International Jewellery London have announced the six winning designers selected as the 2018 IJL KickStarters. This annual mentoring programme, now in its tenth year, offers the six the exciting opportunity to not only exhibit under the KickStart umbrella at IJL 2018 but also receive invaluable marketing support from IJL and co-sponsors, The National Association of Jewellers. This initiative is recognised by the industry as one of the most successful bursary programmes for new emerging British talent.

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported recently that fancy color diamond prices showed stability in most categories in Q1 2018, with fancy blue diamond prices rising moderately. The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) indicated an overall rise of 0.1% in Q1 2018 for fancy color diamonds across all sizes and saturations. Continuing their trend from 2017, prices of blue fancy color diamonds increased by 1.0% in Q1 2018, with fancy intense and fancy vivid blues outperforming.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has confirmed the Special Consultative Status held by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, for the coming four years. The decision follows CIBJO's successful submission and the acceptance of its Quadrennial Report, covering the period 2014 through 2017. One of the six main organs of the United Nations, ECOSOC serves as the principal body in the international

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT invites designers worldwide to compete for the winning cash prize of USD 9,000 or over THB 300,000 in the 12th edition of the international jewelry design contest under the theme of 'The Pearl of Wisdom – Illumination from under the Surface'. Submissions are open until May 28, 2018. Ms. Duangkamol Jiambutr, Director of the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand or GIT reveals that the institute has been organizing this annual international jewelry design contest with this year being the 12th edition.

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has become an official participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, which was launched in 1999 by the then-UN Secretary General Kofi Anan. IEG thus becomes the main Italian trade show company adhering to the UN Global Compact, and just one of three trade show organisers worldwide to have adopted the initiative's standards.

The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an organisation set up by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry will collaborate with leading banks and release a white paper in a Banking Summit on May 11 in Mumbai. The paper will aim to address critical banking issues like Assessment of credit limit, collateral security, related party transactions, inventory Valuation , subsidiary financing guidelines, and is aimed at mitigating the

Borsheims Fine Jewelry is the latest company to share their positive social impact stories through the Diamond Empowerment Fund's Diamonds Do Good initiative. Borsheims, based in Omaha, Nebraska and owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Group, is spreading its community development efforts to Botswana, the country where its Kalahari Dream Diamonds are sourced. In two of the drought-impacted villages near where the diamonds are cut and polished, Borsheims has funded the creation of a direct, consistent and sustainable water system.

CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to welcome an array of first-time exhibitors to its second edition at Antwerp Expo from May 6-8, 2018. The businesses joining CARAT+ hail from a range of international markets, with many seeking a fresh alternative to existing global trade events. Those who have given their 'vote of confidence' in CARAT+ 2018 will travel from Hong Kong, India, Japan and Germany to name a few locations.

According to China Gold Association, the co-host organizer of China Gold Congress and Expo, Dr. Mark Mobius, Emerging markets fund manager and founder of Mobius Capital Partners is confirmed to be the Keynote speaker at the coming event. Dr. Mobius has been a key figure in developing international policy for emerging markets. As a recognized industry expert, Mobius appears frequently on financial industry television shows and networks. After more than 40 years in global emerging markets, Dr. Mobius has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of Bloomberg Markets Magazine's

GIA India offered complimentary seminars on synthetic diamonds from 23-25 April at the Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium 2018 in Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), Mumbai. GIA India experts conducted multiple seminars on 'Spotlight on Synthetics' and 'Identifying Synthetic Diamonds' – nearly 200 guests attended. Participants gained insights about the methods for producing synthetic diamonds, the identifying characteristics of natural and synthetic diamonds, and the latest synthetic diamond research from GIA

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

Rio Tinto has unveiled the largest Fancy Red diamond in the history of its Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, during a world exclusive preview in New York. The 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond, known as The Argyle Everglow™, is the dazzling centrepiece of the 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender – an annual showcase

"Here in the US, if it's pretty, it sells," says Gary Roskin, executive director of the International Colored Gemstone Association. Processes like heating gemstones to enhance their colour are so common that "no-one is really concerned," he adds, but other treatments like filling fractures with lead glass to hide the poor quality of stones are also commonplace and "need to be disclosed all the way to the consumers." According to the Gemological Institute of America which examines more than two million diamonds, coloured stones

