According to All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council's zonal Chairman Shankar Sen, there are around 500 hallmarking centres across the country at present and 70 per cent of these are located in metropolitan cities.
The Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) opened a development centre to train students in latest technology and upgrade skills of artisans who are already part of the industry.
Renowned jewellery designer Shaheen Abbas launched her accessory label 'Flower Child' with her maiden collection ‘Oro Crudo’ at decor destination, Cottons & Satins, the Worli store.
The Revenue Department today clarified that sale of old jewellery by individuals will not attract any GST as the sale is not for furthering any business.
GJSCI conducted its 4thedition of ‘Jewel Talks’, a monthly interactive platform between both industry experts and aspirants pursuing a career in the gems & jewellery industry.
The visit saw the esteemed presence of 20 Members of Parliament who appreciated GJSCI.
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The recommendations include increasing PAN card limit at Rs. 5 lakh and above, GST at 1.25 per cent, etc.
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The setting up of A&H centres is a market driven activity which depends on the commercial viability as assessed by the entrepreneurs.