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Saturday, August 9, 2014

#DailyJewel - Spotlight on Engel & Co.

With over 30 years under the name "engel necklace" Engel & Co celebrates a variety of gems. Known for their glorious necklaces with their ingenious Clasp allows you to change the Clasp to a variety of colors, shapes and material combinations.

Styles from classic to colorful, elegant or playful, short, medium or long, can be individually combined with the clasp of precious stones or coral. A quarter turn and you have changed a casual look into an elegant dinner outfit. Connect colors and materials with ease and joy.




Engel & Co.
http://www.engelnecklace.com


The clasp mechanism is easier to see in this stunning Rutilated Quartz

Four key diamond and jewelry industry leaders join Board of Directors of Panama Diamond Exchange

Four key diamond and jewelry industry leaders
join Board of Directors of Panama Diamond Exchange 
Four new PDE directors (clockwise, from top left): Roberto Coin, Maxim Shkadov, Reuven Kaufman, Shmuel Schnitzer.
PANAMA: August 5, 2014 - The Panama Diamond has announced that four key leaders of the international diamond and jewelry industries have joined the Board of Directors of the Panama Diamond Exchange. They are Roberto Coin, the world renowned Italian jewelry designer and manufacturer; Maxim Shkadov, President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association; Shmuel Schnitzer, President of the Israel Diamond Exchange; and Reuven Kaufman, President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York.

"We are delighted to welcome a group of individuals with such stature, experience and business acumen to the PDE Board of Directors, and are confident that they will make an important contribution to the position of Panama as the principle jewelry trading hub in all of Latin America," said Eli Izhakoff, Founding Chairman of the Panama Diamond Exchange. "Not only do they bring a wealth of knowledge about the international diamond and jewelry markets, but the very fact that they are involved in PDE's mission sends a message throughout the world."

The four new directors join other principal industry leaders serving on the PDE board, including Ernest Blom, President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses; Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation;  and Avi Paz, Past President of the World Diamond Council and Hon. Life President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the Israel Diamond Exchange. Four additional directors will be announced shortly, thus completing the composition of the board.

Roberto Coin was born in Venice, and began his professional career in the hotel industry, where by the age of 24 was already partner and manager of the Duke Of Richmond Hotel in Guernsey, Great Britain. At age 32 he returned to Italy, turning his focus to jewelry design. In 1996 he launched the jewelry brand that bears his name, which is distributed via more than 1,000 points of sales in 63 countries. He is today President and CEO of a string of companies, including Roberto Coin Spa in Italy, the Fifth Season Manufacturing company in Italy, CKC manufacturing company in Bangkok, Coin Inc. in New York, Roberto Coin Diamond Centre in Dubai and Roberto Coin Hong Kong. Long involved in the public life of the industry, in addition to being a Director of the Panama Diamond Exchange, he is a member of Board of Director of Dubai Diamond Exchange and the World Diamond Council. He also is a winner of an International Palladio Award as the best brand for corporate social responsibility, and is a Grande Ufficiale, or Lord of the Italian Republic, in recognition of his contribution to the state.

Maxim Shkadov has served as President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association since 2012. In 2005, he was elected President of the Russian Diamond Manufacturers Association, and from 2007 to date has served as Chairman of the Association. He also serves as the president of the Smolensk Diamonds Association, the organization consolidating the companies of Russia's Smolensk region involved in the diamond industry. Dr. Shkadov began working in the diamond industry at Kristalldiam diamond cutting and polishing company, first as an apprentice cutter, then cutter, diamond grader, and processing engineer. In 1994, he was appointed Director General of Smolensk-Tachè cutting and polishing joint venture company. From 1999 to 2004, he served as the Director for foreign economic relations of Smolensk Kristall, the largest Russian polished diamonds manufacturer, supervising the company's sales and marketing. In December 2004, the company board appointed him as Director General and chief executive of Kristall Production Corporation.

Shmuel Schnitzer is the President of the Israel Diamond Exchange and Honorary Life President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. He earlier served as president of IDE for six years, from 1998 to 2004, and was again elected president in 2013.  He served as president of WFDB from 2002 to 2006. He is a member of the presidium of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association and a member of the board of the World Diamond Council (WDC). Mr. Schnitzer has been Honorary President of the Israel Precious Stones Exchange since 2005, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange since its founding. Mr. Schnitzer is an attorney and is chairman and CEO of S. Schnitzer Diamonds Ltd., one of Israel's leading diamond manufacturers and exporters.

Reuven Kaufman serves as President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York, the largest organization of diamond dealers in America. He also serves on the Executive Board of World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the Board of CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation.
Throughout his years in the industry, he has been involved in helping to strengthen the diamond industry in New York and around the world. He has also served as Chairman of the International Delegation Committee of NYC, Director of the Diamond Industry Steering Committee of America, and Chairman of the Board of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York. Over the past 37 years, Mr. Kaufman has developed of one of the leading diamond companies in New York City. He oversees his entire operation, including offices in New York, India and the Far East, and manufacturing facilities in the United States and India.

The $200 million Panama Gem & Jewelry Center is the largest and most ambitious development project ever undertaken on behalf of the jewelry and gemstone trades in Latin America. Serving as a trading hub for both regional and international companies, the center will serve a market that today is worth $8 billion, and comprises 11,500 retail jewelry outlets located in 20 countries and 23 islands.

The entire complex will be located in the Vaguil Free Zone, which was established by an act of the Panamanian parliament for the benefit of the international gem and jewelry trade, and exempts transactions conducted within its area from payments of customs duties and taxes, and corporations registered in the Free Zone from paying company tax.     

The Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE) is the first and only diamond bourse in the entire region of Latin America, including South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. It will anchor the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, which is now under construction and is designed to serve as the primary Latin American trading center and international gateway to and from one of the world jewelry industry's most exciting growth markets.  
For more information, visit the Panama Diamond Exchange website at  www.pde.com.pa

Friday, August 8, 2014

#DailyJewel - Spotlight on Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths

I thought that to celebrate the NEW store from Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths we would spotlight their fabulous Jewels - hand fabricated on-site! 

I am in LOVE with their Peach and Apricot Gold Alloys - such a soft rich color!!!!  ...and SERIOUSLY?  that Opal Chain and that Lavender Sapphire!!!!!

Stop by to visit - check out the store  - and their new collections. 

At: 30 Gansevoort Street (at Hudson Street) NYC

...and follow them online at:


Isabella and Pia Necklaces in 20k Peach Gold and 22k Apricot Gold.
Braid Rings in 20k Peach Gold with Yellow and Lavender Sapphires

#Announcing - Reinstein|Ross Goldsmiths NEW Store & Added Workshop Space

#Announcing - Reinstein|Ross Goldsmiths 
NEW Store & Added Workshop Space





The new downtown Reinstein|Ross Goldsmiths store is open! 




At 30 Gansevoort Street (at Hudson Street), the new location is near the Highline, just steps away from the West Village, and down the street from the new Whitney Museum in the fashionable Meatpacking District.




The new store features a showroom, an in-store workshop and the new R|R Gallery. The store and workshop are open now, and the gallery will open its inaugural show early in September. 

Mina Earrings in the Workshop - Purple and Pink Sapphires and 20k Peach Gold
The in-store workshop not only expands their fabrication capacity, but puts an added focus on hand-fabricated, high-karat gold jewelry, right in the middle of the shopping experience. It is interesting to see it all take place. 


Working on an 18k White Gold Wedding Band in the Workshop
And... Andrew Schloss, Director of Brand/Partner commented "...we are proud to be working at this master level, in New York City.... in Manhattan!"


R|R Rings - Renaissance Rings in 20k Peach Gold with Cabochon Rubies and 18k White Gold
with Multi-Colored Sapphires.  Persian Screen Ring in 20k Peach Gold with Cushion-Cut Cognac Diamond

The new R|R Gallery connected to the store will feature progressive work in studio art jewelry, as well as fine arts related to jewelry, precious stones and precious metals. 

"Our mission is to bring international exposure to emerging and established artists, though promotion, education, and exhibition. The R|R Gallery will present regular group, or solo, exhibitions, and is interested in collaborations with other galleries, museums and educational institutions,"  Schloss further stated, "It's an exciting time for us, and for this area of the city."


