What This Jeweller Learnt Standing In A Queue At Mcdonald’s

  • - 09 February 2021 1:46 PM

Customer is the king when it comes to G & J business – especially in recent times of excessive business competition, pandemic, economic slowdown and uncertainty. Vastupal Ranka recalls an incident, which offers immense learning and value

Making The Industry ‘AR’ Savvy

  • - 06 January 2021 6:12 PM

Every crisis gives birth to many opportunities and this pandemic has turned agnostics into believers of technology, thanks to enablers like mirrAR. Meghna Saraogi, Founder & CEO talks about why retailers should adopt AR and throws light on some of mirrAR’s latest solutions
 

The Big Business of Small Cities

  • - 06 January 2021 2:38 PM

Unlike metros, the relationship that people in smaller cities have with jewellery is indestructible. The sanctimoniousness of buying jewellery for special occasions is still prevalent and gold is seen as a solid investment. No chain store can replace the personal, one-on-one attention that these family jewellers have been giving their customers for generations, let alone their sound policies built on honesty and trust. Make no mistake, though they are located in smaller cities, their vision is as big as any corporate behemoth in a swanky metro. Vijetha Rangabashyam talks to 10 family jewellers from smaller cities across India to find out what has made them the best amidst their customers, even through this debilitating pandemic

A sneak Peek At The Upcoming IIJS Virtual 2.0

  • - 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

Swarovski Gemstones Business In India Shuts Down; MD Rajendra Jain Asked To Retire

  • - 24 December 2020 5:56 PM

The Covid19 pandemic, stiff competition from cheaper crystals, global economic meltdown and more factors have led to the debacle of the great Swarovski empire and it has affected Indian G&J business too

IIJS Premiere Postponed to August 2021

  • - 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

How Jadau Manufacturers Are Meeting Demand Amidst Reduced Staff & Increasing Covid19 Cases In Jaipur

  • - 04 December 2020 10:12 AM

Jadau jewellery is not easy to manufacture – from specialist karigars to expensive uncut diamonds and top of the line precious stones and comparatively large amount of gold – it needs all of it apart from time and expertise; streamlining all these factors of production during the pandemic is no mean feat. Manufacturers share their experience

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

  • - 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

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

  • - 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’

ROAD TO RECOVERY SERIES: Heritage Brand 'Rose' Believes In Going Digital

  • - 22 September 2020 3:22 PM

In this pandemic, it’s the kind and considerate actions that make all the difference, in business and in life. Karan Vaidya, of heritage brand of fine jewellery 'Rose', Mumbai shares some vital insights…

ROAD TO RECOVERY SERIES: ‘Sound business strategies will work well’, says Chaitanya Cotha

  • - 14 September 2020 12:22 PM

Chaitanya Cotha, Director at C Krishniah Chetty Group of Companies, who handles the online business, overall expansions, marketing, stores operations and HNI sales of the company, shares some vital insights on business during this pandemic

True or Not Thursday

  • - 10 September 2020 4:17 PM

Have bridal parties become more conscious about the money they spend on jewellery?

Gold buying in India for special occasions might be a culturally ingrained indulgence, but has the pandemic robbed the industry off shine, considering people are a lot more skeptical about the amount of money they spend on bridal jewellery?

PNG Jewellers back in expansion mode with new store launch in Aurangabad

  • - 31 August 2020 4:33 PM

As India unlocks and gets ready to battle the Covid - 19 pandemic in a post lock-down world, India’s most trusted jewellery brand PNG Jewellers inaugurated their 2nd store in Aurangabad yesterday

ROAD TO RECOVERY SERIES

  • - 27 August 2020 12:16 PM

How a Hyderabad based heritage jewellery brand is embracing technology

A lot has been at stake for traditional jewellers since the pandemic. Brands that were very conventional in the way they sold jewellery are slowly realizing the importance of having an online shopping portal to sell some of their jewellery. They are finding new ways to attract customers and Pratiksha Prashant, Kishandas & Co, Hyderabad shares what they do

NRF: US July Increase in Retail Sales Continues Recovery from Pandemic

  • - 18 August 2020 11:56 AM

NRF’s calculation of retail sales showed July was up 1 per cent 

PGI Global Survey Shows Strong Willingness to Spend on Jewellery In India & China Post Covid

  • - 18 August 2020 11:47 AM

Consumers in the US,  China and India are willing to spend more on luxury items during the pandemic

Forevermark Forum 2020 Promises to Present Hope and Opportunity to G&J Industry with a Fantastic Lineup of Speakers

  • - 17 August 2020 2:21 PM

The 9th Forevermark Forum holds the promise of re-creating a new future and dispelling the dark clouds of gloom cast over the industry by the pandemic

Forevermark Forum 2020 Promises Fresh Ideas, Perspectives And Renewed Opportunities For One And All

  • - 13 August 2020 4:00 PM

Despite the pandemic and the resulting lockdown Forevermark Forum 2020 has collated an interesting array of knowledge building activities for G & J segment from all over the world, beginning August 18 to 20

Titan Company Ltd Reports Loss In Q1 FY 2020-21

  • - 11 August 2020 9:21 AM

Covid-19 pandemic causes Titan Company Ltd to report a loss in Q1 FY 2020-21

How The Pandemic is Changing The Language of Design-Design Decree

  • - 01 August 2020 1:29 PM

From using less gold to focusing on pieces that are rich in tradition and craftsmanship, to embracing old-world techniques and exploring Nature as an inspiration even more, here’s how India’s top manufacturers are getting ready for the world ahead

How These Jewellers Struck Gold Even During Crisis-Lockdown Sales Chronicles

  • - 01 August 2020 12:52 PM

These leading jewellers across India share success stories of how they made a great sale during the pandemic with Vijetha Rangabashyam

The gold price rallies with record ETF inflows while COVID-19 hits consumer demand in H1

  • - 30 July 2020 11:18 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the consumer sectors of the gold market in H1 2020, with total demand dropping by 6% to 2,076t versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.

