The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) plans to make hallmarking of gold jewellery compulsory and, as a first step, it has proposed photocards for hallmarked jewellery. Currently, the hallmark logos on jewellery are very small and difficult to decipher. The authenticity of these logos also remains suspect. To address this problem, the BIS has proposed to introduce a photocard, of the size of a Read More →

Jewellery brands are expected to capture a bigger share of China’s jewellery sector, particularly in second-, third- and fourth-tier cities, over the coming years, according to a market research published recently. Jewellery brands are developing at a brisk pace and stepping up their expansion through franchisees, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council said in a study Read More →

The spring 2016 auction season achieved nearly US$800 million in sales between March and July, with fancy coloured diamonds and coloured gemstones top-billing the season’s offerings. A report by Russell Shor of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) showed that Christie’s and Sotheby’s, which control over 90 percent of top-end gem and jewellery sales worldwide, beat Read More →