Asian gem lab group AIGS is organizing a five-day cultural trip to the ruby mining area of Mogok in Myanmar in mid-October coinciding with the ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association) Congress. The trip, which has been organized by AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) on several occasions in the past,is available to those who wish to find out more about the remote  ...  more

GIA India will launch the GIA Diamond Origin Report at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) from 8-12 August at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The GIA Diamond Origin Report confirms the country of origin of a polished diamond and includes a full assessment of the diamond's 4Cs along with a plotted diagram of its clarity characteristics, and a report number laser inscription.  ...  more

In Pearls with a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is offering $2 million in scholarships for aspiring or current gem and jewelry professionals interested in GIA gemology, jewelry manufacturing arts, distance education courses and lab classes in 2020. The scholarships are available for on-campus and distance education programs, and are open to U.S. and international prospective students. Applications will be accepted Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019. The scholarships are   ...  more

In Pearls with a contemporary twist, playful coral, and innovative new materials and approaches to metals, are top global jewelry design trends for 2019-20 and will be on show at the 64th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, which runs from 10-14 September, 2019. The September Bangkok fair will showcase the hottest trends at the   ...  more

In recognition of the important contributions of Beatrice Shipley to both GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gem Society), the sister organizations have created a scholarship in her honor. The Beatrice Shipley Scholarship provides the tuition for one AGS member to undertake the GIA Graduate Gemologist program on-campus, funded by a grant from the GIA Endowment Fund, and the AGS Way Course.   ...  more

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC hosted its fourth annual NBF Knowledge Series, bringing together over 700 UAE business leaders and analysts to a series of one-day networking sessions across Fujairah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Titled "Thinking Ahead", this knowledge exchange platform focused   ...  more

Speaking in Paris to a plenary session of the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has delineated a comprehensive plan for promoting responsible sourcing practices throughout the jewellery, gemstone and precious metals sectors, which includes   ...  more

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT is hosting a press conference on GIT's 13th World Jewelry Design Award and Challenge Gems Faceting Master 2019 with an objective tosupport and further strengthen designers and lapidaries potentials and to provide guidance towards the gem and jewelry industry today.   ...  more

The leading jewellery event in North America, JCK Las Vegas, hosted the India Pavilion organized for the 16th consecutive year by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). This year, 40 gem and jewellery exporters participated at the "India Pavilion" showcasing a wide variety of trendy, unique and innovative jewellery made especially for the US market. The India Pavilion was located at JCK's Passport & Diamond Plaza.   ...  more

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC inaugurated its first international representative office in the heart of the Antwerp Diamond District, the largest rough trading hub in the world. This falls in line with the bank's strategy to further cement its position as the leading financial partner for clients in the industry through its unparalleled sector expertise and bespoke solutions. With the establishment of this new representative office, NBF can bring value-added services and source market information   ...  more

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has successfully age-dated the historic 'Ana Maria Pearl' using carbon-14 (14C). This is the first time such a procedure has been conducted on a historic natural pearl, to provide valuable and new information on the age of   ...  more

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced that in late 2019 it will expand distance education courses available in Japanese. In addition to the Diamond Essentials Intensive and the Diamond Grading Lab currently offered in Japanese at the GIA Tokyo school, GIA will offer four eLearning courses in Japanese: Diamond Essentials, Diamonds and Diamond Grading, Jewelry Essentials and Colored Stone Essentials.   ...  more

Precious coral is a biogenic gem material that has been used since the Neolithic times and cherished in various cultures and geographies. It is produced in eight species of colonial marine polyps (cnidarian invertebrates), belonging to the family Corallidae of the Anthozoa class, that live in relatively deep water. The vast majority of corals, more than 7,300 species, are not used un jewellery and some are the well-known reef-building corals. Precious corals are essentially composed by biomineralised calcium carbonate (calcite) with varying amounts of different types of organic matter. Precious corals   ...  more

Senior officials of the World Diamond Council (WDC) have provided an overview of the organization's revised System of Warranties (SoW), during two sessions at the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. During the briefings, WDC President Stephane Fischler described the revised SoW as an "essential building block" for participants in the diamond supply chain towards implementing the OECD's due diligence guidance for minerals   ...  more

ALROSA, the largest diamond mining company in the world, presented the first of its kind collection of large coloured diamonds at the Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair. This is a stepping stone of a new strategy, executed by ALROSA to become the world leader in the production of coloured polished diamonds. "ALROSA polished branch now focuses on the processing of large and coloured diamonds and the subsequent sales. We are the world's largest producer of diamonds, and that gives reason to believe that we are also ahead in terms of coloured   ...  more

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced the appointment of Matthew Tratner as global director of business development. Previously director of membership and sales at Jewelers of America and publisher of National Jeweler, Tratner will be responsible for expanding and deepening GIA's relationships with retailers and other stakeholders.   ...  more

After years with no government backing, the Israeli diamond industry has entered a new era. That was the message brought by Israel's Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, when he visited the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) today for a New Year celebration on the bourse trading floor "The relationship between the government and the diamond industry was in need of improvement," Kahlon said. "President of the Israel Diamond Exchange Yoram Dvash and I have brought this relationship onto a positive path. Together we have worked out a program to assist the industry in many of the challenges it faces."Kahlon added, "The diamond industry exports in the billions of   ...  more

Bonas, one of the world's leading international diamond tender houses, will hold an exceptional polished coloured gem tender from Monday, 18th February to Friday, 22nd February 2019 in Bangkok. The event is being organized with the support of the Asia Gem Center and will take place at the Jewelry Trade Center, 919 Silom Road, Bangkok. It will coincide with February's Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF).The tender will present approximately 400   ...  more

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond producer by output in carats, will hold the first of its kind "True Colours" auction of coloured polished diamonds. It will be first presented during Hong Kong Gem & Jewelry Fair in September, 2018. The collection includes 250 polished diamonds of various shapes and colours - purple, pink, orange and vivid-yellow stones with GIA-certificates, some of them of very rare shades. That will be the first time when ALROSA represents its large coloured diamonds in such quantity.The star of the show will be a fancy deep purple-pink cushion of 11 carat. According to GIA,   ...  more

A new book about Myanmar's remote Mogok gems valley, the source of some of the world's finest rubies and sapphires, is being launched at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. "MOGOK, The Valley of Precious Stones", published by the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), is an exploration narrative, as well as an ethnographic reportage and scientific reference book. The book was produced by a "dream team" of renowned gemmologists (Emmanuel Fritsch, Franck Notari, Thomas Hainschwang, and Candice Caplan), and respected reporter/photographer Jean-Baptiste Rabouan.   ...  more

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the second edition of India International Diamond Week powered by Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) from 23rd to 25th October 2018 on the sidelines of World Diamond Council (WDC) AGM and World Federation Diamond Bourses' (WFDB) Meet in Mumbai.This is part of its endeavour to promote the Indian diamond industry globally and improve its trade relations with high potential country markets. Fifty crème-de-la-crème exhibited and networked with 120   ...  more

The Gomti 'Magic Eye' Chakra necklace, which symbolizes protection against evil spirits, is showcased in the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok in August and is available for wholesale purchase. The jewel features a naturally formed shell-stone from a rare sea snail obtained from the Gomti River in India, and is enclosed in 18k gold-plated sterling silver and a fine yellow sapphire representing Jupiter. Throughout history, many cultures believed that protective measures were required against the "evil eye", which was seen as a curse cast by a malevolent glare. The Gomti Chakra can symbolize good health, wealth and success for the wearer, says designer Richard S. Brown, director of Astral Gemstone Talismans (AGT), who created the piece.   ...  more

On August 13, 2018, two research projects from The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) won honorable mention awards at Thai Research Expo 2018 held by the National Research Council of Thailand.The first research entitled "The Study of Gem Treatment by Heating with Pressure" focuses on the qualification of sapphires that had passed through the treatment process. For this research, GIT used advanced equipment to examine sapphires sold in the market in order to set accurate and clear analysis system.On the other hand, the research project entitled "Creative Thinking and   ...  more

