Polished – wholesale and manufacturing
India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has submitted proposals to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry with one-year and three-year action plans for the expansion of the gem and jewelry trade.
The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) says media reports out of India that some diamantaires are selling polished goods at discounts of 5-20 percent due to financing issues as a result of the closure of the Antwerp Diamond Bank (ADB) are incorrect. The GJEPC said the reports were "false and baseless".
The summer 2015 edition of the biannual International Diamond Week will be held from August 30 to September 3.
Meanwhile, preparations are in full flow ahead of the winter edition of the show to be held from February 8 to 12 on the Trading Hall of the Israel Diamond Exchange, the IDE's website reported.
Renovation work to expand the import-export inspection room in the Shimshon building was celebrated with a festive event yesterday (Tuesday) at the diamond exchange with the placing of a mezuzah at the doorway.
Cwill be holding a tender of goods in Tel Aviv and Antwerp over the coming month.
The firm's Tel Aviv office will be showing the polished stones from January 20 to 26 that it will sell at tender.
It will be Kristall's 10th tender of polished stones and they will be mostly from 2 carats and up.
The diamonds will be also shown from February 2 to 6 at Kristall's Antwerp office.
Visitors to Hong Kong from Mainland China for the Golden Week vacation do not appear to have been deterred from visiting as a result of the political protests in the former British colony.
Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Shmuel Schnitzer is calling on diamond buyers worldwide to attend the September 1-4 International Diamond Week. Noting the recent, steady growth in the luxury product market, he called the event an ideal one-stop-station for purchasing polished diamonds, and which takes place just before a series of international gem and jewelry trade shows in Asia and elsewhere.
World Federation of Diamond Bourses President Ernie Blom has praised the EGL International laboratory in Israel for its “vigilance” after the lab discovered four synthetic diamonds in a parcel of 20 stones submitted by a long-time client.
Diamond Dealers Club of New York President Reuven Kaufman announced that the first day of trading at the May 5-8 Antwerp Diamond Week was “an unqualified success.”
Close to 100 Belgian and American firms from the Diamond Dealers Club and the Beurs voor Diamanthandel took part in the event on the DDC Trading Floor.
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) reports that GIA President and CEO, Susan Jacques, will be the guest of honor of the International Diamond Week to be held September 1-4.
Jacques was invited to attend the show by IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer.