New Delhi: The commerce ministry should approve on a priority basis a proposal to make BIS hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery before Diwali, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday. The hallmarking of gold, which is voluntary in nature at present, is a purity certification of the precious metal. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Read More →

Designed by Nirav Modi, the set has specially-procured rubies Well-known diamond jewellery designer Nirav Modi has designed a jewellery set priced at ₹105 crore (over $16 million). Studded with specially-procured rubies from the Mogak mines in Myanmar and fine-cut diamonds from across the world, the set is believed to be one of the costliest ever Read More →

When 64-year-old Rohit Salvi, a Patan Patola master weaver arrived to participate at World Ikat Textiles: Ties that Bind, a cross-cultural exhibition, symposium and bazaar held in Delhi a few weeks back, he was turned away from the hotel where he was supposed to stay. There was no reservation for him at the Western Court Read More →

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