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Platinum jewellery outlook showing signs of strength

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The outlook for the platinum jewellery market next year is showing signs of strength after a positive 2012, according to Dr Jonathan Butler, an expert on the precious white metal. In an article for Retail Jeweller, he explains how India and China are driving global demand for platinum jewellery, while appetite for the metal is holding up well in Europe. ... Read More »

Glittering Gathering of Jewellery Retailers, Manufacturers and Celebrities at the Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair

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The second edition of Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair (MJGF) demonstrated strong growth of 31%, from the previous edition, in terms of visitors, and higher engagement with more repeat visitors attending the knowledgesharing sessions presented by GIA, MCX and a commodityrelated presentation, eBay’s session regarding international e-Selling and panel discussions with the crème de la crème of the industry including ... Read More »

Haresh Soni elected as new GJF chairman for 2013-14

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The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has appointed Haresh Soni as the new chairman of the association. He will be taking over from Bachhrajji Bamalwa with effect from April 1,2013. Bamalwa has expressed his thanks to the board and members for their unstinted support and the cooperation, and wished Haresh Soni for a bright and successful tenure. ... Read More »

Need more step to crub gold import:FM

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While conceding that difficult decisions in the past to contain the fiscal deficit have caused some pain, finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the government needs to continue efforts to contain the twin deficits and would take further measures to control gold imports.”Some measures may cause immediate pain but this was necessary to ensure that the fiscal deficit came ... Read More »

Seventh edition of JAS? 13 to begin from July 19

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The seventh edition of Jewelle’s Association Show (JAS) is scheduled from July 19-22, 2013 at BM Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. The poster of JAS-13 was released by Hon tourism minister Beena Kak. The president of Jewellers Association & convener of JAS Nirmal Bardiya states that the gem & jewellery (GJ) trade of Jaipur has gained a new fame in the jewellery ... Read More »

Fashion Jewellery Road Show A Big Draw head of FJAS 2013

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Mumbai, Dec 17 – A grand Road Show for the forthcoming Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (FJAS) 2013, was held on 15 December 2012 at the Indian Merchants Chamber auditorium in Mumbai. Organized by the Imitation Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association (IJMA) in association with New Media, the Road Show was attended by a large number of IJMA members connected with both ... Read More »

Gujat CM Asks Diamantaires to Tap International Market

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On his first visit to the city after the polls, chief minister Narendra Modi called upon the diamond industry to tap the huge potential of international jewellery market and not be content with polishing diamonds. Inaugurating gems and jewellery exhibition Sparkle – 13 at the convention centre at Sarsana, he advised the diamond industry to constantly pursue for value addition. ... Read More »

Jewellers Epect Gold Demand to Rise 15% in Harvest Season

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Farmers are flocking to jewelry shops to buy gold, boosting rural demand that accounts for about 70 percent of the precious metal sold in India and starting 2013 on a glittering note for the bullion trade after a slump last year. Farmers are buying gold as prices have ebbed from record levels, and on prospects of a bumper harvest and ... Read More »

RBI Committee Wants Steps to Cut Gold Import

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There is a need to moderate gold import as the insatiable appetite for the yellow metal could jeopardise economic stability, a panel constituted by the RBI has said. Financial products designed to provide returns equivalent to that of the precious metal could divert investors from buying gold, it said. “There is a need to moderate the demand for gold imports, ... Read More »