9th edition of GJC’s National Jewellery Awards (NJA) awards 35 jewellers in 8 categories

  • GJC - 18 February 2020 1:19 PM

Malabar Gold, C. Krishniah Chetty, G.R.Thanga Maligai, Mehta Emporium, KK Jewels, Kulthiaa, Sona Chandi amongst winners of the 9th edition of GJC’s National Jewellery Awards (NJA)

GJEPC recommends reduction in import duty & other policy changes for the forthcoming budget

  • GJEPC - 22 January 2020 3:16 PM

5 million people work in the G&J industry that is worth $40 billion and contributes around 7 per cent to our nation’s GDP

GJEPC launches luxury section in partnership with Times Internet

  • GJEPC - 18 January 2020 11:46 AM

Managed and driven by the Times of India Fashion editorial team, this new vertical will feature exclusive coverage from the world of fashion and lifestyle

IIJS Signature 2020 to have special design pavilion featuring works of women entrepreneurs and upcoming designers

  • GJEPC - 16 January 2020 11:46 AM

The platform will be a great experience for our designers and entrepreneurs to network and meet buyers from India and abroad

GJEPC organises training & certification program for Kolkata Customs

  • GJEPC - 11 January 2020 1:33 PM

GJEPC arranged the faculty from Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) Surat to train the officers

IIGJ Board Jaipur welcomes Dr Nawal Agrawal as its new Chairman

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 09 January 2020 4:06 PM

The Board of Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Jaipur welcomed the new Chairman, Dr Nawal Kishore Agrawal during the Board Meeting held that took place on Jan 4, 2020. 

BVC Wins Best Customs Broker of the Year For The 4th Consecutive Year by GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 06 January 2020 11:25 AM

BVC Clearance, a BVC Logistics enterprise has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year 2019 award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019 organized by the GJEPC

GJEPC plans fresh strategy to tap new markets

  • GJEPC - 03 January 2020 11:22 AM

India’s exports of gems and jewellery are largely concentrated in the United States, UAE and Hong Kong which together account for as much as 80 per cent of the shipments
 

GJSCI announces first ever India Jewellery Excellence Symposium

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 21 November 2019 3:39 PM

IJES will bring an outstanding incitement in jewellery industry for “Make in India” and for Global Markets by bringing in best international and Indian experts 

GJEPC slashes IIJS Premiere and Signature Prices; Exports down by 7.85%

  • GJEPC - 17 October 2019 4:48 PM

For the last 6 years, G&J exports have been declining and in current FY 2019-20 (April-May) the exports has declined by 7.85%

Expansion of scope of ECIS by ECGC to banks lending to exports, is an encouraging step towards resolving the finance woes of the G&J sector: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 16 September 2019 2:40 PM

GJEPC applauds and welcomes the announcements made by Hon’ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to boost exports

Indian jewellery industry in recession, job losses likely: GJC

  • GJC - 16 September 2019 10:52 AM

In Union Budget 2019-20, gold import duty was raised to 12.50 percent to 10 percent while GST on jewellery was fixed at 3 percent as compared to 1 percent under the previous tax regime

Indian gem and jewellery exports touch $2.2 billion in July

  • GJEPC - 27 August 2019 10:32 AM

Overall exports from the gem and jewellery industry dropped around 10% year-on-year

International Institute of Gemology participates in IIJS Premier 2019

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 14 August 2019 12:43 PM

Its presence at the IIJS Premier 2019 helped raise awareness around the rapidly growing scope and opportunities of this industry among aspiring students and professionals

Craft Pavilion at IIJS 2019, taking the initiative to revive traditional artforms of Indian jewellery

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 13 August 2019 11:08 AM

GJSCI has taken onus of nurturing the dying art form of Indian Jewellery. Several skill development initiatives to increase skilled workforce in jewellery industry

IBJA tightens rules on sale of impure gold; police and tax complaints to follow

  • IBJA - 27 July 2019 1:01 PM

This decision proceeds from a spate of complaints on impure 24 carat bars being received by jewellery makers from states like Delhi, UP, MP and Maharashtra

Customs clarifies that Gems and jewellery carried for international exhibitions now exempted from IGST

  • GJEPC - 25 July 2019 12:40 PM

This comes into effect post several representations by the GJEPC to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

IBJA announces Indian Jewellers Week (IJW)

  • IBJA - 23 July 2019 10:11 AM

The 2nd Edition of IJW – ZAVERI BAZAAR, the most successful and cost effective business concept that brings further ease for Manufacturers & Wholesalers as they can display maximum product range to buyers without any trouble of logistics, security, insurance & stall construction hassles

