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GJSCI Debuts Online Jewelry Career Learning Platform
The Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) embarked on a technological revolution with its e-learning/digital learning platform that will be unveiled during the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2015. The digital learning...
Technology Jul 13, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Rough Diamonds
India to Continue Importing Rough Diamonds for Now
India's gem and jewelry industry leaders deferred a rough diamond import ban, for now, and urged self discipline at manufacturing businesses that import and purchase rough stones. In a meeting held today between the...
Manufacturing Jul 07, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
India Arch
Trade Groups Push to End Certain Taxes on India's Services and Professionals
India's diamond trade is growing increasingly concerned about two taxes, especially as domestic and international demand for diamonds has weakened recently and margins are very tight. One is defined as a service tax on imports of machinery...
Financial-Legal Jun 15, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Industry Reaction to a Weaker Rupee Remains Subdued
With India's rupee continuing to slide against the dollar, many in the trade are surprised that a weaker currency hasn't caused widespread havoc. In the past week, $1 bought between INR 63.8 to INR 64.2, up from...
Financial-Legal Jun 11, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
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India's Special Notified Zone for Rough Imports to Begin July 1
India's gems and jewelry industry has finally received the government's approval to establish a Special Notified Zone (SNZ) at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai for rough diamond imports, re-exporting and trading. Industry...
Rough Markets May 30, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
GJF Adds Seven New Members to Committee of Administration
The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has restructured its committee of administration (COA) with seven new members who will be joining the 15 existing members. All of the members represent not...
Marketing May 26, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
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India to Highlight 'Make In India' Campaign at JCK
With India's gems and jewelry industry currently facing a slow period and summer vacations, all eyes are on the upcoming JCK Las Vegas show, which takes places between May 29 and June 1, 2015....
Marketing May 22, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
India Show
India's Fiscal-Year Gem and Jewelry Exports -1% to $40B
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) reported that India's overall gross exports of polished diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry fell 0.6 percent year on year to $39.899 billion during the fiscal...
Manufacturing Apr 24, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Responsible Jewellery Council Holds 10th Annual General Meeting in India
India hosted the 10th annual general meeting of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) during which the organization announced its first executive committee member from civil society, Estelle Levin of Estelle Levin Ltd.,...
Marketing Apr 17, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Diamond Sector to Gain From India's Foreign Trade Policy
The Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India unveiled the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) that will be in effect for the next five year term, 2015 to 2020. Diamond industry...
Manufacturing Apr 07, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Industry Leaders Share Disappointment With India's Fiscal Budget
India's Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the fiscal budget for 2015 and with a couple of exceptions, industry leaders felt it missed key growth initiatives that are tied to the "Make in India" scheme. Expressing...
Manufacturing Mar 02, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Positive Mood at GJEPC Signature Show
The eighth edition of the Signature show, hosted by India's Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), was well received by the industry. Held in Mumbai from February 20 to 23, 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre,...
Retail Feb 24, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
India Arch
Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India Begins Certification Program
Nearly 20,000 skilled artisans from Surat are preparing to take written and theoretical exams in pursuit of a new professional certificate that was developed by the Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) and the...
Research Feb 11, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
GJEPC Colored Gemstone Buyer, Seller Meet Takes Places in China
The third edition of the China Coloured Gems Buyer-Seller Meet, which is organized by India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and China Gems Center, is scheduled for January 15 and 16, 2015 at the...
Manufacturing Jan 13, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
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GJEPC Identifies Priorities for 'Make in India' Program
Since becoming the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has been working toward strengthening the "Make in India" program to instill a sense of pride in Indian-made products and, ultimately, boost the export sector. Various industries...
Manufacturing Jan 02, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
India Eases Gold Import Rules
In a move that will likely be celebrated across the gems and jewelry industry of India, the government today dissolved the 80:20 gold import scheme, thus freeing up incoming shipments of the precious metal for the...
Financial-Legal Nov 28, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
Black Money Channels Take Center Stage in India
India's new government, headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party, promised to crack down on black money channels within its first 100 days. Still, many reports have surfaced of how big businesses continue to siphon money...
Financial-Legal Nov 03, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
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Kalyan Jewellers Secures Major Funding for Expansion
One of India’s leading jewelers, Kalyan Jewellers, is set for expansion across the country with an $196 million (Rs 1,200 crore) investment from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus –- a leading private equity firm. The funding is believed...
Manufacturing Oct 20, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
Demand Grows for Electronic Data Interchange in India
To combat cumbersome tax related issues in India, including the reimbursement of service tax wherever applicable, the gems and jewelry industry has been vocal on the need for wider acceptance of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)...
Mining Oct 13, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
GJEPC Meets With State Govt. to Address Pending Issues
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, one of the most active industry associations globally, sent key council members, including its chairman, Vipul Shah, Chandrakant Sanghavi, Ajesh Mehta, the...
Financial-Legal Oct 13, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
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