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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.