A Resilient Industry attends Manthan 2019 Despite Mumbai’s Torrential Downpour

  • GJC - 03 July 2019 9:29 AM

As Mumbai practically came to a standstill owing to incessant rains over the last 24 hours, the gems and jewellery industry got together at the Manthan conclave today to learn from the best of the best

Mohit Bharatiya steps down as president of IBJA; Prithviraj Kothari elected as new president

  • IBJA - 24 June 2019 10:06 AM

IBJA's representation in the Ministry and RBI on gold related matters has been a path breaking work under Bharatiya's leadership  

Gems and Jewellery industry requests cut in import duty

  • GJEPC - 08 June 2019 4:24 PM

GJEPC has asked for a reduction in import duty on Cut and Polished Diamonds & Precious and Semi-Precious Gemstones from 7.5% to 2.5% and on Gold from 10% to 4%

Gems, jewellery exports slip 5.32% in 2018-19

  • GJEPC - 05 June 2019 9:52 AM

Exports stood at USD 30.96 billion in 2018-19 as opposed to 2017-18 exports of USD 32.7 billion

GJEPC to work with Government to facilitate MSME exporters & entrepreneurs

  • GJEPC - 04 June 2019 12:47 PM

The Council indicated that it would seek continued support from the Government for major constructive reforms on international trade policies, ease of doing business, domestic bank financing and manufacturing/technological impetus for the gem & jewellery exporters and entrepreneurs

GJC presents 2nd edition of Manthan

  • GJC - 15 May 2019 9:28 AM

July 2nd-3rd will see the comeback of knowledge sharing platform, Manthan which will feature an illustrious panel of speakers in Mumbai 

4th edition of India SAARC-Middle East BSM 2019 focuses to boost Jewellery exports to SAARC and ME Regions

  • GJEPC - 30 April 2019 1:00 PM

31 exhibitors from across the country showcased a range of plain and studded jewellery

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Udupi IIGJ Udupi is the 6th training institute set up by GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 25 February 2019 2:28 PM

With over 100 retail stores and engaging workforce of over 5,000 artisans and craftsmen, Udupi boasts of a rich jewellery lineage. IIGJ Udupi has been set up by GJEPC in association with National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu unveils 'Common Facility Centre' (CFC) Coimbatore

  • GJEPC - 25 February 2019 10:57 AM

With a view of aligning the goal of PM “Make in India vision” to the gems & jewellery sector, GJEPC’s initiative aims at making India a global gem & jewellery manufacturing hub by promoting local artisans and indigenous design & production.

GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019

  • GJEPC - 15 February 2019 12:51 PM

‘Enchanted Cosmos’ – design theme of GJEPC’s The Artisan Awards 2019 is a futuristic theme for the global buying season 2020 

IIJS Signature Show Report by Indian Jeweller (IJ)

  • GJEPC - 14 February 2019 8:25 AM

IIJS Signature concludes on an average note; decent visitor turnout
 

GJC host’s the 8th edition of National Jewellery Awards 2018

  • GJC - 13 February 2019 1:13 PM

The grand finale of the 8 th edition of the country’s biggest and most eagerly awaited gems and jewellery awards were bigger and grander than ever before

IIJS Signature kick starts in Mumbai with Optimism

  • GJEPC - 11 February 2019 12:33 PM

The 12th edition has over 750 exhibitors, 1400+ booths with delegates from the U.S., UK, Russia and more and expects around 12500 + visitors

Gems, jewellery exports decline 8.5 pc in Apr-Dec 2018

  • GJEPC - 08 February 2019 6:07 PM

According to data from the GJEPC, exports stood at USD 24.5 billion in the April-December period of 2017-18

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu unveils GJEPC’s Parichay Card for gem & jewellery sector workers, artisans and craftsmen in India

  • GJEPC - 31 January 2019 10:27 AM

GJEPC creates “Swasthya Kosh” a special fund to offer health insurance to Parichay card holders & their family

Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu launches Domestic Council for Gems & Jewellery sector

  • - 30 January 2019 10:32 AM

The Domestic Council will help create 3 million more jobs in
Gems & Jewellery sector

IIGJ Inaugurates Innovation & Incubation Centre

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 23 January 2019 8:39 AM

The Innovation & Incubation center is being established to foster a culture of research and entrepreneurship amongst the student community who have undergone a jewellery study program at any of the IIGJS.

