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GIA launches four new professional courses in India


As part of its mission to bring the most up-to-date, relevant information to the gem and jewellery trade, G1A (Gemological Institute of America) announced four new education courses during the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2012. “G1A continuously works toward offering programmes that cater to the specific business needs of retailers and manufacturers,” said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of G1A ... Read More »

FAQs on Taxes and Related Issues


DTAA rates for royalty XYZ Pvt Ltd, is a dealer in gem stones, and is exporting the goods to the overseas buyers and also to domestic buyers. It is making royalty payment to a Singapore Company in relation to use of brand name. Could you please let us know that whether the rate mentioned in DTAA i.e. 10 per cent ... Read More »

Restrained demand for gold

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Gold saw a movement of US $61 during the week ending 27th July over the hopes of clues from Central banks of US and Europe. Nymex gold grew since the beginning of the week on the hopes over FED and ECB’s further step on reviving their economy. However, Investors faced disappointment as no clear hint was given by Fed chairman ... Read More »

Do MCX-NCDEX and Comex need to be restricted?


In the last ten years Indian gold prices have risen by around 520 per cent (from Rs 5,700 to Rs 30,200). With rise in prices of gold, price volatility has also risen in a big way. Pure gold jewellery sales seems to be loosing to silver, diamonds and others. Pure gold jewellery workers has been displaced and some of the ... Read More »

From concept to reality: the fulfilling journey


The most awaited day in a women’s life is the day of her ‘ Wedding.’ And an Indian bride’s trousseau is incomplete without a few pieces from her mother’s jewellery collection. The attachment a mother holds with her daughter is reflected in the ancestral jewellery she passes on to her; similarly for a daughter it’s not just a mere jewellery ... Read More »

How to make your marketing message more effective ?


When you think about the factors that contribute to an effective marketing campaign, none is probably more important than the message you send via the copy you write. Yet so often we see jewellery store owners promoting a diamond ring with a brief description of the item (normally written in industry abbreviations such as “TAW” or”H-1 S12″ that many people ... Read More »

Journey with diamonds: from a trader to a manufacturer


Naijo. K.0, born on 1980 in Ernakulam is the third child of his parents. His father Ouseph. K.A is a retired armyman and mother Threissaimma is a house wife. Belonging to a traditional Christian Kerala family Naijo always wanted to be a business man. After receiving graduation in commerce, Naijo decided to follow his dream. Initially it was hard as ... Read More »

Architects of unique diamond studded jewellery


I t is a traditional family business started in the year 1963 by Nagjibhai D Ramani and was established as Gurukrupa Exports in the year 1997. Primarily managed by eight brothers, the company deals exclusively with diamond studded gold jewellery set in 18k and 22k, According to Jaysukh Ramani, “We are one of the most prominent names in diamond and ... Read More »

Business rivalry behind Khurana jewellers frivolous e-mails


Amritsar police have cracked a cyber crime case in which a local jeweller’s son has been booked for allegedly trying to dent the reputation of city based Khurana Jewellers by shooting frivolous e-mails to its customers. In July, Munish Khurana, a shareholder in Khurana Jewellers, had lodged a complaint with the Civil Lines police that an unidentified person was allegedly ... Read More »