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‘Naturalmark’ Aims to Defeat Undisclosed Synthetics
A new project to combat undisclosed synthetics has launched in India, offering retailers low-cost screening and inscription using a model based on gold hallmarking.Naturalmark will place tamper-proof seals on parcels of loose diamonds, as well as laser-inscribing finished jewelry,...
Retail Jan 03, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamonds
India Urges ‘Self-Discipline’ from Rough Buyers
Indian industry leaders have renewed their calls for limits on rough imports during the Covid-19 crisis, noting that diamond demand remains uncertain.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four...
Rough Markets Aug 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Melee polished diamonds being graded and organised
India Extends Import Curbs as Surat Shuts Again
Indian trade bodies have recommended continued limits on rough-diamond imports in July, with a fresh weeklong shutdown of the Surat cutting sector adding to concerns about the market.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Surat
Surat Diamond-Cutting Sector Reopens
The Indian government has allowed diamond businesses in Surat to reopen with limited staff numbers following concerns the shutdown was causing an exodus of workers.Companies can now employ 50% of workers in factories and 33% in offices,...
Manufacturing May 21, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond
India Trade Delays Import Freeze to June 1
The Indian diamond trade has postponed its one-month freeze on rough imports until June 1 to give companies more time to complete outstanding shipments.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four other...
Rough Markets May 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamond
India Trade Urged to Freeze Rough Imports
India’s leading diamond-trade organizations have called on members to stop importing rough for at least a month to prevent an oversupply and ensure banks maintain their credit to the sector.Companies should consider pausing rough imports from May...
Rough Markets Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Surat
Surat Diamond Manufacturing Shuts Down
The entire polishing industry in Surat has shut until March 31 after Indian authorities introduced tight restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Activities stopped on Tuesday in line with a lockdown enforced by the Gujarat state government....
Polished Markets Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
India GST
Indian Exporters Get Reprieve from Banks
Indian banks have agreed to offer special concessions to diamond exporters to help them deal with late payments resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.Companies will have extra months to repay loans they take to fund overseas...
Financial-Legal Mar 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Surat Diamond Association
SDA Creates Online Marketplace for Smaller Diamond Firms
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) will launch an online marketplace to connect small diamantaires who are based in Surat with buyers in India and abroad. "Unlike big diamond and jewelry companies, small diamantaires do not...
Polished Markets May 28, 2013 Deena Taylor
SDA
SDA Urges Diamond Firms to Close on Thursday for Polls
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) has appealed to diamond companies to close their factories and offices on Thursday, the polling day of the assembly election in India’s western state of Gujarat.The association said the gesture would...
Manufacturing Dec 12, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
SDA Apprises Election Commission on Cash Seizure Issue
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) on Friday apprised officials of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on issues that diamantaires are facing related to the cash seizures by the commission's surveillance teams ahead of the assembly election in December in Gujarat state.In a bid to curb the circulation of ''black money'' during...
Polished Markets Oct 19, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
SDA
SDA Withdraws Thursday's Factory Closure Call
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) has withdrawn its call to close diamond factories in Surat on Thursday after the Gujarat state government gave its assurance to reassess the professional tax imposed on diamond manufacturers and...
Manufacturing Mar 21, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Surat Diamond Association
Surat Diamond Industry to Shut Factories Thursday
Surat diamantaires will shut their factories on Thursday to protest the Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) decision to collect professional tax from diamond manufactures and workers."There is some issue related to professional tax and because of that...
Manufacturing Mar 20, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Surat Airport
Surat Diamond Traders Campaign For More Flights to the City
Surat diamond trading houses and safe deposit vaults will closed for one day on Friday, July 29, in a campaign to increase air travel to the city, the Surat Diamond Association (SDA) stated.“Air connectivity is very...
Manufacturing Jul 27, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
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