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Domino MD outlines vision for Baselworld
Domino, a UK producer of precious jewellery and jewellery components, is confident that its decision to have a stand at Baselworld this year will cement relationships with existing UK clients and attract orders from retailers from around the world. The company has taken a stand in the Hall of Impressions at Baselworld, which will take place from March 24-31, in order to entice international buyers ... Full Article


Indian gold jewel demand holding up despite high prices-WGC
VICENZA, Italy, January 17, 2011 - Indian demand for gold jewellery is holding up well despite near record prices as consumers increasingly see gold as aspirational because of the strong investment performance of the metal, a senior World Gold Council (WGC) official said. "What we see in India is a very short-term hesitation every time a gold price rise occurs," David Lamb, Managing Director ... Full Article

Sparkle organiser outlines vision for Surat as diamond centre
SURAT, India, January 9, 2011 - Surat, India's diamond capital, has the potential to become a major international diamond trading hub and diamond jewellery manufacturing centre, said Rohit Mehta, a key organiser of the Sparkle 2011 trade show. Mehta, Vice President of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told Jewellery Outlook that Surat already processes eight ... Full Article

Hari Krishna Group to develop factory in Surat jewellery park
The Hari Krishna Group plans to develop a new diamond jewellery manufacturing factory in a jewellery park near Surat, India's diamonds capital. Pintu Dholakia of Hari Krishna Exports told Jewellery Outlook during a visit to a diamonds factory of the Hari Krishna Group in Surat that the factory in the jewellery park could employ around 1,000 people within a couple of years after it starts operations by ... Full Article

BR Designs plans retail expansion in India
SURAT, India, January 9, 2011 - BR Designs, the title sponsor at the Sparkle 2011 diamonds trade fair, plans to expand its retail outlets in 2011 to take advantage of soaring demand for diamond jewellery in India, its owner said. BR Designs, which has won numerous awards in India for its jewellery designs, currently has three stores in Surat, India's diamonds capital, and intends to open showrooms ... Full Article

Venus Jewel sees growth in online sales
SURAT, India, January 8, 2011 - DTC Sightholder Venus Jewel anticipates increased sales of its polished diamonds online as it adheres to strict standards in its specification and processing of gemstones, said Sevanti Shah, Partner of the Surat-based company. Venus Jewel operates a state-of-the-art factory in Surat, India's diamonds capital, where stones are assessed, cut and polished ... Full Article

Babette Wasserman unveils lines inspired by planets, pleasures
LONDON, October 17, 2010 – UK designer Babette Wasserman has introduced new jewellery lines inspired by planets, pleasures and nature. Her “lo” range, influenced by planetary and star shapes, features white or black obsidian with silver, while her “Seven Deadly Pleasures” line, also featuring obsidian, comes with charms such as a pistol, representing passion, and a heart bound in a sexy corset. ... Full Article

India’s Dimpex looking to grow in Europe
MUMBAI, India , September 19, 2010 – Indian jewellery manufacturer Dimpex is looking to grow its business in the UK and continental Europe , its owner Bakul Mehta said. “For the moment we are concentrating on Europe . Most of our product goes to the UK . We want to develop markets in Europe ,” Mehta told Jewellery Outlook in a recent interview. “We feel we are well-suited to the European markets ... Full Article

Joyalukkas to list Indian firm on Bombay Stock Exchange, eyes expansion
LONDON, August 29, 2009 – The Joyalukkas retail jewellery group will enter the Indian stock market by January to raise up to 6 billion rupees ($130 million) and plans to use the funds to almost double the number of outlets in the country to 41, its owner and chairman Joy Alukkas said. The group, which is present in India, the Middle East and the UK, plans to open its second jewellery store in London ... Full Article

World Gold Council eyes India and China, sees strong gold fundamentals
LONDON, August 30, 2010 – The World Gold Council is concentrating on India, China and the Middle East, the world’s leading gold jewellery markets, to boost gold demand and says fundamentals for bullion consumption remain strong. “We have major programmes to support the core cultural imperatives in India and China. We are taking a particular look at the trade structure to see how brands and retail ... Full Article

Lorenz Bäumer inspired by geometry
PARIS, July 3, 2010 – Paris-based jeweller Lorenz Bäumer says he is increasingly inspired by geometry in his designs. He creates his pieces from a broad family of themes – gardening, poetry and architecture – and lately has been focusing more on architecture, new technologies and innovative materials. “It is time to go back to things that are inspired by geometry,” Bäumer told Jewellery ... Full Article

Damiani eyes expansion in Asia, Middle East
BASEL, March 20, 2010 - Italian luxury jeweller Damiani is looking to expand in Asia, notably in the fast-growing Chinese and Indian markets, the Middle East and eastern Europe, Giorgio Damiani, Vice President of the group, said. "There is very strong demand for luxury brands in China," Giorgio Damiani told Jewellery Outlook in an interview at the Damiani booth at Baselworld 2010. ... Full Article

Bakul Mehta, GJEPC, India

China seen as fast-growing market for India exports – GJEPC
LONDON - China is the fastest growing potential market for India’s gem exports, and India will see substantial domestic growth in diamond jewellery demand in the coming years, said Bakul Mehta, Convener of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). “You ask me about loose diamonds. The key destination is China – there is a huge potential market there,” Mehta, who is also ... Full Article