Reinstein| Ross Bangles - Mosaic Bangles with Multi-Colored in 20k Peach Gold 
and 18k White Gold, and Round Bangle with Diamonds in 18k White Gold
Photography Credit: Chris Stein

Stop by to visit - check out the store  - and their new collections. 

...and follow them online at:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

#DailyJewel - Spotlight on Meriko London

Meriko London’s handcrafted jewellery is committed to preserving traditional craftsmanship deeply rooted in Armenian history, all the while creating beautifully unique and truly exclusive jewellery.

Our choice from the amazing Meriko London Collection is all about Ametrine!







Top:  Briolette pear-shaped ametrine earrings with facets are classically beautiful on their own due to their unique hand cut design and gorgeous colour, making chic yet eye catching feminine piece. Available in 14k solid gold, for pierced ears. 
2 ametrines carat total weight 20.22

Bottom:  Briolette pear-shaped ametrine and diamond earrings with facets are classically beautiful on their own due to their unique hand cut design and gorgeous colour, making chic yet eye catching feminine piece. Available in 18k solid gold, for pierced ears. 
2 ametrines carat total weight 76.24; 38 round-brilliant cut diamonds carat total weight 1.28.

Meriko London  http://merikolondon.com/

HOWARD RUBIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WINNERS ANNOUNCED


NAJA ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 

for the HOWARD RUBIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces the winners of the 2014 Howard Rubin Educational Foundation (HREF) Scholarship to attend the World of Gems Conference IV scheduled on September 20-21, 2014, Rosemont, IL. 

Ms. Heidi Harders, GG, Chicago, IL and Kathleen Marino, GG, Rochester, MN are the 2014 winners of the first annual scholarship.

Ms. Harders is accomplished appraiser and member of NAJA since 1996 and shares her thought that "the World of Gems Conference goes above and beyond."

Ms. Marino is a novice appraiser and joined NAJA in 2013 and feels that "continual education is integral to growing as a gemologist and an appraiser."

The HREF Scholarship is awarded to only NAJA members - one new appraiser and one experienced appraiser - for continuing education, other than NAJA conferences, relating to gem and jewelry personal property appraising. 

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the largest membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues. It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals. 

For further information on becoming a member of NAJA, attending NAJA’s 2014 Conference please contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, Executive Director, The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, P. O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY 11374, 718.896.1536 fax 718.997.9057, naja.appraisers@netzero.net, www.NAJAappraisers.com.

Diamond Week In Israel Boasts Over 200 Registered Buyers

More than 200 buyers registered for Diamond Week in Israel,
350 international diamond traders to exhibit on bourse floor

Ramat Gan, Israel - August 4, 2014: More than 200 foreign buyers are registered already for participation in the International Diamond Week (IDW) that will be held September 1-4 at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE). They will come face-to-face with more than 350 diamond firms which will exhibit their diamond stocks in the IDE's trading hall. Since the IDW is a joint effort of the world's three leading diamond exchanges, there will also be more than 120 American and Belgium firms arriving, especially for the week.  Also, during the event, the exchange will host Susan Jacques, President and CEO of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as well as Matteo Marzotto and Corrado Facco, president and general manager, respectively, of the Fiera Di Vicenza, Italy


"Registration for the International Diamond Week continues to grow," said IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer. "We currently have more than 300 buyers registered and registration numbers continue to increase." The IDE president noted that during the IDE's two week summer holiday period - August 11-25 - the IDW organizing committee's core team members will continue to cater to the buyers' registration and hotel room booking requests. "All applicants will receive our usual 'VIP service'," Schnitzer stated.

On September 2, the exchange will honor GIA President, Susan Jacques in recognition of her exemplary service to the diamond, gem and jewelry industry and trade. Other guests of honor include Matteo Marzotto and Corrado Facco, president and general manager, respectively, of the Fiera Di Vicenza, Italy. The visit of the Fiera officials will serve to advance the cooperation between the prestigious Italian gem and jewelry trade show organizer and the IDE.


As in previous editions of the International Diamond Week, qualified and confirmed buyers will be offered up to four free hotel nights in the designated venue hotels. "We have booked rooms at several hotels close to the Ramat Gan diamond exchange complex," said Moti Besser, the IDE's general manager. "They will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and therefore, we urge interested buyers to register quickly and not to wait."

The September show will also feature an exclusive polished diamond auction by the Rapaport Group. Meanwhile, negotiations are also taking place with other partners for the organization of additional, value-adding events during the week.

The registration page for the International Diamond Week in Israel can be found HERE. 

Estenza Geometric Shapes in Diamonds and Colored Stone Jewelry


      Estenza’s Fashion-Forward Geometric Diamond and Colored        Stone Jewelry Debuts to the U.S. Market
The recently created firm has 45 years of manufacturing savvy and connections abroad to help fuel momentum for its design-focused future. 
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2014: Fashion-forward gold, diamond and colored gemstone jewelry from Estenza is now available to the U.S. market! The Estenza collection features modern classic styles and easy-to-appreciate geometric forms, including the frequently occurring navette seen in stone shapes, silhouettes with negative space and subtle effects in metal work. Estenza’s jewelry is made in 14k and 18k gold with bold cuts of gems like blue topaz and purple amethyst, with most offset by healthy accents of colorless diamond pavĂ©. Estenza’s bridal jewelry includes American favorites like halo settings, split shanks, modified three-stone looks and more. All engagement rings have complimentary bands, as well as unique stackables to add onto existing sets or create entirely new statements. A Smart Luxe bridal line made in 14k gold offers entry price points starting at $1,050. Suggested retail prices for 14k gold fashion looks start at $2,500, while 18k gold bridal pieces start at $3,000.
The recently created fine jewelry firm brings 45 years of custom design and manufacturing experience in India to the U.S. thanks to the Kedia family. Founder, jeweler and designer Vijay Kedia lends his seasoned vision to the fresh perspective of the next generation—his son and daughter-in-law Vinay and Priyanka Kedia, respectively. Vinay heads up business development while Priyanka aids on the design side.
Priyanka designs pieces for wear everyday that still offer the look and feel of high jewelry. “I just don’t want to keep waiting for an occasion to wear my jewelry,” she explains. “I want to be able to wear it every day. Now other women can, too, with Estenza’s meticulously crafted jewelry made through the art of wax casting, with hand-set diamonds and gemstones that give each piece the quality and detail of one-of-a-kind high jewel.” 
Retailers love the collection for its standout styling and color stories, quality of manufacture, quick turns, variety of inventory and the Kedia’s eagerness to work closely with stores to provide merchandise that moves. Fashion editors, meanwhile, will appreciate the line’s on-trend colors and oversize gemstone proportions ideal for big statements in photo shoots and on product pages. 
As part of Estenza’s re-branding process for the U.S. market, the company unveiled Estenza.com, a beautifully executed website with magazine-quality professional model photography and still life product shots. The site is easy to navigate, has drop-down menus for styles, collections, gift suggestions and categories like stacking rings. Links to Estenza’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ accounts are also accessible, as is a blog. 
Estenza has 70 U.S. accounts to date, and the firm’s fine jewelry is available for wholesale purchase only to the trade. High-resolution digital model and product shot photography is available upon request, as are samples for editorial photography. 
Log onto www.estenza.com to see the full range of jewelry offerings. 
About Estenza: Estenza emerged quietly on the American jewelry scene in 2013, embarking on a re-branding journey from its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco. The family-run firm has 45 years of fine jewelry manufacturing and custom-made jewelry experience in India thanks to co-founder jeweler and designer Vijay Kedia, while his son and daughter-in-law Vinay and Priyanka Kedia head up sales and marketing and assist with design. Estenza has a wide and deep bridal jewelry inventory, and a growing and popular fine fashion line in karat gold. All the jewelry is made in India, Hong Kong and Thailand. Estenza sells only to the trade, and is a member of Jewelers of America.

WJA Celebrates Honorees & Announces 2014 Awards for Excellence

WJA Celebrates Honorees and


 Announces 2014 Awards for Excellence

The annual gala also raises important funds for scholarships and grants 


The Women's Jewelry Association bestowed Hall of Fame honors and Awards for Excellence in 10 categories at the association's 2014 Awards for Excellence gala, held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pier 60 on the Chelsea Piers in New York City. The annual event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the association's scholarship and grant programs. Guests were given the chance to bid on a spectacular array of donated gifts to Broadway shows, restaurants, hotels, museums, beauty salons, and spas. There were also cigar and golf packages upon which to bid, as well as jewelry, watch, gift, and clothing prizes from well-known brands.

