Category Archives: Global News

Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on GST rate announcement:

With respect to 0.25% GST on rough diamonds, Council feels that taxing diamonds is a retrograde step and not in sync with equivalence policy. Diamonds are key raw materials for gem and jewellery exports business. Rough diamonds have been kept out of the purview of taxes even in various Asian countries which are globally competitive.

Indo-Russian Ties in the Diamond Sector Take a Giant Leap

Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, INDIA  Signs MoC with Russian Diamond Giant ALROSA at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in the Presence of Indian Prime Minister and Russian President In a historical development marking an important milestone in the relations between the Indian and Russian diamond industries, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion

Gemmological Institute of India (GII) in JCK Las Vegas Show-2017

 Gemmological Institute of India (GII) is Participating in JCK Las Vegas Show-2017 at Diamond Plaza- Booth no. B53073 (between 4 & 8 June 2017) Gemmological Institute of India (GII) Mumbai and Arotek Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd. developed an Instrument called Q-CHK++ for detecting synthetic diamonds in star and melee sizes and in studded Jewellery. Q-CHK ++

2nd India SAARC – Middle East Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) 2017 at Delhi

38 Indian Manufacturers to exhibit their products to 70 international buyers from SAARC and Middle East region    Shri Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Shri Anil Sankhwal, Regional Chairman, Northern Region, (GJEPC) at the inauguration of 2nd SAARC – Middle East buyers and sellers meet organized by

Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance announces affinity partnership with Gemological Science International

Debbie Azar, Co-Founder- GSI Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance and Gemological Science International (GSI) announced an affinity partnership today.  Lavalier is now offering a 10% premium discount when consumers submit a grading report from GSI for jewelry they insure at  Berkley Asset Protection has an A.M. Best rating of A+ and a Financial Size XV

10,000 daughters awarded with Badshah Sukanya Bond worth Rs 200 Crores.

The Philanthropist Mr. Lavjibhai Daliya reverentially known as BADSHAH awarded ” Badshah Sukanya Bond” worth 200 crores  to 10,000 Patidar girl – child of Gujarat born in year 2015 and 2016. Gender based discrimination against female children is the serious issue of today’s  society. To overcome it; “Beti Bachao Campaign”  was started by PATIDAR COMMUNITY


Iconic Retailer Helzberg Diamonds, Former First Lady of South Africa Her Excellency GracaMachel Mandela and Actor David OyelowoAll to Receive Awards The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) announced a powerful program for its “Diamonds Do Good” Awards gala set for June 4 at the Four Seasons Ballroom in Las Vegas. Iconic retailer Helzberg Diamonds will receive