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that the 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), will take place in Mumbai, India, from October 23 to 25.WFDB President Ernie Blom said: "I am delighted to be able to confirm the dates for the World Diamond Congress. I would also like to express, on behalf of the WFDB, our gratitude to our colleagues at the   ...  more

Polygon (www.polygon.net) – the online community & marketplace for jewelry professionals – announced today, a strategic marketing partnership with GemFind, experts in digital marketing and e-commerce solutions for the jewelry industry.For close to 20 years, GemFind has worked with jewelers and others in the trade to develop their online strategies. As part of the partnership, GemFind   ...  more

Jewellery Arabia 2018, the Middle East's premier jewellery and watch exhibition, is returning to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 20 – 24 November 2018. Now in its 27th year, this prestigious annual event takes place under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.Jewellery, watches, gems and luxury accessories worth an estimated value of US$ 1 billion will go on sale to members of the public and trade. Open free of charge, show organisers UBM AEM anticipate over 50,000 visitors will descend on the 21,000 square metre treasure trove over the   ...  more

ALROSA, the world leader in the diamond mining industry, has successfully completed its own specialized "True Colours" auction with a total sale of $9 million worth of coloured diamonds. 210 unique diamonds were sold in the first round. The bidding was very active, and most of the lots were sold for well above their starting price. The "hero stones" - stars of the collection with a particularly rare combination of qualities, generated enormous interest from bidders.   ...  more

The 2018 CIBJO Congress concluded yesterday in Bogotá, Colombia, after three days of official business, which followed two days of steering committee meetings. The final day of the congress was marked by a visit by Colombia's Vice President, Marta Lucia Ramirez. Addressing the special session of the congress, which also was attended by about 200 members of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá's Jewellery Cluster, Ms. Ramirez outlined challenges facing Colombia   ...  more

The wisdom of silver prakuam production in Surin province in Thailand has been passed on from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Prakuam is a Khmer term referring to rounded silver engraved beads, threaded together to make beautiful body ornaments. It is unique in its look, pattern, and the production process -- which utilizes 100% silver. Although this cultural heritage should be preserved, it should also be adapted to the contemporary world which will ensure that the silver prakuam production will not become just another cultural artifact. Mr. Jitsing Somboon, former head designer   ...  more

Even though more than 700 people from 35 countries have already confirmed, there is still time to register for the sixth International Gemological Symposium on Oct. 7-9 at GIA's world headquarters in Carlsbad, California.Focused on the theme "New Challenges. Creating Opportunities," the three-day event will showcase the latest research in gemology and related fields by GIA researchers and other leading scientists, and offer a business track lead by   ...  more

The International Gemological Institute, IGI India, along with fine jewelers across the country is set to roll out a 360 degree 'Natural Diamond Campaign.' The initiative by IGI begins on October 10, 2018 with the primary idea of promoting diamonds. The campaign invokes the desire in diamond enthusiasts   ...  more

The Second World Emerald Symposium closed with overwhelming success on October 14 in Bogota, after three days of discussions on a variety of issues and challenges facing the emerald industry along with informative talks on small-scale and industrial mining, geology, gemology, origin, treatments, jewelry and more.For many of the speakers, the major and recurrent theme focused on the need for responsible sourcing   ...  more

Industry stakeholders who want to keep abreast of the latest innovations and research in the field of gemmology cannot afford to miss the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. Known as the world's No. 1 fine jewellery event, the September Fair is bringing together the most established names in the area of gemmological research and services under one roof, including AGS Laboratories, Asian Gemmological Institute of America, Gübelin Gem Lab Ltd, Guild Gem Laboratories, HRD Antwerp,   ...  more

The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair experienced overwhelming success with Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) revealing that sales at the fair totaled 2,389.74 million baht, exceeding the initial target. Buyers worldwide expressed interest and admiration for jewelry made by up-and-coming brands as well as Thai SMEs, generating immediate sales and opportunities to become trade partners in the future.   ...  more

The government recently increased the customs duty on categories of diamond such as semi-processed, half cut or broken, and cut and polished coloured gemstone to 7.5 per cent, from 5 per cent earlier, and increase in import of jewellery articles from 15% to 20% in a move to narrow the current account deficit (CAD).   ...  more

Buyer registration for the seventh Israel Diamond Week in New York, to be held October 15 – 17, 2018, is now open. The popular annual event, jointly organized by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC) is inviting bourse members, jewelers and other buyers from the New York metropolitan area and around the United States to take part in this exciting diamond trading platform.   ...  more

With fewer than nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2018 CIBJO Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 15, 2018, the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the report considers the potential impact on the jewellery market of Generation Z, which includes people born after 1996, who are expected to account for about   ...  more

Jewellery Arabia 2018, the Middle East's premier jewellery and watch exhibition, is returning to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 20 – 24 November 2018. Now in its 27th year, this prestigious annual event takes place under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.   ...  more

The seventh annual JNA Awards, one of the most prestigious award programmes in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, has been declared a spectacular success. The glittering gala event, which honoured industry forerunners and groundbreakers, was held during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair Hong Kong on 17 September.   ...  more

The Second World Emerald Symposium follows in 2018 after the overwhelming success of the world's first World Emerald Symposium held in Bogotá in October 2015.Devoted entirely to the world of emeralds, this Second World Emerald Symposium (2WES) will be held 12-14 October 2018, at the new Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bogotá. The organizers have confirmed the attendance of delegates from 25 nations and the participation of eight emerald-producing countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan,   ...  more

In 2013, the Swiss, family-owned House of Gübelin founded the Gübelin Academy to share the company's expertise and passion for coloured gemstones. On 16th September 2018, during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the Gübelin Academy invites its students and former students to celebrate the anniversary with an alumni event. At this event, the first Coloured Gem Professional graduation ceremony will also take place.   ...  more

Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong (middle), Minister of Commerce of Thailand, Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga (second from right), Permanent Secretary and Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat (second from left), Director General of Department of International Trade Promotion presided over the 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) Opening Ceremony, under the theme of "Heritage & Craftsmanship" which highlights Thailand's cultural heritage and the exquisite  ...  more

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2018 CIBJO Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 15, 2018, the fourth of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Coloured Stone Commission, headed by Charles Abouchar, the report looks at efforts being taken to promote responsible practices in the sector, while taking into   ...  more

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2018 annual congress in Bogotá, Colombia, October 15-17, with pre-congress meetings beginning on October 13. The congress will be hosted by Fedesmeraldas, the National Federation of Emeralds of Colombia, which this year will be a celebrating the 20th   ...  more

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT and China's National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC) recently signed the Letter of Intent (LOI) to promote the collaboration on setting colored gemstones standard and other research projects on gems and jewelry industry between the two countries. "The key objectives of this LOI are to set the colored gemstones standard used for gem and jewelry examination and certification. We will work together to promote the standard to be recognized as the Asian standard and global standard   ...  more

DeBeers launches 'Lightbox Jewellery' – A Lab grown jewellery brand The announcement by DeBeers to launch 'Lightbox Jewellery' that would market a new brand of Lab grown Diamond jewellery under 'Lightbox' to offer consumers high quality fashion jewellery designs at lower prices than the existing lab grown diamonds, has been getting mixed reactions from the Natural Diamond and the Jewellery sector. The epitomised entity 'DeBeers' who are the flag bearers   ...  more

The countdown to the INTERGEM 2018 is underway: from 28 September to 1 October the fair at the gates of Idar-Oberstein will become the international meeting place of the gemstone community. The approximately 120 exhibitors expect to welcome over 3,000 visitors. "The INTERGEM reflects the sector in concentrated form. Nowhere else is there such a unique density of global market offers," says fair Managing Director Kai-Uwe Hille. "Here trade visitors have the ideal opportunity prior to the beginning of Christmas trading to secure raw materials for   ...  more

HRD Antwerp, Europe's leading authority in diamond certification, recently undertook a study entitled "The effect of fluorescence on the colour of a diamond", concluding that even strong fluorescence does not negatively impact a diamond's appearance. In fact, their findings demonstrate the contrary: under normal conditions and even when outdoors, strong fluorescence has a positive influence on the colour of diamonds. This finding directly contradicts the common perception that fluorescence is a negative property of diamonds, driving   ...  more

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Mozambique's Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, visited Thailand to meet the directors of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) at the Jewelry Trade Center. Prida Tiasuwan, the 1st vice president of the TGJTA, Henry Ho, president of the Jewelry Trade Center, and the TGJTA board of directors, welcomed the Mozambican delegation on July 19 and held the meeting to develop cooperation between the Mozambican and Thai gemstone industries.   ...  more

Kennedy Ho, Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Laboratory (AIGS) is someone who is used to tackling challenges and forging solutions. About a year ago he began thinking how he might form relationships with other gemological laboratories, with a similar vision to AIGS, in a way that would be mutually beneficial to all. He landed on the idea of forming an alliance where labs would maintain their independence but agree to share their research and data with one another. As the idea began to take shape, 'Gem Alliance' emerged as both a framework for the cooperation and the name for which it would be known. In November of 2017, the Gem Alliance was formerly   ...  more

Based in the heart of Bangkok's gem and jewelry district within the Jewelry Trade Center, AIGS Lab Co., Ltd. serves the trade and the public alike with a comprehensive range of gemstone and jewelry analysis reports. AIGS was founded in 1978 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Many milestones have been celebrated throughout the past 40 years. The AIGS school has trained thousands of gemologists over the years in the areas of gem identification, colored stone grading and pricing, diamond grading and pricing, heat treatment and synthetic identification, as well as many other subjects.   ...  more

Forevermark is supporting the Tusk Rhino Trail, a central London wide art installation run by UK registered charity, Tusk, that aims to raise awareness of the critical threat facing the black and white rhino population in sub-Saharan Africa. To celebrate this magnificent animal and raise vital funds to ensure the continued conservation of rhinos and their fellow African species, the Tusk Rhino Trail is supported by an invited list of internationally respected and collected artists and designers who have specially designed, decorated and embellished 21 rhino sculptures.   ...  more

New UAE laws implemented to bolster trade and positive forecasts from The World Gold Council enhance VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show's status as an unmissable industry event. VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS), the MENA's only B2B and B2C jewellery industry mega event, presents an even more valuable platform for stakeholders to partake in following UAE government measures that aim to improve the business climate and further attract investors to the country.   ...  more

Ministry of Commerce's Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), announces its readiness to host the 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of "Heritage & Craftsmanship" which highlights Thailand's cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans that are internationally renowned. The 62nd BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries across   ...  more

In an exclusive interview with the New Jeweller – JTM team, Ms Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of India and Middle East opines on the importance of Diamond identification technology in an era where Natural and Synthetic Diamonds co exist, and opines on the success of Melee Analysis Service launched by GIA. Excerpts:
Diamond detection is now an important task to sustain and build the natural diamond   ...  more

The Gem Testing Laboratory of "NGJA" which was established in 1972 was entrusted with the task of issuing authentic Gemstone Analytical Reports, with the view to gain confidence and integrity in International gem trade. The laboratory is presently staffed with internationally trained Gemologists with internationally accepted professional qualifications.   ...  more

Established on September 9, 1998, the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) also known as GIT is the national institute to support international gem and jewelry industry. Its mission, apart from R&D, Training and disseminate information, is to provide gem and jewelry testing services and issue reports to assure vendors' credibility and to increase buyers' confidence.   ...  more

The Gem and Jewellery sector dates back century's right from the evolution of mankind. History is witness to women adorning jewellery as an embodiment to beauty and attraction. Wood, Copper, and other metals were used to make jewellery. Craftsmen used primitive tools to work with wood metals and other materials. With the modern age, the various processes concerning jewellery making changed and the advent of technology and machine tools further complemented the   ...  more

The most technologically advanced gemological laboratory. Experts in the Origin Determination and Treatment Detection for Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire. The "tick" was created to convey our gemstone report accuracy and as a symbol of our confidence in our assured gemological reports. Combining the expertise of renowned gemmologists with a fully equipped technological laboratory. As a result our gemologists fully understand what your gemstones are and where they are from. This is especially relevant in today's market.   ...  more

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new online "Jewellery Consultancy Course". This free online course is just the first of many others which will come in the future. With more than forty years of experience in the field of Diamond and Jewellery education, we wish to offer our subscribers this opportunity for online learning from their home or business. With this online sales and consultancy course, we will teach them the skills they will need to achieve their full potential. HRD Antwerp already offers a wide range of   ...  more

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, announces the results of a competition to choose a "football-related" name for a large rough diamond. The company has chosen two winners, from Chelyabinsk and Mirny; they will receive the tickets to the final game of the FIFA World Cup 2018™. Based on their suggestions, the facts of extraction of two precious stones will be named "Lev Yashin" and "Brilliant moment!"   ...  more

Rio Tinto and Minmetals have recently formalised a Joint Venture Contract to establish a 50:50 joint venture to explore for world-class mineral deposits in China. It follows a Technical Collaboration Contract signed in November 2017 when both parties committed to a collaborative partnership in mineral exploration. The joint venture is subject to regulatory approvals.   ...  more

There's a reason red cars feel faster and red dresses command more attention. Red is the color of our most intense emotions: love, anger, passion, and fury. Hence, of all the colored stones, rubies are the most expensive, demanding the highest per-carat price. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. Early cultures believed rubies held the power of life because of their similarity to blood, and rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, associated   ...  more

From the rich man's fancy to the average Joe safety net, gemstones can mean different things to different people. by ICA Member Abhijita Kulshrestha A gemstone is something that is rare, precious and durable. It is a tiny nugget of delight that has enthralled the senses of men and women alike, having had mysterious and intriguing histories and legends trailing them, have sealed bond of love, been the saviour during a financially troublesome period,  ...  more

IGI is the largest organization of its kind, with operating laboratories & offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Thrissur, Jaipur, Surat, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Around the world, IGI certificates bring confidence when buying or selling diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Total commitment to understanding consumer concerns has motivated IGI to develop comprehensive analysis and clear documentation for consumers. This empowers jewelry buyers to focus on   ...  more

Diamond Services Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 2012 by Joseph Kuzi, with the goal of developing technological systems that would assist in the screening and identification of synthetic diamonds, as well as diamonds that had been colour-treated using High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) technology.   ...  more

In a planet threatened by uncontrolled climate change, the jewellery industry could come to be recognized as a beacon of sustainability and positive environmentalism. This was the message emanating from a seminar co-organized by CIBJO and the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), which took place January 22 at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza, Italy.   ...  more

Established in 2017, at the instigation of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King, Crown Prince of Bahrain and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat) was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom, with the vision to become the world's preferred   ...  more

Delve into the science of green diamonds, explore "rainbow" hematite and discover how DNA can be used to identify pearls in the Spring 2018 issue of Gems & Gemology (G&G), GIA's (Gemological Institute of America's) quarterly professional journal. The spring issue will also feature the 2018 G&G Challenge, a 25-question multiple-choice quiz based on articles published in 2017– Those who score 100% will be listed in the Fall 2018 issue. The Gem News International section will carry a complete report on the February 2018 Tucson gem   ...  more

In an effort to develop new trust and understanding at a cultural, business & professional level and to explore future business opportunities, GJEPC organised the 3rd edition of India SAARC- Middle East Buyer-Seller Meet from 29th April - 1st May, 2018 at Hotel Novotel, HICC, Hyderabad. The product profile for the BSM is Plain Gold & Diamond Studded/Precious studded jewellery.   ...  more

Ripe for industrialisation in the trade sector, technology advancements could bridge the current $1.5tn trade finance gap, with potential to inject new growth in trade, according to a report on 'The Future of Trade' from DMCC, the world's flagship Free Zone and Dubai government authority on commodities trade   ...  more

Building on more than 80 years of industry-leading gemological education programs and more than 60 years of scientific research into natural, treated and synthetic diamonds, GIA (Gemological Institute of America, Inc.) will offer a new synthetic diamond seminar at GIA locations around the world beginning in Hong Kong on June 19, just before the Hong Kong Gem Show. This one-day program, taught by GIA research scientists and experienced classroom instructors, will combine lectures with practical lab instruction,   ...  more

CIBJO is paying tribute to the memory of a former president, Friedrich (Fritz) Schwarzer, who died recently in Austria, after decades of public service in the jewellery industry, both in his native country and internationally, and more than 60 years of experience in the trade. He headed the World Jewellery Confederation from 1993 through 1996. Born in 1938 into a Viennese household that was steeped in the jewellery   ...  more

Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the promotion of Naseem Lahri, BCOM, FCCA to Managing Director of Boteti Mining (Pty) Ltd, Lucara's 100% owned subsidiary in Botswana, effective immediately. Naseem Banu Lahri is an accomplished Professional Accountant with a Masters in Strategic Management (BCOM, FCCA), with more than 17 years' experience in the mining industry, including 10 years within Corporate Finance at Debswana at the senior management level. She has also served as a board   ...  more

KGK, the global Diamond manufacturing giant and a DTC Sightholder has expanded operations in Namibia by investing in a state of the art factory to cut and polish Diamonds. Tom Alweendo, Mines and energy minister, inaugurated the new set up. This initiative of KGK Group will not only help generate employment opportunities to the local Namibians, but will also mark the beginning of KGK's Industry support and initiatives in Namibia. KGK Group apart from enjoying a leadership status in Diamond manufacturing   ...  more

Sarine Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce that the leading Japanese jewellery company K-Uno is the first retailer in the world to adopt the new Sarine 4Cs diamond report – the world's first artificial-intelligence based, technology driven automated grading report. K-Uno, a leader in Japan's jewellery retail market, is known for its innovation. The introduction of Sarine's 4Cs grading reports in the K-Uno chain was announced last week at the company's flagship store in the Ginza, Tokyo (http://news.nicovideo.jp/watch/nw3445225?amp=html)   ...  more

For gemstone aficionados, connoisseurs as well as professionals, the Gubelin Academy offers now its Level 3 course and strengthens its mission to offer unique fast—track training into the wonderful world of coloured gems. Students will profit from a new level of gemmological education and deepen their knowledge an inspiring way. So this course is the practical culmination of the Coloured Gem Professional, the newest programme with a cutting edge approach to gem education.   ...  more

GJEPC's first edition of India Gemstone Week was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry,Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri C R Chaudhary today at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Fair Mont in Pink City. The grand event also marked the presence of eminent dignitaries from the GJECPC such as Mr Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, Mr Dilip Shah, Convener-International Exhibition, Mr Nirmal Kr Bardia, Regional Chairman, Rajasthan and Mr Vijay Kedia, Co-Convener, International   ...  more

GIA is pleased to offer "Introduction to Merchandising" – a four-day course covering the planning, development and implementation of a strategy to sell products that meet sales and profit targets. Participants will learn merchandising concepts and practises important for long term success in the jewellery industry. Introduction to Merchandising will help participants develop an understanding of the Indian jewellery marketplace and its target markets, learn how to choose a market position and appropriately target customers,   ...  more

The 3rd Edition of Diamond Detection EXPO & Symposium organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), was . The business Expo & Symposium was organized to improve detection technology for the diamond industry. Mr Edgard D Kagan, Consul General, United states of America, Shri Pramod Agarwal, Chairman, GJEPC, Shri. Anoop Mehta, President and Shri Mehul Shah, Vice President from Bharat Diamond Bourse and several other dignitaries from Gem   ...  more

CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, will welcome leading coloured gemstone specialists for a debut Coloured Gemstones Sector at its second edition in May 2018. This carefully curated new show feature will host world-renowned exhibitors, offering a vast array of loose coloured gemstones, gemstone sets, fantasy cuts, carvings and show-stopping stones for astute buyers, retailers and designer jewellers.   ...  more

Bharat Diamond Bourse, Worlds largest Diamond Bourse with over 5000 members opened its first edition of Bharat Diamond Week. Over 100 exhibitors of Loose Diamonds prepared for a showdown to more than 500 buyers and members of the New York Diamond club over a period of 3 days. In his inaugural speech Anup Mehta President Bharat Diamond Bourse stressed on the need for more such events and complimented the exhibitors and registered visitors for the encouragement shown.   ...  more

In the sidelines of the Bharat Diamond Week, GJEPC [The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council] Launched the 3rd edition of the DDES – Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium. The expo is an annual affair of the GJEPC and brings together a number of technology and machinery companies to promote and exhibit state of the art Diamond detection equipments from India and abroad.   ...  more

IGI announced its new service, which will provide manufacturers operating out of SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone) in Mumbai, with expert screenings to determine the origin of their diamond inventory in order to ensure only natural diamonds are part of merchandise offered to consumers.   ...  more

Ministry of Commerce joins hands with partners to encourage leading jewelry shops and businesses to participate in the "Buy With Confidence" program that will issue certifications to ensure the quality and standard of Thai gem and jewelry with the objective to boost confidence among Thai and international consumers.   ...  more

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show starts its five-day run (1-5 March) today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year's show welcomes more than 2,580 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from Lebanon, Sweden and Ukraine, showcasing finished fine jewellery such as top-tier jewellery pieces, internationally celebrated brands, new designer collections, antique jewellery   ...  more

The prestigious JNA Awards is now accepting entries for its seventh edition. Qualified companies and individuals are invited to take part in this annual awards programme. A world-renowned awards programme, the JNA Awards is organised by UBM Asia and is dedicated to recognise, celebrate and encourage best business practices, excellence and innovation in the international jewellery and gemstone industry.   ...  more

'Inheritance and Identities project aims to improve artisans' capabilities, and promote shopping and tourism in traditional jewelry communities in Thailand. The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) has announced the launch of 'Inheritance and Identities', a project aimed at highlighting the country's community gem and jewelry industry. "This is one of our key projects in 2018," Ms Duangkamol Jiambutr, the director of GIT, says. "Our main objectives are to enhance the capability of the workforce in the gem and jewelry industry, and help them develop the products to meet market needs.   ...  more

Ministry of Commerce's Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), announces its readiness to hold the 61st edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of "Heritage & Craftsmanship" which highlights Thailand's cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans that is internationally renowned. The 61st BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries across   ...  more

The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the most renowned gemmological laboratories, and Everledger, a leading global emerging technology enterprise, have partnered to drive more transparency in the gemstone industry by creating the Provenance Proof Blockchain for coloured gemstones. Under the Provenance Proof initiative, the Gübelin Gem Lab is developing technologies to further drive transparency in the gemstone industry. In the past month, as part of this initiative, the Gübelin Gem Lab has kicked off a major project to establish a blockchain   ...  more

The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Laboratory announced that Japan Germany Gemmological Laboratories (JGGL) has joined the Gem Alliance, which was launched in December of 2017. In 1995, Masashi Furuya founded JGGL in Kofu city, an important gemstone area in central Japan, with Prof. Dr. Hermann Bank of D.Gem.G. and Prof. Akira Chikayama as technical advisors. In 2007, Masashi Furuya passed away and was succeeded by his son, Masaki, who currently runs the laboratory.   ...  more

"People: Our Greatest Asset," an employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide prepared specifically for the jewellery industry is now available for downloading on the CIBJO website. Authored by Jonathan Kendall, President of the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, the 60-page book provides a practical approach to the employment and induction of professional staff, reward and recognition systems for motivating and retaining valued employees, and problem solving. It was first introduced at the 2017 CIBJO Congress   ...  more

In a planet threatened by uncontrolled climate change, the jewellery industry could come to be recognized as a beacon of sustainability and positive environmentalism. This was the message emanating from a seminar co-organized by CIBJO and the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), which took place January 22 at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza, Italy.   ...  more

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today announced the launch of, igialumni-italy.org, a website designed specifically for its Italy Alumni Association. The first-of-its-kind site is written in Italian and provides gem-related course information, relevant articles, applicable networking opportunities, and upcoming events. The new website is also accessible through IGI's main website, igi.org.   ...  more

Edward Johnson joins the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as Director of Business Development to expand its expertise and drive growth for the organisation, strengthening its influence and reputation across the jewellery industry. Edward joins the team at the RJC from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he worked to establish GIA's presence in the UK and further expand it across Europe from 2015 as Director of Business Development.   ...  more