Formation of local council for G&J under consideration

  • - 16 January 2019 12:26 PM

Under the guidance of Alok Chaturvedi, director general, DGFT, 14 jewellers will meet in Delhi today to discuss the formation of a local gem & jewellery body

We have to play a major role in Building our Nation: Anantha Padmanabhan

  • GJC - 11 January 2019 1:10 PM

As the new Chairman of GJC, Anantha Padmanabhan has big plans for the industry and he shares with IJ his immediate plan of action

Gems, jewellery exports decline 6.77 per cent in April-November 2018: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 07 January 2019 9:53 AM

The labour-intensive sector contributes about 14 per cent to the country's overall exports.

GJC Elects Anantha Padmanabhan as its Chairman for Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

  • GJC - 03 January 2019 2:46 PM

In a GJC-COA meeting held on 3rd January, Anantha Padmanabhan, MD, NAC Jewellers has been elected as the Chairman 

GJC to host 1st PMI of 2019 in Coimbatore

  • GJC - 02 January 2019 5:08 PM

India’s prominent jewellery manufacturers to showcase their exclusive designs to top 150 jewellery retailers

GJEPC struggling to retain industry credit limit

  • GJEPC - 06 December 2018 11:26 AM

The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Tuesday said it was struggling to retain the credit limit for the industry.

Newly elected GJSCI Chairman Shares Vision and Future Plans

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 17 October 2018 6:19 PM

The Chairman also called upon Training Institutes to join hands with GJSCI towards imparting skilling as an Assessment Agency or Training Partner as all the curriculum and qualification packs are aligned to NSQF levels based on international standards.

35th India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) - Registers a healthy 8k crore order book

  • GJEPC - 16 August 2018 9:25 AM

IIJS, Asia’s leading Gem & Jewellery trade exhibition organised by GJEPC concludes providing healthy lifeline to trade at a crucial time.

GJC extends its support to GJSCI for upcoming WorldSkills Competition to be held in Russia

  • GJC - 03 July 2018 11:05 AM

The preparation for the competition started with a registration process, where about more than 150 candidates across India registered themselves for the WorldSkills Competition. The competition is scheduled to happen in Kazan, Russia, 2019.

No prisoners in Tihar will be left jobless: Nitin Khandelwal - Chairman GJC

  • GJC - 29 June 2018 11:32 AM

All India Gems &Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) along with GJSCI to help Tihar Jail inmates to become jewellery artisans.

Domestic Council for G&J Industry to be Implemented Soon: Suresh Prabhu

  • GJEPC - 16 June 2018 1:22 PM

Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu chaired the meeting to discuss the nuances of the formation of domestic council for the G&J industry.

GJC organizes Preferred Manufacturers of India in Goa

  • GJC - 15 June 2018 11:15 AM

43 prominent Jewellery Manufacturers and 150 leading Retailers gathered at the event.

Gems and jewellery exports dip 22% in April

  • GJEPC - 22 May 2018 11:35 AM

India's gems and jewellery exports have declined 22 percent to $2.6 billion in April on account of demand slowdown in major markets including the UAE.

Gems and jewellery exports dip 8 pc in 2017-18

  • GJEPC - 30 April 2018 11:27 AM

The countrys gems and jewellery exports contracted by 8 per cent to about USD 32.72 billion in 2017-18 owing to demand slowdown in major markets, including the US.

Gems & Jewellery Exports from India reported USD 40972.36 mn in FY18 vis-a-vis USD 43,157.11 mn in FY17

  • GJEPC - 27 April 2018 10:03 AM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, announced the performance figures for the Indian Gems & Jewellery Sector for FY 20017-18. The Indian Gem and Jewellery industry has witnessed a decline of 5.06 % with total gem & jewellery exports recorded at USD 40972.36 million (Rs. 264130.64 crores ) as compared to USD 43,157.11 million ( Rs. 289207.47 crores) in the same period last year.

Gems and jewellery council sets $100-bn target by 2025

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 09 April 2018 10:33 AM

At present, the domestic gems and jewellery sector is estimated at USD 75 billion.

GJC announces ‘Manthan’, a gem and jewellery conclave with a difference

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 27 March 2018 5:13 PM

Around 600 jewellers/manufacturers from across India have so far registered for the conclave.

GJEPC signs a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd.

  • GJEPC - 26 March 2018 10:21 AM

GJEPC to organize India Pavilion at UBM’s June and September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2018.

 

LoU ban won't impact Bengal's jewellery industry: GJPEC official

  • GJEPC - 23 March 2018 10:24 AM

The RBI ban on Letter of Undertaking (LoU) as a trade finance instrument, will not have much impact on the gems and jewellery industry in West Bengal, but a hike in bank's credit margin may hurt the business, a GJEPC official said. 