British Asian jewellery demand patterns shift
LONDON, February 1, 2010 – British Asian jewellery buying patterns are shifting in response to socio-economic trends and the soaring price of gold, and costume jewellery demand is increasing, jewellers say. Buying patterns are adapting to the requirements of a younger, professional market in which many young British Asians are looking to get onto the housing ladder and become more ... Full Article

Jewellers will withstand Dubai crisis – Moussaieff
LONDON, December 6, 2009 – The Dubai debt crisis is a hiccup for the upper tier of the global fine jewellery trade and will make buyers more cautious, but investment and wedding purchases will be resilient, a senior jeweller said. “For me, the Middle East has always been an extremely trustworthy place in the world,” Alisa Moussaieff said in her boutique in the Hilton hotel on Park Lane, where she has ... Full Article

IDI's Ganz outlines views on state of diamond industry
Several months ago, Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) Chairman Moti Ganz was unanimously reelected for another term. We asked for his insight regarding the state of the diamond industry in Israel and abroad as well as forecasts about the industry's future. You were recently elected for a second term as chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute. Looking back, what were the Institute's primary ... Full Article


Ritz Fine Jewellery offers romantic treat to bridal shoppers
LONDON, November 8, 2009 – Ritz Fine Jewellery, set in the sumptuous surroundings of The Ritz Hotel in central London, has a special treat in store for bridal shoppers. The lavish boutique, located inside one of the most prestigious hotels in the world, invites couples who buy an engagement ring from its collection to dine in the renowned Ritz Restaurant as guests of Ritz Fine Jewellery ... Full Article

TechnoMarine revitalises brand - CEO
LONDON, November 1, 2009 – Swiss group TechnoMarine is re-energising its brand via a new marketing strategy to make its watches “cool” again, its new Chief Executive Officer Vincent Perriard said. “If you don’t bring something unique, you won’t excite the trend-setters’ market,” Perriard told Jewellery Outlook in an interview during a business trip to London. “TechnoMarine has to be a great ... Full Article

Van Cleef & Arpels confronts downturn with creativity, collections
PARIS, October 11, 2009 – World famous French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels is responding to the economic crisis with a surge of creativity, by introducing new collections, driving forward sales of watches as well as jewels, and eyeing further expansion where it sees long-term growth potential, its president says. Van Cleef & Arpels, which set up a boutique on Paris’s plush Place Vendome ... Full Article


David Marshall expands Diamond Feather Collection
LONDON, August 23, 2009 – David Marshall, who built a reputation as one of Britain’s premier jewellery manufacturers and designers, is now developing his own brand and exploring UK and overseas retail opportunities. Based in Hatton Garden, London’s diamond jewellery district, David is working with his team of craftsmen to expand his well-received Diamond Feather Collection, with the intention of ... Full Article

joy-alukkas Joyalukkas expands, eyes listing in 2011
LONDON, June 2, 2009 – The Joyalukkas retail jewellery group, which spans India, the Middle East and the UK, is expanding vigorously into new markets and plans a partial listing in 2011, its owner and Chairman Joy Alukkas says. In a rare media interview, Alukkas said the group was focusing primarily on demand for 22-carat gold jewellery from its core Asian clientele, and was responding to an ... Full Article

mssimo-carraro Morellato plans overseas expansion amid recession
LONDON, May 7, 2009 – Morellato & Sector, Italy’s second biggest jewellery, watches and luxury group by turnover after Bulgari, plans to open more stores in carefully chosen markets despite the economic crisis, and is targeting Russia, the United States and the UK, its CEO Massimo Carraro says. Padua-based Morellato & Sector’s main markets after Italy are presently France, Germany ... Full Article

vasant-mehta India’s gem, jewellery industry chief sees signs demand improving
MUMBAI, May 4, 2009 - Vasant Mehta, who was elected late in 2008 as Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), tells Jewellery Outlook he sees markets growing in the Middle East, China and Eastern Europe. "The recession has affected the gem and jewellery industry along with many other industries. The effect on this luxury product impacts more, as it is the last item on ... Full Article

cut-flawless-blue-diamond-weighing-7.03-carats Blue-diamond cutter has the blues
LONDON, April 28, 2009 - The man whose company manufactured the 7.03ct blue diamond being auctioned by Sotheby’s, Geneva on May 12, is suffering withdrawal symptoms. Gary Monnickendam designed the stone’s cut, oversaw its six-week production in South Africa and thought of it as his child. Now I’m suffering post-natal depression.” He told Jewellery Outlook how his firm came to ... Full Article

Syreeta Tranfield, Event Manager, International Jewellery London  IJL plans to boost global appeal, host buyers
LONDON, April 22, 2009 – International Jewellery London’s long term plans are to raise its international profile by boosting numbers of exhibitors and visitors from overseas, and hosting UK and international buyers for the first time this year, said Syreeta Tranfield, IJL’s new Event Manager. The UK’s number one jewellery trade fair is also expanding its seminar programme as part of a push to help .. Full Article

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