In the recent past, there has been increase in production of gem quality synthetic stones. There has also been rise in cases of instances faced by buyers finding that the diamonds they had purchased as believing to be Natural Diamonds were actually discovered later to be Synthetic Diamonds. In light of the seriousness of such allegations, the GJEPC saw it as a critical responsibility to study the issue of undisclosed mixing in more detail and then outline any actions that may be required to address it. With this in mind, the Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee (NDMC) was formed at GJEPC. NDMC consists of representatives from the GJEPC, BDB, GJF, GIA and other Trade Bodies in the Gems & Jewellery sector.
In 2015, NDMC had undertaken a studyto effectively address the issue of undisclosed mixing.
One of the key recommendations of the study was improving detection technology for the industry. The main objective is Driving Segregation Technology Innovation and Adoption.
- Drive innovation by ensuring coordination among research bodies
- Coordinate with device manufacturers to increase scale of production
- Drive towards lower acquisition costs by enabling scale and ensuring wide participation of players
Hence, it is imperative for the gem & jewellery industry to keep abreast about the knowledge & information on synthetic diamonds, its detection through various technologies available, based on which objective, GJEPC in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) had organizedDiamond Detection Expo & Symposium (DDES 2015) from 15th – 16th Dec 2015 in Mumbai
After the successful edition of DDES 2015, GJEPC is organizing 2nd edition of Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium (DDES 2017) from 14th – 15th April 2017 at SamastPatidarSamaj Trust, Surat.
Surat – the world’s largest diamond manufacturing centre – isthe ideal location for DDES 2017, since it is home to over5,000 diamond manufacturing units, including some of the world’s largest and most advances diamond cutting factories.In addition there are over 5600 diamond manufacturers locatedin surrounding cities and towns. Surat is rapidly emerging as a leading jewelleryproduction hub considering it has an estimated 500 large,medium and small gold and studded jewellery manufacturingcompanies.As Gujarat’s second-largest city, one of the fastest growingbusiness hubs in the country and a thriving commercial centre, Surat is well connected by air and rail to Mumbai,Delhi, Jaipur and other Indian metros. It also boasts of its own modern port of Adani-Hazira.
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) represents India, which is the fastest growing gem & jewellery market in the world and one of India's leading foreign exchange earning sectors over the years. Over the past decades, the GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs, and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members. The industry has witnessed a considerable growth in the volume of exports.
FACT SHEET OF DIAMOND DETECTION EXPO & SYMPOSIUM (DDES 2017)
Concept : a 2-day event to be jointly organized by GJEPC creating an opportunity for companies providing synthetic diamond detection machines & equipment along with leading laboratories and service providers to interact with trade members to impart knowledge on various techniques to detect synthetic diamonds
Date : 14th& 15thApril 2017Venue: SamastPatidarSamaj Trust, Katargram, Surat
Organizers : The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council(GJEPC)
Exhibitors : Participation by invitation to companies providing synthetic diamond detection machines & equipment & Leading laboratories/service providers
Format : Exhibition cum Concurrent seminar sessions on detection of synthetic diamonds. Exhibitors will be provided with built up booth for display of their products / services.
Visitors : Free entry to all trade members dealing in diamonds & diamond jewellery manufacturing. Entry to seminars will be through registration