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Banks’ Strike Today in India


Mumbai: An umbrella body of nine bank unions has called a day-long strike on Tuesday to protest the government’s “anti-people banking reforms” and to press for compensation to employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation and booking loan defaulters. The United Forum of

Marie-Chantal Kaninda is New ED of WDC

Marie-Chantal Kaninda

New York: The World Diamond Council’s (WDC) Board of Directors has named Marie-Chantal Kaninda as Executive Director effective March 1, 2017. Kaninda replaces Patricia Syvrud, who steps down on February 28. Kaninda brings to the organization over 20 years of industry marketing and stakeholder engagement

Platinum Jewellery Sparkles at Academy Awards


Los Angeles: The world’s most elegant and notable celebrities sparkled in platinum jewellery at the “89th Annual Academy Awards” and related parties this evening. Large diamond stud earrings, cuff bracelets, and cocktail rings were the top platinum jewellery trends on the red carpet. Platinum Guild

Judges for Xifu Jewellery Design Comp Announced

Xifu Design Competition

Hong Kong: The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 has announced its prestigious panel of judges, which includes five diverse experts from the industries of design, jewellery, and arts from all over the world. The judges have been chosen for their extensive knowledge

Botswana Diamonds Gets £525,000 for Operations


Gaborone: Botswana Diamonds has raised £525,000 before expenses ($650,000) from the placing of 35 million new ordinary shares with new and existing investors. The net proceeds will be used to fund ongoing kimberlite drilling at the Frischgewaagt property in South Africa, drilling in Botswana, exploration

Anglo American Not Selling Assets Any More


London: What a difference a year has made for Anglo American, the world’s number five diversified miner, which joined BHP Billiton Tuesday in lifting the mining industry spirits by postings results that clearly signal the long-awaited recovery is already here. Only a year ago the

Brazil Heading for Large Diamond Production


Nordestina: There’s a new, silent diamond rush going on in Brazil. In late 2016, a new mine was discovered in the city of Nordestina, in the state of Bahia. It could increase Brazil’s diamond production by up to ten times and place the country among

GJF Seeks 1.25% GST for Gems & Jewellery Sector


Patna: The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) East Zonal Chairman Mr. Sankar Sen, Immediate Past Chairman G V Sreedhar, Director – Manoj Jha, Zonal Committee Member Srimal Dholakia and office bearers of Patliputra Sarafa Association Binod Kumar and Bharat Mehta met Honourable

Israel Denies Work Permit to Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Tel Aviv: Human Rights Watch reported that Israeli authorities denied its application for a work permit submitted by the organization’s Israel and Palestine director on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, reports Rough&Polished. In his reply to the application, Moshe

GJSCI Declares Winners of Design Revive Contest

GJSCI logo

Mumbai: Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) announced winners of Design Revive Contest 2017 during the 3rd edition of Jewel Talks, an interactive knowledge forum, in Mumbai’s on 23rd February 2017. Ms. Mahima from Institute NIFT, Mumbai won the first prize, Ms. Vipula