Diamond Guild Australia 2018 Awards

DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES NEW TIMING FOR 2018 AWARDS THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018: Diamond Guild Australia has announced that it has revised the timeframe for the 2018 DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA JEWELLERY AWARDS and will now be conducting its prestigious competition again in the second half of 2018. Regarded as the foremost design event in Australia, …

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Buy With Confidence Program

Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism and Sports Launch Buy With Confidence Program to Boost Confidence in Purchasing Quality Gems and Jewelry in Thailand Minister of Commerce Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong (sixth from left), Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn (second from right), And Director of GIT Ms. Duangkamol Jiambutr (fourth from …

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David Anthony

Jeweller Profile David Anthony David Anthony Jewellery Designs JAA Member When David Anthony was young, his father was a traditional watchmakerW with Shepard’s Jewellers in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. He would go to his father’s workshop and watch him hand-making tiny parts for old style watches.  This inspired Anthony to create ‘works of art’, initially rings …

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The Perfect Blue – Iolite, Topaz, Aquamarine, Kyanite and Tanzanite

Blue gemstones are synonymous with royalty, luxury and, quite frankly, good taste. Sapphire, a gemstone known for its rich velvety blues, is September’s birthstone however, there is an abundance of other blue minerals available in a variety of shades and tones. Made In Earth carries five blue gemstones as an alternative to sapphire; iolite, topaz, …

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The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair saw a Record Breaking Success

The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair saw a Record Breaking Success The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, was a resounding success with record breaking trade value to showcase the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry to the world. Held from …

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JAA Launches New Consumer Jewellery Insurance Product

PRESS RELEASE JAA President Selwyn Brandt and board memberKaren Lindley together with JewelCover CEO Rami Baron. The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is excited to announce the launch of a new consumer jewellery insurance product – JewelCover. “For too long our members have expressed their frustrations in dealing with domestic insurers who redirect their customers …

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Handcrafted by Cerrone Jewellers: The Everest Trophy

The Everest trophy, handcrafted by Cerrone Jewellers in collaboration with Racing NSW, featuring more than 8000 individual diamonds was presented at the exclusive G’Day USA event in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominee and Australian icon Margot Robbie stopped to admire the diamond encrusted trophy while walking the red carpet. Seen pictured here with Cerrone founder and director Nicola Cerrone. …

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Russian Government Signs MOU with CIBJO and AWDC

Russian Government Signs MOU with CIBJO and AWDC, Aims to Harmonize Russian Diamond Classification System with International Standard Signing the MOU in Moscow on January 25 (from left): Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO President; Alexei Vladmirovich Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation; and Stephane Fischler, AWDC President. To their left are seated Ans Anthonis, …

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Pearls and Coral Placed in the Spotlight at CIBJO/IEG Seminar

Vicenza, 23rd January 2018. Environmental, as well as social and economic responsibility in the jewellery sector were the focus of a seminar scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018, during the VICENZAORO January 2018 jewellery trade show in Vicenza, Italy. Titled “Green and Blue Jewellery, Environmentally Sustainable Luxury,” the seminar was organised by CIBJO, the World …

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RJC Launch Its Updated 2017 Chain of Custody Standard for Gold and Platinum Group Metals

London, UK: 22 January 2018 – The Responsible Jewellery Council today announces the launch of its 2017 Chain of Custody Standard (CoC). This follows a review initiated in August 2016, involving three rounds of public consultation, input from over 150 industry and non-industry stakeholders, and contributions through webinars, workshops and meetings. The CoC standard was launched in 2012 …

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Kashmir Sapphire Stolen

Zals reported one of their Kashmir Sapphires was stolen. According to a spokesperson for Zals, the 10.17 karat Kashmir Sapphire was on consignment when the client was robbed in Taiwan. The police were informed of the robbery, however Zals is asking anyone that sees or get an inquiry regarding the stone to please contact them. …

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Diamond in the Rough – Agate

The love of the hunt is a huge part of the fun and excitement for rock hounds, gem collectors and gemmologists trying to unveil that amazing specimen. Whether it’s looking through a parcel of polished stones, fossicking through clay and dirt, or picking over chunks of rough, you never know what you might discover. Agates, …

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Nationwide Announces 2018 Apprentice Assistance Scheme

Nationwide have now been providing financial support to young people who have chosen a career in jewellery for fifteen years. Initially, Nationwide awarded several annual scholarships to students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts (Jewellery) course at Sturt University. In 2009 the total financial support provided was substantially increased and re directed to an assistance scheme …

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CIBJO President Supports De Beers Development of Diamond Traceability

CIBJO President Expresses Support for De Beers Plan to Develop Diamond Traceability System Based on Blockchain Technology MILAN, ITALY: DECEMBER 7, 2017 – CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has voiced the World Jewellery Confederation’s support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology, which was announced on December 4 by the group’s CEO, Bruce …

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Employee Recruitment, Motivation and Retention Guide for Jewellery Industry

Employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide for jewellery industry now available for downloading via CIBJO website  MILAN, ITALY: DECEMBER 13, 2017 – “People: Our Greatest Asset,” an employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide prepared specifically for the jewellery industry is now available for downloading on the CIBJO website. Authored by Jonathan Kendall, President of the CIBJO …

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Roqaya’s Rocks Launches New Collection

To the delight of the London press, VIPs, style influencers, and fashionistas everywhere, Roqaya’s Rocks debuts a new collection at the Four Seasons, Mayfair. The inspiration for the new Roqaya’s Rocks collection comes from the ocean’s colours and movement and showcases uncommon pearls, crystals, and gems. Each piece gains its unique style from Roqaya’s inspiration, …