GJEPC launches new Common Facility Centre in Amreli

  • GJEPC - 12 March 2018 11:54 AM

Third CFC in Gujarat is to be made operational by GJEPC after Visnagar, Palanpur

'Such vast irregularity without any detection across several financial periods are extremely surprising and unreasonable': GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 20 February 2018 3:46 PM

The GJEPC, the apex council for the gems & jewellery industry releases a statement on PNB fraud; whille expressing its faith in the Indian banking system, the statement also places onus on the banking system for having neglected an irregularity of this magnitude for such a long period. 

GJEPC signs MoU with MIDC for India’s Largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai

  • GJEPC - 20 February 2018 10:04 AM

The proposed Jewellery Park will be established in Navi Mumbai. An MoU to this effect was signed between GJEPC & MIDC at the ongoing Convergence, ‘Magnetic
Maharashtra’.

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 15 February 2018 8:51 AM

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has unanimously elected Mr. Anantha Padmanaban as its Vice Chairman. Mr. Padmanaban is currently Zonal Chairman – South and he is the Managing Director of NAC Jewellers, Chennai. 

Jewellers welcome rural focus; upset with no reduction in import duty

  • - 02 February 2018 10:24 AM

Welcoming the Budget, the gems and jewellery industry said positive focus on the rural economy and estimated growth of GDP to 7.2-7.5 per cent will boost demand. 
 

 

Union Budget Favourable for Gold but Detrimental for the Diamond & Gemstone Industry Owing to Doubling of Customs Duty to 5 Per Cent

  • GJEPC - 01 February 2018 4:45 PM

While announcements for gold seemed positive, the industry mourns the Government’s decision to increase customs duty to 5 per cent on polished diamonds as well as gemstones.

Mohit Kamboj Appointed as New President Of IBJA

  • IBJA - 24 January 2018 1:31 PM

IBJA Governing Board in its meeting held on 23rd January, 2018 has unanimously decided to appoint Mr. Mohit Kamboj as its New President.
 

Adityanath Yogi, CM, UP & Amit Shah, BJP President & Rajya sabha MP Inaugurate IIGJ Varanasi

  • IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery) - 22 January 2018 4:09 PM

The Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ), Varanasi, an educational venture of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) starts its maiden operation in the historical city of art and culture, Varanasi.

Commerce ministry for slashing gold import duty in Budget

  • GJIC (Gem & Jewellery Information Centre) - 18 January 2018 12:28 PM

The commerce ministry has pitched for reduction in import duty on gold in the forthcoming Budget with an aim to promote gold jewellery exports, a senior government official said.

Encourage Bullion Investments in Post Offices: IBJA

  • IBJA - 15 January 2018 11:30 AM

The Indian bullion dealers and jewellers have requested the government to begin gold accumulation schemes through post offices.

GJEPC announces appointment of Pramod Derewala as Chairman and Colin Shah as Vice-chairman

  • GJEPC - 12 January 2018 5:18 PM

Other elected members include, Ashok Seth Regional Chairman Northern Region, Diamond Panel members include Manish Jivani, Milan T Choksi, and Sanju Kothari

Ms. Ruchita Sharma joins GJEPC as Executive Director, Marketing & Publicity

  • GJEPC - 10 January 2018 8:32 AM

She has over 20 years of experience spread across Marketing, Operations and Communications.

The 4th edition of PMI in the Smart City promises to be Bigger & Better in terms of Business Orientation than ever before

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 03 January 2018 2:42 PM

GJF presents the bigger and better avatar of its eagerly awaited business networking event - The Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) in Pune from 8th to 10th January 2018 at the J W Marriott Hotel.

GJEPC Chairman & Vice Chairman Election Witnesses Never-seen-before Enthusiasm

  • GJEPC - 29 December 2017 5:37 PM

Traders from India as well as abroad are rooting for their favourite contenders

Gems and jewellery exports decreases by 4.8 per cent in April-Nov

  • GJEPC - 26 December 2017 9:58 AM

Gems and jewellery exports saw a 4.8 per cent dip at USD 22.43 billion during April- November this year owing to demand slowdown in major markets, including the US. 
 

 

The Election Process for GJEPC Chairman & Vice Chairman Underway; all Nominations Received & Voting Process to Begin in January

  • GJEPC - 19 December 2017 10:30 AM

Nominations for Vice Chairman & Chairman have been received and the voting process will commence in January.