You can see the satisfaction on the faces of exhibitors and visitors – Mineralien Hamburg, the world's fourth biggest mineral and gemstone show, has come to an end. Some 400 exhibitors from 35 nations attended this 40th Mineralien, which presented the whole world of stones, minerals and fossils. The wide-ranging exhibits were rounded off by high-powered specials and exciting hands-on activities for the whole family. "The timing of this show is ideal," said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.   ...  more

Starting on Friday, 19th January, VICENZAORO, the International Jewellery Show, with a full calendar of new entries and events. Attending the opening ceremony, Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), Matteo Marzotto, Executive Vice President of IEG, Corrado Facco, Managing Director of IEG and Ivan Scalfarotto, Under Secretary of State for the Ministry Economic Development.   ...  more

The Jewellery Boutique Show, scheduled to take place in the Vicenza Exhibition Centre from 19th to 24th January, is a sold out with a growth trend in countertendency with the general international jewellery trade show panorama. Matteo Marzotto, Executive Vice President, and Corrado Facco, Managing Director of IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, the company generated by the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, confirmed the figures this morning during a press conference.   ...  more

Environmental, as well as social and economic responsibility in the jewellery sector will be the focus of a seminar scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018, during the VICENZAORO January 2018 jewellery trade show in Vicenza, Italy. Titled "Green and Blue Jewellery, Environmentally Sustainable Luxury," it is being organised by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and the Italian Exhibition Group, and will take place from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Hall 7.1.b - TIZIANO Room at Fiera di Vicenza.   ...  more

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announces the return of the ICA-organized Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) to Tucson on Monday January   ...  more

One of the trade show's highlights enters the second round: the INHORGENTA AWARD. The award presentation by INHORGENTA MUNICH 2018, Europe's largest trade show for jewelry, precious stones and timepieces, is the culmination of the four-day industry event. The Award honors special design products and achievements and is presented in seven categories this time: Fine Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Designer of the year, Watch Design of the year, Smart & Connected Watch of the year, Retailer of the year—and the audience   ...  more

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the third quarter of 2017 indicates a slight rise overall of 0.2% over Q2 2017, for yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds in all sizes and saturations. Moreover, the index shows that in Q3 prices of fancy blue and pink color diamonds appreciated 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. Similar to Q1 2017 trends, the strongest performing price categories during Q3 2017 were fancy intense and fancy vivid blue   ...  more

The golden South Sea pearl is globally recognized as a cultural emblem. Last Nov. 14 during the week of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in the Philippines, a luncheon was held at the Manila Hotel in honor of the ladies of ASEAN 2017. The event celebrated the beauty of Filipino culture and tradition: expressed through food, fashion, and the Philippine national gem.   ...  more

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (“Chow Tai Fook” or the “Company”; collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929), a Hong Kong Main Board listed company with 88 years of heritage, today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2017 (“1HFY2018”).   ...  more

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT collaborated with the public and private sectors both domestically and internationally to host the World Ruby Forum 2017 to provide insights on world ruby activities in all dimensions and organized the gala dinner night to show ruby jewellery worth over 5 billion baht on November 4, 2017 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok.   ...  more

For the fourth consecutive year, CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has been certified as carbon neutral, after offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions for 2016. It did so as part of its own Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative, which it launched in 2014 to promote environmental consciousness and responsibility in the greater jewellery industry.   ...  more

The first edition of ‘The New Jeweller Heritage Jewellery Design Competition’ saw stupendous success as young and talented Jewellery designers created masterpieces taking inspiration from the Arab Heritage. This first edition of the competition is presented by JAWHARA JEWELLERY GROUP, powered by the GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA [GIA], and supported by DUBAI DESIGN & FASHION COUNCIL and ZAYED UNIVERSITY.   ...  more

Fascinating one-offs, beautiful jewels, million-year-old fossils – at the 40th Mineralien Hamburg some 400 exhibitors with unique objects and exhibits from the most diverse nations are expected. The fourth largest minerals fair in the world and the largest jewellery fair in northern Europe attracts numerous visitors and collectors from the Hamburg region to admire, browse and shop at the Hamburg fairground every year before Christmas.   ...  more

The sixth annual JNA Awards, one of the most prestigious international awards in the jewellery industry, successfully held its gala event at the InterContinental Hong Kong on 14 September. Thirty-five Honourees or shortlisted candidates that serve as shining examples of the best that the gemstone and jewellery sector has to offer were proudly recognised while Award Recipients across 10 categories were revealed in an exclusive ceremony attended by key industry decisionmakers   ...  more

Greeting from the Association of women in Energy and Extractives in Kenye(AWEIK). AWEIK in conjunction with the Ministry of Minig is pleased to invite you to the first ever Kenya Gem and Jewellery Trade Fair scheduled to take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi on the 6th-8th July, 2017. The Fair will include a mine tour to Taita Taveta County, the heart of Gemstone Production in Kenya   ...  more

Gaetano Cavalieri, the President of CIBJO, has joined a high-level delegation from the Republic of Fiji, led by the country's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, at the Oceans Conference at the United Nations in New York, to outline and promote the development of a sustainable pearl farming sector in Fiji. The project will work to fulfil UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, relating to the health of the oceans, seas and marine environments, as well as provide sustainable economic and sustainable opportunities for the country's citizens.   ...  more

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewelry brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair which will take place from September 6 to 10 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.  ...  more

Analysis of pricing data by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) for the second quarter of 2017 indicates overall pricing stability across all categories over the same quarter in the previous year. A deeper look at the data reveals that blue fancy color diamond prices continued to appreciate, climbing 5.5% over last year, while yellow fancy color diamond prices declined by 2.5% for the year.   ...  more

With support growing for an international system that will monitor the responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has discussed possible alternatives that also will meet the requirements of smaller-scale miners. He did so during a visit to Colombia, in talks with representatives of the country's government and industry.   ...  more

With fewer than nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2017 CIBJO Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 5, 2017, the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the report focuses on human resource management in the jewellery business, and more specifically discusses recruitment and the methods necessary to maintain and fortify a winning team of employees.   ...  more

Organizers of the World Ruby Forum announced the lineup of speakers for the November 4th event in Bangkok in association with the CIBJO Congress. Speakers include Richard W. Hughes of Lotus Gemology, who will address ‘Seeing Red: A Passionate Guide to Ruby;’ Vincent Pardieu of VP Consulting and Cedric Simonet from Akili Minerals Services will speak about ruby deposits in areas such as Africa, Madagascar and Greenland, just to   ...  more

De Beers Group recently announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years. The company’s scientists are working in close collaboration with a team of internationally-renowned scientists to investigate the potential to store large volumes of carbon at its diamond mines through the mineralisation of kimberlite ‘tailings’, the material that remains   ...  more

It is about time that 'Education' plays a penultimate role in each and every industry members' lives, be it the Diamond or Jewellery segment. Today the gem and jewellery industry is facing tough times as it looks at bringing back that is destined to hold back the Next generation bonded to this exquisite and glamorous trade.   ...  more

JNA is excited to announce the 2017 award categories and the judging criteria for the sixth annual JNA Awards. Online registration is now open to allow sufficient time for all interested parties from the jewellery and gemstone industry to review and choose the appropriate categories to enter. The JNA Awards is one of the most rigorous and prestigious international awards programmes, which aims to promote and uphold excellence in innovation,   ...  more

The New Jeweller Bureau spok to Barbara Wheat, President AIGS to get a first hand opinion on the future and importance of 'education' in the prevailing economic situation affecting the gems and jewellery sector. Excerpts:   ...  more

IJL 2017 is set to inspire the industry this September over three vibrant days, with new show features and a superb showcase of over 500 companies from 32 countries, including a host of innovative debut designers and brands. This flagship event is designed to provide a ‘360 degree’ platform for successful business, sharing knowledge and debate, networking and discovering the hottest trends and talent.   ...  more

The Gübelin Academy shares Gübelin’s knowledge of gemmology and its passion for gems with the entire world. Now Gübelin is also offering its Coloured Gem Professional programme together with a partner in China. Thanks to this co-operation, these unique courses can be offered on a regular basis in China.   ...  more

