Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

GJEPC invites Maharashtra CM to inaugurate 'IIJS Signature 2024' on 4th January 2024

29 december 2023

The grand premier Show 'IIJS Signature 2024' of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) ' is scheduled to start on 4th January 2024 at Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai.

Shri Eknath Shinde, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, has been cordially invited by Shri Nirav Bhansali, Convener, National Exhibitions, GJEPC and Shri Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director, GJEPC to grace the inauguration of IIJS Signature 2024 as the Chief Guest.

Shri Uday Samant, the honourable Minister for Industries, Government of Maharashtra, has confirmed his participation as the Guest of Honour for the inauguration of IIJS Signature 2024 on 5th January 2024 at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC).

The announcement was made after a productive meeting between Shri Samant and the representatives of GJEPC, namely, Shri Nirav Bhansali, Convener National Exhibition; Shri Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director; and Shri Shamal Pote, Director - National Exhibitions.

IIJS Signature 2024 is one of the most awaited events in the jewellery industry, featuring 1500+ exhibitors spread across 3000+ stalls, and an expected 25000+ visitors.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished