Supplier News: Week of Aug. 3

Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Postponed Until February 2021

Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has announced the rescheduling of the 66th annual Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) to February 23–27, 2021. The show’s original theme, “Thailand’s Magic Hands: The Spirit of Jewelry Making,” will remain.

In the meantime, DITP is working with partners to bring the show experience online for the BGJF special edition, “On Ground to Online Exhibition,” which will take place virtually November 2–4.

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Italian Exhibition Group Announces Premiere Contest Winners

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) declared the winners of the 30th edition of its Premiere contest live on Instagram on July 31. The competition took place entirely online this year. Of 63 competing companies whose products are made in Italy, 15 came away winners in three different categories—Fashion, Entertainment, and Journalism.

The winners, which were decided by a jury presided over by Beppe Angiolini, honorary president of the National Chamber of Fashion Buyers and art director of OroArezzo, are as follows:

Fashion: Annaratone, Daniela Coaro, Del Pia, Govoni Fabio, and Italian Fashion.

Entertainment: Alessi Domenico, Golden Clef International, Lusi, Orolò, and Oxygene.

Journalism: Chimera Gold, Eclat, Falcinelli Italy, Femar, and Fratelli Bovo.

A special digital award was bestowed upon Nuovi Gioielli, and Arezzo companies UnoAErre, Graziella Group, and Giordini received special mentions.

“It was really difficult to decide on the winners from so many items of jewelry, all extremely beautiful,” said Beppe Angiolini in a press release. “The magnificent jury, which I thank, together with my friends at IEG, for having pushed forward with this project with enormous passion, was impressed by the creativity, workmanship, and artistic ability of the competing companies, who did great credit to Italian jewelry and Made in Italy. And we, so sensitive to beauty, were spellbound.”

Visit and IEG’s Instagram, and find out more on the winners.

GCAL Introduces New Podcast Series

The Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) has announced a new podcast series, Diamond Profile. The series, which was inspired by the success of the company’s recent Monday emails to its subscribers in response to the COVID-19 crisis, will highlight industry experts discussing current issues. The first to be featured are Harold Dupuy, vice president of strategic analysis for Stuller, and Carl Lehnhardt, senior diamond buyer for Stuller.

The Stuller executives weigh in on issues such as adapting to coronavirus, retail trends, lab-grown versus natural diamonds, and more in the first episode, which is available from most podcast sources. Learn more at

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