GJEPC announces to set up Common Facility Center (CFC) at Thrissur, Kerala

  • GJEPC - 31 October 2017 6:13 PM

Chairman Praveenshankar Pandya, during his recent visit to Kerala to inaugurate the Kerala Jewellery show, announced to set up Common Facility Center (CFC) at Thrissur, Kerala. 

Gems & jewellery export shrinks 8.12% in April-August

  • GJEPC - 03 October 2017 9:52 AM

Gems and jewellery export decreased 8.12 per cent to USD 13.5 billion during April- August this year, data from the GJEPC showed.

E-way Bill Exempted for the Gems & Jewellery Industry

  • - 31 August 2017 9:58 AM

The industry welcomes Government’s move of exempting the e-way bill after GJF’s representation of the problem.

Gems & Jewellery Exports rise 11% during April-May

  • GJEPC - 05 July 2017 1:04 PM

Indias gems and jewellery exports rose by over 11% to USD 6.78 billion during the first two months of the current fiscal, largely driven by demand in major markets like the US.

GJF to launch Adhigam software to Assist Jewellers migrating to new GST Tax regime

  • - 23 June 2017 2:44 PM

GJF starts preparing G&J industry on GST with seminars and webinars on GST on 29th June, 2017 in Mumbai.

MP Kirit Somaiya visits GJSCI’s training facility in Mumbai at IIGJ

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 12 June 2017 1:53 PM

Kirit Somaiya, Member of Parliament, North-East Mumbai visited GJSCI’s state-of-art training centre in Mumbai at IIGJ-M.

GJSCI held “Training Partners Meet” to discuss PMKVY 2.0 and way forward

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 29 May 2017 2:22 PM

GJSCI organized a Training Partners Meet to discuss priorities of the coming year along with the updates on various schemes and benefits.

PMI showcases Variety of New Designs, Innovative Creations and Extraordinary Jewellery Collections in Gold & Diamond

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 19 May 2017 9:51 AM

An opportunity for distinguished Hand-made Jewellers, Manufacturers and leading Retailers.

Gems & jewellery trade fully ready for GST to be implemented from July 1

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 18 May 2017 9:47 AM

GJF  hopes that the Centre would levy only 1.25 per cent tax on the sector.

Gems, jewellery export to grow about US $42 billion this fiscal: GJEPC

  • GJEPC - 16 May 2017 2:29 PM

Higher demand in the Middle-East and South-East Asia could help India’s gems and jewellery export grow this fiscal to about USD 42 billion.

GJF Hosts 5th Regional Networking Meet in Kolkata

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 30 March 2017 5:07 PM

An opportunity for distinguished jewellery manufacturers and leading retailers from Eastern Region to participate & develop business relationship.

GJSCI signs a pact with Delhi Prison at GJSCI Skill Conclave

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 28 March 2017 9:37 AM

GJSCI aims to train women inmates of Tihar into jewellery making.

GJSCI signs a tri-party agreement with IIGJ and JAJ, Jaipur for its RPL Program under PMKVY scheme

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 18 March 2017 11:21 AM

According to the MOU, IIGJ – Jaipur will act as an RPL training facilitator, JAJ as Mobilization Agency and GJSCI will act as Project Implementation Agency (PIA).

GJF & industry delegates submits GST representation to the Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui & Commercial Tax Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav

  • GJC (All India Gems & Jewellery Council of India) - 27 February 2017 4:09 PM

All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation seeks GST of 1.25 per cent for the gems & jewellery sector

GJSCI announces the winners of Design Revive Contest at the 3rd edition of Jewel Talks

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 25 February 2017 10:53 AM

The winners were felicitated by GJSCI with a cash prize and Certificate of participation.

IIGJ Andheri conducts 10th Convocation Ceremony Of The Diploma In Jewellery Design &Manufacturing Technology

  • GJEPC - 15 February 2017 10:57 AM

The best IIGJ Chairman’s Trophy was awarded to Shiv Chandan, Ms. Oneza Chauhan was declared the second runner up and Ms. Kushali Patel was announced as the third runner up for their consistent performance during their course.

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, GJSCI initiates implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program in SEEPZ

  • GJSCI (Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India) - 08 February 2017 2:37 PM

The aim behind this initiative is to uplift the karigars of gems & jewellery industry in India.

GJEPC conducted seminar on “Benefits of Organised Trading” for the Gem & Jewellery sector

  • - 06 January 2017 5:05 PM

The seminar was, especially organised for the non-members of the Council who are doing business in an unorganised manner, but have played a significant role by contributing to the success of the “Make in India” initiative.

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