Committed To Gold
The thrust of the second edition of the India Gold & Jewellery Summit (IGJS), organised by the GJEPC, was on implementing the recommendations of the NITI Aayog report, complying with global standards, and bringing the industry up to speed in terms of upskilling artisans and adopting the latest manufacturing technology. The summit was attended by key decision makers from the gold ecosystem, including government officials, refiners, bullion dealers, retailers and analysts among others.
Taking a key step in the direction of safeguarding consumer confidence in gold, the World Gold Council and MMTC-PAMP jointly launched the Precious Metals Assay and Training Institute (PMATI) just days before IGJS 2018. The institute, which will develop a new generation of skilled assayers, will be located at the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) in Mumbai.
In the third quarter of 2018, India’s gold demand grew by 10% to 148.8 tonnes as the dip in the gold price to I29,700/10g drew bargain hunters who had been waiting for an opportune moment such as this. Read the detailed report by the World Gold Council in Bulletin.
In the In Focus segment, our Singapore-based correspondent Richa Goyal Sikri, who curates educational visits to gemstone mines, gem and jewellery manufacturing hubs, and museums, offers an insider’s view of Gemfields’ recently held auction of Zambian emeralds in the Lion City.
Solitaire International is India’s leading B2B magazine on the gem and jewellery trade. With more than 20 years behind it, the monthly publication is today recognised in India and the world over as a quality publication in trade journalism. The magazine is referred to by the global trade sector for information on India and its industry. Solitaire International has a readership of the entire organised sector in the Indian jewellery industry and is distributed to all 5500 members of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, India’s apex body for the trade. In addition to fixed subscriptions, the magazine is also circulated in over 25 top international trade shows of repute. A personal copy reaches the management of leading jewellery retailers/chains/wholesalers in the US, Europe and the Far East; rough and polished suppliers; mining companies; and financial/industry institutions worldwide.