually gaining momentum. The diamond fraternity is optimi
In an attempt to scrutinise the future of the jewellery trade vis-a-vis the recession, the upcoming festive and wedding season, the ubiquitous and mandatory internet presence and an increasingly competitive market, Roli Gupta quizzed scions and partners a
To update our readers worldwide about the fact that fabulous India, the traditional fountain-head of superb gems and jewellery is not resting on its laurels and has taken up the challenging creation of precious designer jewellery, the Diamond World has be
The global downturn is showing signs of taking a slow U-turn, moving the diamond industry up from its worst economic slump, in the longest and most widespread recession since World War II.
After months of tottering and fumbling through the nightmare of gravest recession, Surat is waking up to new realities for making a fresh start for its vital second innings.
India has diamonds but no one has been mining them! The country’s government has now woken up to take charge. But with the upcoming general elections and the global financial crunch, it may not be a cake walk.
Walk into any big shopping store or mall beautifully lit counters flaunting dazzling jewellery are omnipresent. The customer is spoilt for choice with an abundance of brands at various price ranges vying for her attention. An accessory once upon a time av
The demand by rough diamond suppliers that they be paid in cash, coupled with the chronically lengthy terms of credit extended to clients, have created a cash shortage in loose diamonds and that has become a critical problem...
Sami Zeira, Israeli jewellery designer has always had an eye for aesthetics. It was this gift that first inspired him to take up photography as a child, but it was during a visit in the 1990’s to the beautiful Greek Isle of Santorini that he truly disco
The Board also decided to take all the necessary steps to ensure the continued modernisation of the DHC. One of the implications of this will be that all commercial activities will be split up and marketing and communication policies will be co-ordinated.
Polished exports from Belgium rose 0.7% in October compared to the same period last year, while imports rose 7.6%, in a month disrupted by various holidays.