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the first quarter of 2017 indicates pricing stability across most fancy color diamond categories. The main exception was blue fancy color diamonds, which saw a 1.9% price increase in the first 3 months of 2017, continuing the trend of 2016. During the same time, yellow and pink fancy color diamond prices remained largely unchanged. Overall, the Fancy Color Diamond Index for all shapes and sizes was up 0.2%   ...  more

DesignTech Systems Ltd., a leading name in CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM and Additive Manufacturing technologies, has today announced a strategic partnership with Solidscape®, Inc., for the distribution of high precision 3D Printers for manufacturing of wax patterns in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. DesignTech will develop the infrastructure to support the expansion and adoption of 3D printing custom manufacturing solutions.   ...  more

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce, as an additional service to clients, age dating of pearls using carbon-14 (14C). This scientific method can provide the pearl industry with new valuable information about the age of loose pearls and pearls in jewellery.   ...  more

The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) announced recently that Barbara Wheat has been appointed president and will assume her role in mid March 2017. Barbara Wheat has a long history with AIGS and the Ho Group, founders of AIGS. Beginning in 1993, she served as managing director of the Ho Group’s publishing company, Jewelry Trade Publications. Among its well-known titles was JewelSiam magazine, an industry favorite for many years.   ...  more

The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 opened its doors to exhibitors, buyers, visitors and those involved in the gems and jewelry industry yesterday with a grand opening ceremony held at IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. Organizers of the fair, the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) warmly welcomed representatives from gems and jewelry associations from more than 10 countries joining the inaugural fair to demonstrate the solidarity of the industry across the region.   ...  more

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has met in Bangkok with Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Thailand, to discuss preparations for the 2017 CIBJO Congress, which will take place in the city in November, and also ways in which CIBJO and the congress can assist in enhancing the role of Thailand in the international jewellery and gemstone business.   ...  more

The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, which will take place on June 15-18, 2017 at Challenger 1, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.   ...  more

Thai government agencies and Presidents from gems and jewelry associations across ASEAN joined the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) to promote the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair, which will be held from June 15 to 18, 2017 at IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.   ...  more

Shanghai Gems & Jade Exchange and Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) launched a dynamic jewelry confederation with the aim to boost jewelry trade and exchanges between China and Thailand to establish a modern-day “silk road” under the name of China-Thailand Gemstone Traders Association or CTGA.   ...  more

In an exclusive Sélim Chidiac, CEO - Lazurde Group opines on the current market scenario and talks about the company’s expansion strategy. Excerpts: The last few months have been tough for the gems and jewellery sector especially Large Retail stores in the Middle Eastern region. What according to you have been the important factors instrumental for this slowdown and how has L'azurde coped with this in terms of expansion and growth?   ...  more

The President of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) led a delegation to participate in a roadshow to Hong Kong on March 3, 2017 and to Guangzhou on March 5, 2017 to strengthen relationship with the media and overseas alliances.   ...  more

Roberto Coin, one of the world's most sought-after Italian jewelry brands, has confirmed that it will exhibit at the premiere edition of CARAT+ in Antwerp, May 7 to 9, 2017. With more than 600 new models of fine jewellery created every year, the Roberto Coin brand is today distributed via more than 1,000 points of sales in some 63 countries. Favoured by celebrities, the distinctive jewellery is a frequent and prominent feature at international red carpet events for the film and music industries.   ...  more

The Government of United Republic of Tanzania conducted 2nd International Tender Auction for rough Tanzanite from 9th – 12th February 2017. The Tender was held at Tanzania Gemmological Centre – TGC in Arusha Tanzania. A total of 990,444.04 grams of rough Tanzanite was brought for sale by three Tanzanite mining companies; Tanzaniteone Mining Company Ltd, Mathias J Lyatuu Mining and Tanzanite Africa Ltd.   ...  more

Two of the jewellery industry’s leading trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in early 2017. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will take place from 28 February to 4 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo, while the 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will open from 2 to 6 March at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The two shows will welcome more than 4,380 exhibitors from over 50 countries and regions, forming the world’s   ...  more

IEG has received formal accreditation through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, at ECOSOC, the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), the new trade show company created through the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, received prestigious international recognition in New York on Thursday (January 12), when it was awarded formal accreditation through CIBJO,   ...  more

At the start of 2017, the Gübelin Gem Lab opened its new permanent US location. The world-renowned gemmological laboratory is now represented in three locations on three continents. Member of the AGTA Because of increasing demand from gem traders, the Gübelin Gem Lab decided to establish a permanent laboratory in New York. The American metropolis is one of the focal points of the international gem trade.   ...  more

Demand for blue diamonds increased substantially during 2016, while demand for yellows continued to fall. For the full year 2016, the Fancy Color Diamond Index rose by 0.4%, driven by price increases for blue and pink diamonds of 5.5% and 1.4%, respectively, and offset by a 4.0% decline in prices of yellow diamonds.   ...  more

Breakthrough research led by GIA Postdoctoral Research Fellow Evan Smith examines diamonds of exceptional size and quality to uncover clues about Earth’s geology. The researchers studied the unique properties of diamonds with similar characteristics to famous stones such as the Cullinan, Constellation and Koh-i-Noor to advance our understanding of Earth’s deep mantle, hidden beneath tectonic plates and largely inaccessible for scientific observation.   ...  more

The world’s most important amber fair has drawn to a close. It was a record breaker in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers. AMBERIF 2016 gathered more than 480 companies from 14 countries. The event was attended by 7,700 trade visitors from 55 countries, mainly Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany   ...  more

The requirement that all jewellery components be shown to have been responsibly and ethically sourced, handled and traded has become a central tenet of the luxury markets in the 21st Century, and it has led to the development of a service sector that provides the means and methods of ensuring the integrity of the supply chain. Compliance with accepted codes of practice is increasingly becoming a condition for doing business with some of the largest companies in the business.   ...  more

Alan Bronstein of Aurora Gems was elected President of NCDIA. Newly elected Board member Jose Batista of Rio Diamond Corp. was elected Vice President. Breanne Wittrock, a current member of the Board, was re-elected as Vice President. Scott West of LJ West, also a current member of the Board, was elected Secretary and Treasurer.   ...  more

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, wrapped up its 2016 congress in Yerevan, Armenia, on Friday, October 28, after five intensive days of discussions on a wide-ranging set of issues facing the gemstone and jewellery industry, and sessions of its specialized commissions covering the diamond, coloured stone, pearl, coral, precious metals and gemmological laboratory sectors, as well as ethics, marketing and education.   ...  more

Jewellery Arabia 2016, the 25th edition in the series of high profile exhibitions serving the Middle East’s luxury jewellery and watch market, was successfully held from 22 - 26 November 2016 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman   ...  more

In a stunning result, billionaire businessman Donald Trump beat Iron Lady Hillary Clinton with a comfortable margin to take the highest position in White House. In a bitter and sweet one and half year long campaign, Donald Trump asserted on employment opportunities, immigrations laws and above all an ‘America’ that every citizen of the country has dreamt of. If all of his election mandates have to come true, the United States will once again become the envy of each and every nation. This will inevitably change the demography and psychography of every American especially when it comes to their purchasing pattern and is definitely good news for the various global economies that   ...  more

Analysis of wholesale pricing data, conducted by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), reveals that fancy color diamond prices continued to climb moderately during Q3 2016, at a rate similar to Q2. For over a year, transactional data testifies to two opposite pricing trends in fancy color diamonds: consistent demand-driven price increases for pink and more notably blue diamonds, partially offset by continued price declines in lower-cost, commercial yellow diamonds.  ...  more

The fifth annual JNA Awards was a resounding success. Twenty-eight shortlisted companies were recognised and recipients of eleven award categories were announced at the InterContinental Hong Kong on 14 September. To add to the excitement that evening, internationally acclaimed tenor, Warren Mok, gave an outstanding performance to   ...  more

Vancouver-based Crossworks Manu-facturing Limited, the largest manufacturer of branded Canadian diamonds in the world, is set to become a carbon neural company, within the framework of CIBJO's Jewellery Industry Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative. CIBJO's Marketing & Education Commission set up the GHG Measurement Initiative in 2014, to help companies within the jewellery and gemstone industries understand their   ...  more

GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma program in Hyderabad, a major consumer market for gems and jewellery and home to many well-known jewellery brands. The seven week programme commences on November 03, and will be taught by experienced instructors. The course allows professionals and aspiring professionals from in and around Hyderabad easy access to world-class gemmology education.   ...  more

Positive stocktake for the Mineralien Hamburg show The fourth largest mineral exhibition in the world has seen a significant increase on the same period last year, with exhibitor registrations up by more than 30. "Some 85 per cent of the space rented out in 2015 has already been booked," said Project Manager Michael Arfmann, who is particularly delighted at the number of new exhibitors. "This is already a great result at this stage," he added.   ...  more

Grandiose opening ceremony and the fair’s makeover makes it more modern and international than any of the previous events The countdown to one of the world’s topmost gems events – the 58th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair – is smoothly underway, with its organizer, the Department of International Trade Promotion, happily content with compliments that the fair is “amazingly well prepared compared to previous ones”. The Commerce Ministry affirms the Bangkok Gems fair, which commences on September 7, is being held on a gigantic scale unseen before, exuding new transformation and showcasing six specialized zones targeting six niche groups that are deemed “hot”.   ...  more

Lorenzo had more than 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry, including hands-on expertise in production engineering and colored gemstone cutting. As a former colored gemstone trader in Brazil, he cultivated extensive relationships in the industry and in-depth knowledge about gem sourcing and jewelry design. Being born in China and growing up in Brazil, Lorenzo was an architect before building up his international jewelry empire. He had participated in various important architectural projects in Brazil, including a design project for the residence of the President, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.   ...  more

While jewellery is a luxury product and non-essential to those who purchase it, the jewellery and gemstone sectors are industries that are essential to the economic and social development of economies and communities around the world, said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, speaking recently at the 15th Rendez-Vous Gemmologiques de Paris in the   ...  more

Registration for the 2016 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress and its social programme, as well as book hotel rooms, via a dedicated congress website located at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2016/.   ...  more

Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale announced that the 14.62-carat "Oppenheimer Blue," the largest fancy vivid blue diamond ever offered at auction, set a world auction record, selling for more than $58.2 million, including commission and fees. It was only a year ago that an extraordinary blue diamond, the "Blue Moon of Josephine," was sold at auction for a record price of $48.4 million.   ...  more

'The Nepal International Gem and Jewellery Expo' was launched with much fanfare here at the Yak and Yeti Hotel recently. The Prime Minister H.E. Mr. KP Sharma Oli opened the Expo lighting a lamp and congratulated the delegates and exhibitors for their participation. In his address he also stressed the fact that Nepalese gems and Jewellery Industry is looking to expand its sector and attract buyers for the Indigenous jewellery from far and wide.   ...  more

Mr Suttipong Damrongsakul, President of the TGJTA, visited Thai exhibitors at the Thai Pavilion at Jewelry Shanghai 2016, held from May 5 to 9, 2016 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center Hall. Mr Damrongsakul took this opportunity to meet with representatives from the GAC and announced the readiness of the TGJTA to hold the Thailand Gems and Jewelry Fair 2016. Both associations have participated in trade missions, bringing operators in the gems and jewelry business to tradeshows in Thailand and China.   ...  more

The World Diamond Mark (WDM) has released its WDM Retailer Opinion Poll, in an effort to determine what services retailer jewellers need most in their stores to advance generic diamond promotion to the consumer public. The poll, among others, asks retailers to rank the type of services they wish to access in the field of promotion, education, business services and industry coordination.

In a welcome move, IIJS 2016 plans to introduce "Hall of Innovation" product gallery and a dedicated section for MSME sector in Hall no. 2 at Bombay Exhibition Centre. These new features are being introduced to encourage highest levels of craftsmanship and provide equal opportunities to manufacturers to become exporters.

Yellow fancy color diamond prices decline by 1.8%, driven mainly by 1-3 carat fancy yellow
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the first quarter of 2016 showed fancy blue diamond prices rising by 1.7%. During the same period, fancy yellow diamonds saw price declines of 1.8%, while fancy pink diamonds saw a 0.3% price increase.

In every corner of the world, diamonds have been described using the GIA-developed 4Cs (colour, cut, clarity and carat weight) of diamond quality and the International Diamond Grading System™ for several decades. Today, digital technology plays an important role for many businesses, which is why GIA recently introduced the GIA Diamond Focus Report™, a low-cost digital report for natural, D-to-Z colour, round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing between 0.15 and 0.39 carats.

WJCEF (World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation), the educational arm of CIBJO, has announced the launch of a six-lesson course on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for jewellery, diamond, coloured gemstone, pearls, coral and precious metal professionals, in association with Branded Trust Education of Australia.

Twenty Five years of showcasing Sri Lanka’s unique Gem and Jewellery product to the world, by paving a way to exports for local entrepreneurs, by building strong local and international trade linkages at every level of the industry, by building an international image for our industry and our nation and by bringing the global Gem and Jewellery stage to our doorstep, the achievements and contribution of FACETS SRI LANKA INTERNATIONAL GEM AND JEWELLERY SHOW have been

The second edition of VICENZAORO Dubai has confirmed the event’s role as a new strategic platform for global jewellery. Organised in Dubai between 14 - 17 April 2016, by DV Global Link, a joint venture between Fiera di Vicenza and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), VOD has been a strategic platform enabling key players in the jewellery trade the opportunity to enter new markets where there is a strong interest in highend jewellery

Singapore-based diamond and gold jewellery retailer Luvenus Jewellery Pte Ltd. and the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM),a non-for-profit organisation established in 2012 by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), have signed an accreditation agreement that secures the status ofLuvenus Jewellery as the island's first retail jeweller to join the WDM Authorised Diamond Dealer (ADD) programme.

Welcome to Ceylon Master Gems!
You have got in to the right place for all your precious gemstones & custom made jewelry need. Ceylon Master Gems, is a family own business in Sri lank for many decades. We have opened our Dubai Regional Office, to attain our international clients demands and Present our utmost professional support.

More than 10 leading grown diamond producers, distributors and retailers have come together to launch a global platform, the International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA). The first ever grown diamond industry association aims to represent the grown diamond industry, promote grown diamonds as a new choice in diamonds and educate about various unique qualities and applications of grown diamonds.

The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, announced the debut of its updated website: www.jewelryindustrysummit.com, where interested industry members can register and find details on the event. The Summit is taking place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City from March 11-13, 2016, with an opening reception on the evening of March 10.

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) successfully concluded The Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium (DDES) recenly. DDES, an initiative by GJEPC was organized with an objective to impart knowledge on synthetic diamonds, its detection using various technologies available. The 2 day event included display of latest equipment/machinery and service providers’ active in Diamond Detection business, along with proficient talks and panel discussions

The 57th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry cemented Thailand’s position as a jewelry hub while new proposals for 2017 aim to make the Kingdom the ruby capital of the world.
“I believe that the Thai gems and jewelry industry is on course to become a jewelry hub, not just in ASEAN but of the world within the next few years,” Mr. Suttipong Damrongsakul, President of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) told assembled international media at the 57th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) on February 26, 2016.

JCK Las Vegas is renewing its emphasis on design and reimagining what it means to exhibit at a tradeshow at each stage in a designer's career. With important feedback from a newly created Design Advisory Board, the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas (June 3-6, 2016) will undergo an extensive makeover and move to the newly renovated Bayside, Level 1 at Mandalay Bay.

Corporate Social Responsibility strategy in the gemstone and jewellery sectors came under focus at a well-attended seminar conducted during the VICENZAORO January trade show, in Vicenza, Italy, on January 24. The seminar was part of CIBJO's and Fiera di Vicenza's joint programme to promote CSR education in the jewellery sector, and also was supported by Gemfields PLC, the world's largest coloured gemstone mining company.

India has yet again unleashed a Farmer focussed Budget for the Year 2016 – 2017. Agriculture and irrigation have been the focus area’s with emphasis on Healthcare and Education. Talking about the Gold and Jewellery Business, the Finance Minister hinted at a probability of a further increase in the Import duties.This he said keeping in mind the of sharp fall in crude prices and low probability of increase over the next one year, the government may reintroduce customs duty on imported crude, petrol and diesel, which was removed in 2011.

