GIA to offer on-site stone services at Baselworld, and other news
GIA to Offer On-site Colored Stone Services at Baselworld
GIA has announced it will offer access to its colored gem identification and country-of-origin reports during the upcoming Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, from March 23 to March 30 during show hours. The service is intended to ensure buyer confidence by verifying the authenticity and characteristics of gemstones at the show.
GIA will accept gemstones at Hall 3, A37 of the Messe Basel exhibition hall in Switzerland Thursday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Temporary reports will be offered on-site, with permanent reports being sent after the close of the show.
GJEPC Hosts India Pavilions in Hong Kong
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the India Pavilion, featuring Indian jewelry manufacturers and retailers, for both the 2017 Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem, and Pearl Show, held Feb. 28–March 4 at AsiaWorld-Expo, and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, held March 2–6 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
“The Hong Kong Jewellery Show is one of the finest in the industry that caters to the key markets of Asia,” said GJEPC chairman Praveenshankar Pandya in a press release. “India Pavilion has the best companies handpicked by the council who will showcase India’s capabilities in terms of best diamond cuts and jewelry design.”
GJEPC has played a large role in promoting India’s exports through various initiatives and programs, and these pavilions are no exception. For more information, about the pavilions and the council, visit gjepc.org.
White Pine Introduces Its First Jewelry Brand
Diamond trading company White Pine has announced the introduction of its very first jewelry brand, Cadova. Through the new line, the company plans to offer a limited selection of jewelry using a combination of gemstones and diamonds sourced through White Pine’s channels, with one-of-a-kind pieces ranging in price from $5,000 to $100,000.
“Colored diamonds have been one of the most notable categories in fine jewelry recently, yet these beloved pieces can be extremely hard to come by,” said White Pine Trading president Andrew Brown in a press release. “White Pine is both proud and excited to bring them to the market in an exceptional, new way.”
The collection’s first releases will include a platinum pendant featuring a 1.69 ct. fancy purple-pink heart-shape diamond; a platinum and 18k rose gold ring featuring a 1.01 ct. fancy deep brownish orange pink radiant-cut diamond; and a platinum and 18k yellow gold ring set with a 3.16 ct. fancy vivid yellow IF cushion-cut diamond. According to White Pine, the collection will make its debut over the course of the 2017 trade show season, starting with the recent Atlanta Jewelry Show, held on March 4.
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