India’s diamond exports may fall 20% as China battles Coronavirus: GJEPC

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India’s diamond exports may decline by 20 per cent this financial year as global demand weakens because of travel and trade restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, says Business Standard. Data compiled by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) showed cut and polished diamonds worth $16.32 billion were exported between April 2019 and […]

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GJEPC sees India’s gems & jewellery exports falling 7% in FY20 on high gold prices

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India’s gross exports of gems and jewellery sector are expected to decline 5-7 per cent in FY20 as compared to the previous financial year, on account of global downturn and rise in gold prices which has affected domestic demand. As per the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), net exports of the sector declined 5.32 per cent to […]

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NMDC and GJEPC to auction rough diamonds in Surat after 21 years

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In a first since 1998, rough diamonds mined in India will now be up for display in Surat for auction by state-run National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC) in association with Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), reports Business Standard. So far, rough diamonds mined from the Panna mines in Madhya Pradesh were auctioned online but displayed only at Panna. However, […]

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Global diamond miners to cut production by a third in order to revive prices

A body representing eight leading global diamond mining companies has warned against excessive mining of the gem, saying this has led to a drop in the prices of the precious stone. It also said that the current scenario in India is not rosy. Last year mines produced 150 million carat rough diamonds globally, which was the highest since 2008, […]

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India-origin historic blue diamond auction exceeds expectations: sells for $6.7 million

A 6.16-carat blue diamond that originated in India and was secretly passed down through European royalty over three centuries has fetched $6.7 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva — $1.4 million more than what experts expected it to be sold for. The pear-shaped, dark grey-blue gem, known as The Farnese Blue, sold after just four minutes of bidding. […]

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