Among the headlined honorees: Ruth Batson, executive director and CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories, received the Lifetime Achievement Award; David J. Bonaparte, president & CEO of Jewelers of America, received the Ben Kaiser Lifetime Achievement Award; and Richline Group was given the Corporate Award.

Click to see photos from the memorable evening on WJA's Facebook page.

The association also named Awards for Excellence winners for 2014 in 10 categories. For the first time, the nominees for these awards didn't know if they'd won until the Gala event, adding excitement to the evening. Winners included:
  • Design - Heather B. Moore of Heather Moore Jewelry
  • Manufacturer/Dealer/Supplier - Chana Regev of Carelle
  • Retail 15+ Doors - Kim Adams of Reeds
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  • Retail Non-Traditional - Jennifer (Peck) Arthur of Amazon
  • Sales - Amy Jackson of Fragments
  • Marketing & Communications- Fran Pennella of Benali Consulting
  • Editorial Media - Michelle Graff of National Jeweler
  • Special Services - Desiree Hanson of JCK
  • Watches - Rosanna Sarcona-Doherty of Cartier
Posing here with WJA President Andrea Hansen ofLuxeintelligence, are:  (l.to.r.): Desiree Hanson, JCK Events (Special Services); Chana Regev Carelle (Manufacturer/Dealer/Supplier); Fran Pennella, Benali Consulting (Marketing & Communications); Amy Jackson, Fragments Jewelry(Sales); Michelle Graff, National Jeweler (Editorial Media); Heather Moore, Heather Moore Jewelry(Design); Hansen; Rosanna Sarcona-Doherty, Cartier(Watches); Jennifer (Peck) Arthur, Amazon(Non-Traditional Retail); and Kim Adams, @Reeds Jewelers (Retail - 15 doors or more). Missing from photo: Cathy Calhoun, Calhoun Jewelers (Retail - Fewer than 15 doors)


"WJA congratulates our distinguished 2014 honorees, and celebrates the winners of our Awards for Excellence," says Andrea Hansen, president of the Women's Jewelry Association. 
"We also extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the attendees and sponsors who supported our signature event by their attendance and donations to the gala, silent auction, and raffle. Because of you, many more women will receive WJA grants and scholarships to enter or further their careers in the jewelry industry." 
 
The WJA Awards for Excellence Transformation Sponsor was Sterling Jewelers, and Richline Group was the event's Premier sponsor. Rio Tinto served as the evening's "Paparazzi" Sponsor, hosting a photo booth where attendees could pose for photos with friends and colleagues. The World Gold Council's Love Gold initiative sponsored the Gala's After Party, with music and dancing. Sponsors of Distinction included JA New York Show, Couture, Jewelers of America, and Forevermark. Sponsors of Honor included Hearts on Fire, Eurostar Diamond Traders, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.
 
The WJA Awards for Excellence gala has been a part of the industry's social calendar since 1984. In 2014, WJA once again awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving recipients.

via the WJA website and Facebook page

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#JWLV - India Launches New Business Development and Marketing Campaign to the Americas #JCKLV

JCK  Las Vegas is gorgeous gems and jewelry - but it is so much more.  Networking is at it's peak and the opportunity to develop a working relationship with Jewelers, Designers and Manufacturers from other countries is one you should take advantage of....India's 
Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has a hand 
in several aspects of show, from the India Pavilion to putting together innovative Business Development Conferences.

      GJEPC – India Launches New Business Development and Marketing                                  Campaign to U.S., Canada and South America

At a news conference India’s premier gem and jewelry organization, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) – India announced a major, new, multi-level business development campaign focused on the U.S., Canadian and South American markets.

The purpose of the campaign is to reinvigorate, strengthen and expand GJEPC’s business development efforts and build trusted relationships between India’s key jewelry industry companies and individuals and their counterparts in these American markets.

First, the Council is setting up a series of in-depth Business Development Conferences (BDCs) so that the GJEPC-India and its colleagues in the Americas will have opportunities to meet in person, discuss issues and find solutions.

