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Gold Demand Lifts Mood at India Jewelry Show
Exhibitors at IIJS Signature in Mumbai expressed confidence India’s wedding tradition and enduring love of gold would help the nation’s jewelry industry overcome its current difficulties.Economic uncertainty, high gold prices, tight regulation and...
Polished Markets Feb 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Star Rays factory Surat
Star Rays Outlines Plan to Be Carbon-Neutral
Star Rays revealed its intention to be the first Indian diamond company to become carbon-neutral, arguing that greener credentials will help attract consumers to the product.The Mumbai-based manufacturer aims to reduce travel, produce less plastic...
Manufacturing Feb 16, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Polished diamonds
India’s Polished Exports Slump in 2019
India’s polished-diamond exports dropped 16% to $20.62billion in 2019, recording their steepest annual decline since 2012. The decreasereflected a slump in imports volumes and a more moderate decline in the averageprice. Rough imports fell 17% as weakness...
Polished Markets Jan 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Titan
Titan Revenue Grows During Diwali Season
Jewelry sales at Titan Company strengthened during the third fiscal quarter amid solid bridal demand, the Indian retailer said Saturday.Revenue grew 11% year on year for the three months ending December 31,...
Retail Jan 05, 2020 Rapaport News
BDB
India’s Diamond Exports Fall in November
India’s polished-diamond exports fell 25% to $1.17 billion inNovember, reflecting a decline in the volume of shipments and the average price.However, rough imports increased 32%, partly due to the timing of Diwali, whichoccurred in October, whereas last...
Polished Markets Dec 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
Rough Slowdown Weighs on Asian Star
Sales and profit slumped at Indian diamond manufacturerAsian Star in the second fiscal quarter as weak rough demand prompted it to reduceits trading activities. The Mumbai-based company supplements its core cuttingbusiness by reselling rough through its...
Manufacturing Nov 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Polished diamonds
India Polished Exports Drop
India’s polished-diamond exports fell 15% to $1.95 billion inOctober, reflecting a 22% slide in the average price of shipments. Export volumerose 8% to 2.8 million carats, according to data from the Gem & JewelleryExport Promotion Council. The...
Polished Markets Nov 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Titan
Titan Revenue Drops as Gold Price Surges
Jewelry sales declined at Indian retailer TitanCompany after a hike in gold prices dampened consumer appetite. Revenue for the category dropped 2% year onyear in the second fiscal quarter ending September 30, Titan reported in arecent...
Retail Oct 23, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF
DEF Invests in Education on Three Continents
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has grantedits largest-ever award, to be shared among nine beneficiaries across three continents.The $470,000 training and education grant,released early last week, is designed to support girls’ education,entrepreneurship and youth...
Financial-Legal Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sightholder office 150
De Beers Sales Drop in Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ sales slumped to $295 million in September as the minercontinued to allow sightholders to refuse goods in the prevailing weakrough-diamond market. The company maintained firm prices and offered increasedflexibility to encourage lower purchases, thereby reducing the...
Rough Markets Oct 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Diamond Foundry polished stone
GJEPC Mulls Separate Lab-Grown Membership
India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) isconsidering a new membership category for lab-grown-diamond traders in afurther attempt to keep better tabs on the trade. The organization requires companies to choose a productcategory — known as a “panel”...
Polished Markets Aug 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: Oversupply, Tariffs and Silver Linings
As trade members return from their summer vacations, the Rapaport editorial team outlines the industry’s prospects for the rest of the year. It’s volatile out there with all the talk of recession, rumblings...
Polished Markets Aug 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond in tweezers
India’s Polished Exports Hit Three-Year Low
India’s polished-diamond exports slid 13% in the first six monthsof the year, reaching their lowest level since a market slump in the secondhalf of 2015. The drop reflected a slowdown in the trading and manufacturingsectors, resulting...
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Lab-grown rough diamond
India Differentiates Synthetics Imports
India has introduced an import classification code solely for lab-grown rough diamonds, enabling the industry to keep better watch of syntheticsentering the country.The government has separated the Indian Trade Clarification(ITC) code for rough...
Financial-Legal Jul 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Gold
India Hikes Import Tax on Precious Metals
India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)has expressed disappointment with the nation’s latest Union Budget, adding that failure to reduce high duties on gold and diamonds will result in furtherjob losses.The council...
Financial-Legal Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Asian Star Floating Lights 150
Asian Star Full-Year Profit Rises
Profit at Asian Star, a Mumbai-based diamond manufacturer, grew 6% to INR 1.16 billion ($16.7 million) in thepast fiscal year, as lowerexpenses compensated for a decline in sales.Revenue, including at subsidiaries, dropped7% to INR 39.13 billion ($524.6 million) for the...
Manufacturing May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
BDB
India’s Polished Trade Slows Further
India’s polished-diamond exports slid 18% to $1.64 billionin April, representing the sixth consecutive month of year-on-year decline.Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price. Rough imports also fell,reflecting slow demand since the start...
Polished Markets May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
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Platinum Jewelry Sales Saw Strong 2018
Platinum-jewelry demand grew in India and the US in 2018, as younger consumers and male buyers responded strongly to marketing campaigns,Platinum Guild International (PGI) reported. US sales at PGI’s retail members grew 11% amid stronggrowth in the bridal...
Retail May 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Gateway of India
India Cracks Down on Rough Shipments
India’s diamond trade is in a fight with authorities overstricter customs enforcement for rough that could have a “disastrous” impact on theindustry.Companies have recently been suspected of giving incorrect values for imports or exports of rough diamonds, a senior...
Financial-Legal May 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
India Data
India’s Polished Exports Fall in March
India’s polished exports dropped 8% year on year to $1.86 billion inMarch, reflecting continued weakness in the diamond market. Lower volumes outweighed a rise in the average price, according to data the Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council...
Polished Markets May 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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