New Normal Series: Jaipur

  • - 15 July 2020 4:52 PM

Jewellery hub Jaipur pins all its hopes on the wedding season

The pink city is reeling under the pandemic pressure. All the same, jewellery retailers are hopeful that things will improve in the near future, business will pickup and industry will rise and shine soon enough

Tanishq Reopens 95% of Stores; Sees Better Recovery In Non-metros

  • - 09 July 2020 4:39 PM

Tanishq, the jewellery arm of Titan Industries  reported that revenues for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2020-21 were impacted by the pandemic

Reliance Jewels’s Gratitude Initiative To Celebrate ‘The Real Gems Of The Nation’- Doctors Of India

  • - 04 July 2020 11:22 AM

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

The New Normal Series: Kerala

  • - 20 June 2020 9:19 AM

It’s Not All Glitter in God’s Own Country

Jewellers in the coastal State of Kerala are looking for ways to battle the economic downturn resulting from the pandemic…

The New Normal Series: Hyderabad

  • - 12 June 2020 6:11 PM

Video calls with clients & focusing on affordable, smaller pieces of jewellery are part of the New Normal for Hyderabad-based jewellers 

People are still stricken with fear regarding the pandemic and only small ticket items are selling share jewellers from Hyderabad

Gems & Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF) Extends a Helping Hand During Covid 19 Pandemic

  • - 09 June 2020 2:41 PM

GJNRF distributed 26000 masks (including N95 wherever required), 20000 PPE gowns, 200 PPE kits, 20000 goggles, 20000 gloves, 12000 litres of sanitisers, 960 Covid testing kits, 50 Infra digital Thermometers, 50 Oxymeters to various Hospitals and zonal Police stations

Kalyan Jewellers Launches #MuhuratAtHome Campaign

  • - 28 May 2020 12:21 PM

In the wake of the current pandemic, downsized mini-monies (miniature ceremonies) are the flavour of the season -- Kalyan Jewellers has adopted a hyperlocal approach to shoot multiple ad films that encapsulate this concept...

‘Change is the only ‘constant’, this phase has taught me to be adaptable to change. Nothing will remain forever,’ says Vastupal Ranka

  • - 21 May 2020 6:59 PM

Buying gold is an important part of our lives – this is part of our 5,000 year-old history – it won’t go away just because of a pandemic or economic slowdown, opines Vastupal Ranka of Ranka Jewellers, based in Pune and Thane, in an insightful interview

GJS Cancels Upcoming Show

  • - 21 May 2020 4:03 PM

In the wake of the pandemic and resulting lockdown, GJS 2020 has been cancelled

“The biggest lesson I have learnt in this pandemic is when to let go” – Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Kalyan Jewellers

  • - 13 May 2020 11:19 AM

Worrying too much will only cause negativity and people are not going to sit in their homes and buy jewellery online, they will eventually walk in to the stores says Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Kalyan Jewellers

‘The world is not coming to an end, this too shall pass’ -- Suraj Shantakumar, Kirtilal Kalidas Jewellers

  • - 28 April 2020 2:53 PM

One of the many offshoots of the pandemic is the looming economic crisis, Suraj Shantakumar of Kirtilal Kalidas Jewellers Pvt Ltd. talks to R Sugandha about his biggest worries, new SOPs to be followed and how jewellers can emerge stronger from this lockdown

Divine Solitaires in Fight Against COVID 19 Pandemic

  • - 27 April 2020 4:38 PM

This Akshaya Tritiya, buy Divine Solitaires to fight against the COVID 19 pandemic

In this time of crisis Saurabh Gadgil remembers the hardships faced by his grandfather daji kaka Gadgil in those days

  • - 23 April 2020 11:17 AM

In the wake of today’s pandemic, he applies the values passed on by his grandfather to his business. He writes about 5 key values

Senco Gold & Diamonds Group Pledges Contribution to Nation’s Fight Against Covid-19 pandemic

  • - 08 April 2020 5:01 PM

Senco Gold & Diamonds Group contributes sum of INR 1.5 crores to PM-Cares fund and to West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to fight against this pandemic

Effective Ways to Protect Your Business

  • - 06 April 2020 1:48 PM

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…

Will RBI’s Relief Measures Work for G&J Industry?

  • - 30 March 2020 6:02 PM

While the Coronavirus Pandemic may be brought under control due to the total lockdown, the Indian economy may need ventilator support in the near future. Industry veterans discuss the problem and suggest solutions…

Gold Prices During Ongoing Pandemic

  • - 20 March 2020 10:36 AM

Like most asset classes, gold is being affected by the unprecedented economic and financial market conditions in play around the globe, with inputs from analyst and consultant with WGC, Trevor Keel WGC decodes the effect of COVID-19 on gold prices 

Got New Camera On Covid-19 Pandemic

  • - 03 February 2020 1:10 AM

Got New Camera On Covid-19 Pandemic

  • - 13 November 2019 3:51 PM

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