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) with the Gems, Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand (GJPCT) and the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) is jointly organising the 57th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJF). The BGJF is the only fair that showcases gems and jewelry products from every corner of the world, the only fair that offers jewelry from many countries

Diamond technology, says Uzi Levami, the CEO of Sarine, Israel's leading diamond technology firm, has been and continues to be a major component that contributes to the success of Israel's diamond industry and trade. It is also the reason Sarine continues to support the International Diamond Week in Israel, a unique biannual diamond trading platform that is now it is third year.

The International Colored Gemstone Association is very pleased to announce the Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) taking place in Tucson on Monday, February 1st, 2016. The GILC format this year will include a "Morning Session" invitation-only guest list, mainly reaching out to laboratories and working gemologists. Media coverage will not be permitted to allow for more candid discussion.

The Silver Jubilee edition of FACETS, Sri Lanka's International Gem and Jewellery show in Colombo, ended on a positive note recently.
The 25th edition of the four-day event saw an unprecedented number of visitors, foreign delegations and international buyers attending. The show was also visited by several ministers and members of parliament, which was an optimistic harbinger of the constructive work ahead for this sector.

The Swiss-based Gübelin Gem Lab and Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, recognised as the leading laboratories for coloured stone testing, have agreed to harmonise their standards for the colour terms "pigeon blood red" and "royal blue." Their goal is to standardise the usage of these terms.

The inaugural International Emerald Symposium in Colombia took place from October 13 to 15, with a wide range of local and overseas emerald experts from government and the private sector providing input regarding the current state of the global emerald business and the challenges it faces.

DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs and the UAE Ministry of Economy’s authority for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, welcomes the selection of the UAE as the Vice-Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) in 2015.

Fascinating one-of-a-kind treasures, precious jewellery and ancient fossils – there are so many exciting finds to discover while browsing and shopping at this year's Mineralien Hamburg which will run for the 38th time at the exhibition grounds in the heart of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg.

In an exclusive interview to Rukshana Rizwie, TNJ Colors Bureau, Ms.Pornsawat Wathanakul, Director General - The Gemological Institute of Thailand opines on the color trade names given to gemstones and stresses on the importance of disclosure of Synthetic or Lab grown stones in comparison to natural gemstones by the trade.

The ‘First Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum’ saw a successful launch during the recently concluded ‘Mid-East Watch and Jewellery Show Sharjah’. Initiated by The New Jeweller Group .

The world’s most valuable guitar will make its Middle East debut at Jewellery Arabia 2015 as part of a global tour. The CORONET®Gibson guitar has an estimated value of US$ 2 million and will be unveiled on 24 November 2015 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The ultimate jewellery experience awaits discerning shoppers as Dubai International Jewellery Week - the Middle East’s most distinguished jewellery event - relaunches as a consumer-focused event this year.

Colombia is hosting an inaugrual International Emerald Symposium from October 13 to 15 in Bogotá. The conference is organized by Fedesmeraldas, the Colombian National Emerald Federation, and supported by all the country's emerald-related bodies, as well as the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Colombia is hosting an inaugrual International Emerald Symposium from October 13 to 15 in Bogotá. The conference is organized by Fedesmeraldas, the Colombian National Emerald Federation, and supported by all the country's emerald-related bodies, as well as the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has released the names of its board of directors following the organization's board's meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Congress.

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce that well-known Gems and Jewelry expert Gary Roskin has been appointed as ICA Executive Director. Mr. Roskin will start in the new position on August 4, 2015 at ICA's New York office.

With only two more months to go before the launch of FACETS Sri Lanka 2015, the annual International Gem and Jewellery show, organizers proudly announced that all booths have been sold out with many exhibitors on the waiting list.

Premium quality precious stones, exceptional designs and unique pieces will be featured at FACETS Gem and Jewellery fair when the 25th anniversary edition opens from 3rd to 6th in September this year.

Precious stones are created deep in the earth through processes and coincidences that can only be called miraculous. This is why they are very rare. And why those places on earth producing the finest stones are so famous. In its new Origins Collection, renowned Swiss jewellers the House of Gübelin takes clients on a journey to some of the world’s most legendary gem locations.

Joseph Kuzi, the Founder and Managing Director of Diamond Services Ltd., has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), and in this capacity will oversee the expansion of the organisation's coloured gemstone report and laboratory services in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The jewelry and watches industry is currently undergoing a process of structural change, mainly because of the increasing number of online offers competing with stationary trade.

For the second year in a row, senior gem and jewelry executives gathered at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Cambridge, MA to discuss challenges facing the industry during GIA’s Global Leadership Program. From June 15-18, 42 senior executives from 12 countries and 14 sectors – ranging from mining to manufacturing and retail – participated in a custom program with a curriculum based on the distinguished HBS case study method.

The 7th Cambodia Gems & Jewelry Fair (7th CGJF), will be held on July 23 to 26, 2015 at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre (Koh Pich), at the Kingdom’s capital city Phnom Penh.

The gem and jewelry industry’s much coveted and celebrated jewellery show created and presented by the industry’s apex body GJEPC will be staged from August 3 to 6, 2015 in Mumbai, India.

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has released the names of its board of directors following the organization's board's meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Congress. ICA President Benjamin Hackman was re-elected for a second two-year term, while the ICA's two Vice-Presidents are Damien Cody and Santpal Sinchawala.

Tanzania is blessed with conducive geological environment representing all the known stratigraphic formations in the world ranging from Achaean to recent.

Reputed as one of Asia’s top three fine jewellery events, the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opens its doors today at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and will run until Sunday, 28 June.

The world’s largest jewellery marketplace, formed by the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show ended recently. Under the “Two Shows, Two Venues” arrangement for a second successive year, the two shows welcomed over 76,000 buyers from 140 countries and regions,up 2 per cent over last year.

The second day of the 2015 Congress of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) recently provided the international audience with a large variety of presentations from experts on gemology, business practices and trade.

The Congress Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) have released the program of speakers for the 2015 Congress set to take place from May 17 to 19, 2015, in Sri Lanka. The program includes prominent Gems and Jewelry Industry experts and speakers and covers a wide spectrum of issues from mines to market.

PANGEMTECH - Panjikar Gem Research & Tech Institute, Pune, India had its fourth annual convocation. The Chief Guest at this occasion was Mr. Dusan Simic, of Analytical Gem & Jewellery (AG&J) laboratory, New York.USA.

Baselworld 2015, THE global trendsetting event for the watch and jewellery industry concluded recently on a positive note after eight intensive and memorable days.

Following on from the policy of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) to encourage younger members of the international colored gemstone industry to join its ranks by reducing membership fees, the organization has announced that it will be taking further steps to develop a new, younger generation of members.

Stefanie Mändlein has been appointed Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA MUNICH. The business graduate is the successor of Renate Wittgenstein who had been engaged as a Product Manager by Messe München for three years. Ms Wittgenstein will remain attached to INHORGENTA MUNICH as an external advisor.

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce a comprehensive communications approach that enables it to provide news about the colored gemstone and Jewelry industry worldwide in a variety of formats. The new communications products enable the ICA to provide news and features through several channels, both traditional and up-to-the-minute.

The Congress Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) have released the program of speakers for the 2015 Congress set to take place from May 17 to 19, 2015, in Sri Lanka. The program includes prominent Gems and Jewelry Industry experts and speakers and covers a wide spectrum of issues from mines to market.

Four trade days, more than 480 exhibitors and close to 6800 customers from 55 countries. AMBERIF 2015, the 22nd International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones, has drawn to a close.

The JNA Awards recognises and honours outstanding companies from around the world whose business practices have had a positive impact on the Asian region and the gemstone and jewellery industry.

The 2015 Congress of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) ended on Tuesday, with ICA President Banjamin Hackman praising organizers for creating an exceptional event.

The opening of the doha jewellery And Watches Exhibition 2015 was celebrated with HE Sheikh Ahmedbin Jassimbin Mohamed Al Thani, the Minister of Economy and Commerce, and special VIP guests in February.