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Ellani Collections

Ellani Collections   The Ellani Collections 2017 Spring Summer release is now available and has been selling through very well for retailers Christmas orders. www.ellanicollections.com ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”10000″]      

Seiko

Lorus Watches RH949HX-9 – Lorus men’s sports watch. It features a black dial, a stainless steel case, a mineral crystal glass and luminous hour markers and hands. Water resistant 100m. Case size: 44mm. RRP: $150. http://www.lorus.com.au/

Leaders in the Private Sector Join Hands to Organize Ruby Show Worth over Billions of Baht

At the World Ruby Forum 2017: The Ultimate Forum of the “King of Gems” The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, collaborated with private sectors to organize the World Ruby Forum 2017 on November 4, 2017 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, to promote, raise …

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Seiko

Pulsar Watches PZ4025X – Pulsar men’s digital-analogue chronograph watch from the Supercars collection. It features a stainless steel case, backlight, alarm, timer, world time, and 1/100 second stopwatch. Water resistance 100m. Case size: 45.0mm. RRP: $250. www.pulsarwatches.com.au    

Inimitable a Curated Collection

Jewellery that is truly one of a kind – a curated collection at e.g.etal, launches 13 November 2017. Unique is an oft abused term in the world of jewellery, where a much-admired piece may be repeated or replicated by the maker, or even copied by another party. Leading Melbourne contemporary jewellery store e.g.etal has curated …

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Cudworth Signs Exclusive Deal

Cudworth signs exclusive deal to distribute Tateossian – London jewellery in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Tateossian signed Cudworth Enterprises last month in an exclusive deal to distribute its unique, refined and meticulously crafted jewellery for men in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Cudworth will launch the Tateossian range at the Sydney …

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The JAA Announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards Presentation Evening

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE . 3 July 2017 The JAA announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards presentation evening The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce that it will present a live event as part of its 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards program. The presentation evening will be held in conjunction with the …

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Pablo Picasso and a Ring of Love

Portrait de Dora Maar Source: Sotheby’s London On the 21 June 2017, the special memento of a dramatic love affair between an artist and his muse went under the hammer at Sotheby’s London. As history tells it, Pablo Picasso designed a ring to appease Dora Maar, after a lover’s quarrel.  An art historian, James Lord, …

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Pandora Supports Australian Women In Need

PANDORA Jewelry has announced a new charitable initiative, enabling PANDORA’s online customers to make donations to selected Australian charities with every purchase.

Luxe Jewellery Retailer Secrets Set to Open Two New Stores

More ‘Secrets’ revealed… Luxe Jewellery Retailer Set to Open Two New Queensland Stores True to its word, Secrets is expanding its retail operations in Queensland opening two company stores at Westfield Carindale, Brisbane, (June) and Caneland Central, Mackay, (July). The Australian-owned luxe jewellery brand publicly announced its expansion plans in March when former Michael Hill …

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Showcase Jewellers backs IJF – All 3 Groups at Fair and support Design Awards  

Four months out from the 2017 the International Jewellery Fair, Showcase Jewellers has confirmed it’s support for the first jewellery trade fair at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. Showcase Jewellers will have a major presence at the IJF with a lounge area and fair organiser Mr Gary Fitz-Roy announced, “It’s back to …

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Pandora Officially Opens State-Of-The-Art Crafting Facility in Thailand

As part of PANDORA’s long term growth-strategy, the company has today officially opened the new, highly modernized and green crafting facility in Lamphun near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The new facility is the first in a line of strategic initiatives in PANDORA’s efforts to meet increasing demand. The facility is placed in Lamphun close …

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Anonymous benefactor donates $10,000 towards students and apprentices at 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is honoured to announce that an anonymous benefactor has chosen the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards as the vehicle to donate $10,000 towards a JAA initiative that supports an up-and-coming student/apprentice jeweller. The JAA acknowledges the anonymous benefactor for the generosity of their donation and thanks them for supporting …

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Fine Jewels and Gems Sparkle at World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace

Jewellery and Diamond Shows to Open in Hong Kong Next Week 23 February 2017 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage two prime shows of the jewellery industry next week. The 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will display one-of-a-kind jewellery raw materials such as loose diamonds, previous stones, …

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End of Publishing Agreement Enables JAA to Take Fresh Media Approach

  The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has recently received notification that Gunnamatta Media Pty Ltd will not be seeking to renew its publishing agreement with the JAA. Accordingly, the JAA advises that with effect from 7 April 2017, Jeweller Magazine will no longer carry the endorsement of, or be the official magazine of, the JAA. …

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The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Twin Jewellery Shows Set to Open in Hong Kong Next Year

The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Twin Jewellery Shows Set to Open in Hong Kong Next Year   1 December 2016 – Two of the jewellery industry’s leading trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in early 2017. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem …

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India’s Gems and Jewellery Industry Offers Financial Aid to Families of Uri Terror Attack Victims

On 18 September 2016, Uri in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades. In a show of caring solidarity, India’s gemstone and jewellery industry offered financial aid to the families of 19 Indian army soldiers killed in the 18 September terrorist attack. Chief …

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JAA Farewells Laura Sawade 

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE | 25 October 2016  JAA Farewells Laura Sawade  The JAA was saddened to hear of Laura Sawade’s departure from her role as Marketing Manager for Peter W Beck Pty Ltd.  This has necessitated her standing down from the board given that her position on the NIAC as Supplier Representative must now be …

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Linneys to present $20 million showcase of Argyle Pink Diamond Tender stones and Pink Diamond Jewellery.

  Linneys will present an exclusive showcase of rare and coveted Argyle Pink Diamond Tender stones valued at $10 million and a special collection of pink diamond jewellery valued at over $10 million. The showcase will include a very special piece called the Argyle ‘Blossom’ ring. Valued at $3 million, this ring was specially created …

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