Supplier News: Week of April 21

BELLARRI Introduces Digital Lookbook

BELLARRI digital lookbookInternational jewelry collection BELLARRI debuted its new digital lookbook to showcase designs for the upcoming Las Vegas jewelry shows. 

The 16-page catalog features brilliant multicolored gemstone pieces from the company’s Legacy, Mademoiselle, Tuscany, Tango, Cabaret, Diva, Gigi, and Visions collections.

Take a closer look at the BELLARRI collections at bellarri.com.


Gemvision Names Winners of Matrix Design Contest at Annual Symposium

Technology solution company Gemvision hosted its eighth annual design symposium Gemvision Grand Prize Matrix Design contest for an audience of more than 200 jewelers.

The two-day event offered various levels of focused training for jewelers in subjects such as Matrix, CounterSketch Studio, computer-aided manufacturing, and marketing.

“This event is a great way for jewelers to connect with and learn from premier industry professionals and Gemvision experts,” said Gemvision founder Jeff High in a press release. “We always learn something new about how customers are using our products to enhance their businesses. Essentially, they help shape the direction for our future endeavors.”

During the event’s awards dinner, members of the company announced the five winners of the Matrix Design Contest. Categories included Best in Show, Best Render, Overall Design, Technical Merit, and CounterSketch Studio.

“This contest emphasizes the very high-level skill set of so many talented jewelers worldwide,” High added. “We had over 300 entries this year, so it’s always difficult to select the winners.”

Learn more about Gemvision at gemvision.com.

 

Alrosa and GJEPC Improve Trade Ties Between Russia and India

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Russian diamond mining coalition Alrosa signed a memorandum of understanding to share trade and statistical data on diamond trade between India and Russia.

This milestone speaks to the growing relationship between the two countries, which are among the largest processors and producers of diamonds in the world. Both agencies agreed to trade information regarding the development of the cooperation between Indian and Russian diamond sectors, specifically research on the diamond market as well as trade figures.

In a press release, Vipul Shah, chairman of the GJEPC, expressed his optimistic views on this new alliance with Alrosa.

“India has long sought long-term contracts between Alrosa and the Indian cutting and polishing industry. With this association, both trade bodies look forward to cooperation and exchange of information in the framework of implementation of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and jointly seek to maintain separate sales of natural and synthetic diamonds and diamond jewellery. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to strengthened trade relations between India and Russia.”

Fyodor Andreev, president of Alrosa, expressed similar sentiments in a press release as well.

“India is one of the major participants of the world diamond market. The amount of Alrosa rough diamonds sales to Indian companies has been steadily growing for the last five years and resulted in $700 million of sales in 2013. Customers from India successfully work with Alrosa on the basis of competitive bidding and long-term contracts. The partnership between Alrosa and GJEPC will improve our cooperation with Indian diamond market.”

Find out more about both organizations at gjepc.org and eng.alrosa.ru.