Next, the groups will work on developing “best practices” directed at meeting today’s rapidly changing business landscape. The third step is to create an atmosphere that is continually replenishing and reinvigorating vendor/client relations with face-to-face meetings and social events designed to create new ideas and engender even stronger business partnerships and personal ties.

Fourth, the BDCs allow both groups to listen to important and relevant keynote topics presented for thoughtful discussions between the global colleagues as they work to build new and profitable economic bridges and enhance personal relationships.

Additionally, the Council plans to sponsor other activities that will support and bolster this work as the campaign goes forward.
According to GJEPC – India Chairman Vipul Shah,“We know that the U.S., Canadian and South American markets are uniquely important to our Indian gem and jewelry industry. India is one of the leading and preferred importing and sourcing destinations for these regions when it come to gems and jewellery. We look forward to meeting our colleagues from the Americas face-to-face to talk about all aspects of the gem and jewelry trade and how we can better work together to the greater success of all.”


The Council plans to hold several face-to-face business development meetings in Phase One of a three-year-long campaign. The Council will host ancillary events to support the campaign and other activities.

According to Shah, the first meeting will be a four-day event called the “2014 Indo/U.S. Business Development Conference” (BDC), to be held in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 5-8, 2014.

Participants will hammer out new and better ways to work together in all aspects of the gem and jewelry trade, including manufacturing, design, production, gem and jewelry material acquisition and retail marketing.

Shah said, “This September BDC is the first such event held in the U.S. For us, this is a significant outreach program to the Western Hemisphere, not only looking at our important markets, but including our colleagues, clients and competitors. In today’s world, change is constant, and we hope BDCs, such as the one upcoming in Chicago, and the many supporting activities we have planned, will make sure India’s gem and jewellery industry is tied firmly into the world’s trends, technologies and capabilities.”

“Our Indian business community is one of the front runners in following ethical business practices through various CSR activities carried out to support social causes including adopting ‘No Child Labour’ Policy. GJEPC through its strong nework and being a responsible KP member has propogated and ensured that the diamonds engaged in the trade are conflict free”, Shah stated.

GJEPC’s Vice Chairman Pankaj Parekh added, “We are looking forward to developing
close business and personal ties with people throughout the Americans. Traveling to our important markets will help us learn more about the people there and how to strengthen and grow many wide-ranging business interests together.”

Also at the meeting, Parekh said that the BDC will “share information into the Council’s ‘Buyer/Seller Matching Initiative’, and showcase the beauty, artistry and production values of gorgeous Indian jewelry.”

Parekh said they expect to see 15 manufacturer/exporters from India with 15 to 20 companies from North America participating at the Chicago event.  

The Chicago conference is being organized and run on behalf of the GJEPC – India by Whitney Sielaff and Rick Bannerot of S&B Partners, LLC. They also organized the Council’s two BDCs held in India.

The India Pavilion at JCK:

For the 11th consecutive year the GJEPC hosted the India Pavilion with around 65 top exporter members from the gem and jewelry, including studded jewellery, diamonds &and colored gemstones. The Pavilion occupies almost 105 booths.

The Council upgraded the look and feel of the India Pavilion with upgraded lights and furniture and attendees at JCK Las Vegas got the first look at the new Pavilion. The new Pavilion has a more vibrant and sophisticated look, adding to the overall visitor experience at the Indian Pavilion.

The India Gallery at JCK:

Set up at the popular “Shark Reef” venue in the Mandalay Bay, the “India Gallery” provides 8-10 showcases displaying some of the country’s most exquisite range of Indian gem and jewellery products. The items on display were handpicked by the Council.

Key officials presenting at the news conference:

GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shan


GJEPC Vice Chairman Pankaj Parekh

About GJEPC – India:

India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council – is the apex body of the Indian gem and jewellery industry and represents, promotes and markets Indian jewellery artists, designers, manufacturers and exporters from all over the country to markets throughout the world. Established in 1966, the Council represents more than 5,300 gem and jewellery members. GJEPC India works as the single powerful engine of cooperation, consolidation, education, marketing and promotion to benefit the Indian jewellery industry by showcase its products worldwide and establishing it as a leading player in the international jewellery segment.  For more information, please visit www.gjepc.org or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GJEPC

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