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented the trade with two wonderful opportunities to commence the Year's buying season with the 11th edition of Signature IIJS and the 5th edition of India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME). Mr. Arunkumar Mehta (Chairman, Rosy Blue (India) Pvt. Ltd. & B. Arunkumar & Co.) inaugurated Signature IIJS 2018 in the presence of Shri Pramod Agarwal (Chairman, GJEPC),

With the exhibition entitled "Baltic Amber. Tradition & Innovation", Poland, the INHORGENTA partner country, puts Baltic Gold into the focus, presenting award-winning amber jewelry and amber art in all color shades. In 2018, the INHORGENTA FORUM will deal with the issue of digital transformation and its consequences on stationary trade.

Gem and jewelry experts from across the globe will gather to attend the World Ruby Forum 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to share their insights on world ruby activities in all dimensions from upstream to downstream. GIT director states that the organization will develop and implement strategies to establish Thailand as the global gem and jewelry trading hub by 2021.

In a special meeting on the 2017 ICA Jaipur Congress, the Jaipur Congress Steering Committee decided that the 2017 ICA Jaipur Congress will be moved from April to October. The new dates for the 2017 ICA Jaipur Congress are October 21st through October 24th, 2017.

Oman International Exhibition Centre is proud to announce the 8th Muscat International Jewellery Exhibition 2017 to take place on October 24-28, 2017 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. Muscat International Jewellery Exhibition (MIJEX) has been organized and well received among traders and buyers for seven consecutive years as the exhibition features a wide range of masterpiece jewellery from various leading brands and newcomers from many countries. Moreover, Oman is recognized as a gateway

The world’s number one fine jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair) opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). AWE houses the raw materials section of the September Fair. The fine finished jewellery section, meanwhile, will open on 15 September at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The September Fair hosts over 3,600 exhibitors from 55 countries and regions. Fair organiser UBM Asia expects about 58,000 buyers from around the world to create active traffic in the two venues.

The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) has partnered with public and private sectors to organize the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 with the aim of establishing Thailand as the world’s hub for gems and jewelry manufacturing and trading. Representatives from AEC+6 industry associations, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Tourist Police have showed their continuing support for the gems and jewelry industry at the fair which is to be held from June 15 to 18, 2017

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will introduce for sale later this year an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and from diamonds that may be synthetic or treated. The GIA mounted gem testing device combines advanced spectroscopic technology; GIA’s extensive research into the qualities of natural, treated and synthetic diamonds;

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a subsidiary of DMCC, recently announced the successful conclusion of the first of six tenders scheduled for 2017. The tender was held at the Almas Tower and was facilitated by the Dubai Diamond Exchange in a secure, transparent and regulated environment, which resulted in 50,000 carats worth of rough diamonds being sold.

With its pure-white petals and sunny centre, the "common daisy" is anything but ordinary. Even the origin of the Flower's name-dase eage in old English, or "day's eye" - is a lovely nod to the daisy's early-morning bloom, and the awakening of a new day.

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has met in Kong Kong with Semi Koroilavesau, the Minister of Fisheries of the Republic of Fiji, and during the meeting pledged the World Jewellery Confederation's support for the South Pacific nation's effort to develop its pearl industry as a standard bearer for environmental and social responsibility.

The Gems, Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand (GJPCT) and the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) announce their success in persuading the Thai government to approve tax measures that will drive forward the country’s gems and jewelry industry towards its goal of becoming Asia’s gems and jewelry hub.

The category that drew the most attention at the JNA Awards 2016 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was the Industry Innovation/Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award, where four companies, all from Shenzhen, took home the coveted gold trophy.

The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, announced an agenda, plus speakers and sponsors for its second two-day meeting, Jan 29-30 at the Tucson Convention Center.

Trust is not something you are just given; it is earned. For more than 40 years Pranda has earned the trust of our business partners by crafting millions of pieces of fine jewelry that consistently exceed their expectations. At the heart of this trust are the pillars upon which the Pranda name is built; unsurpassed quality and uncompromising reliability.

“The only fair that showcases gems and jewelry products from every corner of the world. The only fair that offers jewelry from many countries, gathering together world-renowned designers and leading international brands in one place.

A revolutionary new hotel concept, Centro Sharjah is the ultimate solution for smart travellers on an affordable budget, who don’t want to compromise on style or quality. Perched in close proximity to the Sharjah International airport and the SAIF zone business hub the hotel is the perfect haven for the next generation traveller offering style, sophistication and value.

Rhyton company is now planning to expand its business relations between far east and middle east countries to provide a new taste of gold and jewelry to the market.

Shadras handmade Jewellery group is founded by three sisters, all of whom have entirely different professions (Shiva who is a painter, Mahsa an architect and Mellisa who is a graphic designer).

Trust is not something you are just given; it is earned. For more than 40 years Pranda has earned the trust of our business partners by crafting millions of pieces of fine jewelry that consistently exceed their expectations.

The Brazilian Gems & Jewellery Trade Association (IBGM) reported that the country exported $24.8 million worth of polished stones in January, with exports of rubies, sapphires and emeralds accounting for $6.3 million.

Jewelry retailing giant, Chow Tai Fook, the largest such publicly traded firm in Hong Kong, is a Top Influential Brand in the premium jewelry category in Brand Alliance's 2015 Asia's Top Influential Brands awards.

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.

A 2.4 inch opal named the Virgin Rainbow will be the centerpiece of a museum exhibit opening next month in the South Australian Museumin Adelaide in September. The Virgin Rainbow was discovered in 2003 by opal miner John Dunstan and his partner Steve Zagar near Coober Pedy.

HKJJA Exhibition Services Limited brought down the curtain on the second edition of METS – Machinery, Equipment, Technology and Supplies for Jewellery & Watch Industry on 27 June 2015 at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), Hong Kong.

The Palace Museum in is to launch Beijing a jewelry series that imitates the fashion styles of historical empresses, in a move aimed at promoting traditional Chinese culture through creative products.

Athens was host to a new Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery (MGJ) conference, which featured an international line-up of speakers active in synthetic diamond production and treatments. The conference was organized by the local Independent Gemological Lab (IGL) and CGLGRS Swiss-Canadian Gemlab.

The first Hong Kong and the second Asian jewelry brand to be housed in the Prestigious Hall 1 since MIKIMOTO in 1996, Chow Tai Fook commits as Diamond Partner to sponsor high quality diamonds to create the CORONET ® diamond guitar.

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.

colombia is to hold the first gathering of the world emerald industry, and is inviting all emerald producing countries to take part in the event in Bogota from October 13 to 15. The conference will be followed by a visit to the famous Muzo emerald mine. The countries invited to attend the conference include Zambia, Brazil, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Madagascar. In addition, all relevant players are being invited, including governments, the private sector, civil society and all sectors of the emerald mining and manufacturing industry.

FACETS Sri Lanka International Gem & Jewellery Trade Show held in September every year, is the pinnacle event in the industry calendar. This event is the flagship activity of the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association.

Sri Lanka is in the world map Sonce again and this time not because of its cricketing greatness or being blessed with nature’s bounty in terms of flora and fauna, but the scenic and picturesque country is to play host to the 16 th International Color Gemstone Association [ICA] Congress to be held between the 16th and 19th May 2015.

The Gemmological Association of GreatBritain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with the support of the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT).

Gem - quality corundum, generally known as ruby and sapphire, is the second hardest gemstone following diamond. It is widely accepted in the gemstone market that gemquality corundum is one of the most valuable precious stones that is available in a wide variety of color.

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.

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has been named an Honorary Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of gemmology.

The 10th edition of the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai concluded with more than 7,000 visitors from 32 countries and regions passing through its doors over the fair’s four-day run.

AMBERIF 2015 is scheduled to open again this year at The AMBEREXPO Exhibition and Convention Centre of the MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co, Gdansk, Poland. After a successful 2014 show, this year will witness the global gems and jewellery community descend in the Polish city.