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Platinum Through The Decades — The Highs & The Lows

Each precious metal goes through a rollercoaster ride in its supply and demand cycle. Analyst Sanjiv Arole chalks out the ups and downs of platinum pricing over the last few decades vis-a-vis…

Central bank gold buying gathers steam

As Krishan Gopaul’s blog post last week pointed out, central banks have been buying gold during the first four months of 2021. Over that period, we estimate that the official sector has added 150-200…

FURA Gems Plans To Hold Auctions In India

In an exclusive interview with Solitaire International, DEV SHETTY, President and CEO, FURA Gems, lays out his vision for not only the company, but the entire colour gemstone industry as well. The…

Mandatory Hallmarking: Biting The Bullet

India’s tryst with hallmarking of gold, in particular, and silver began somewhere in 2000. Then, under the aegis of the World Gold Council-Bureau of Indian Standards (WGC-BIS) combine, hallmarking of gold jewellery,…

New Kids On The Digital Block

In the words of Steve Jobs, “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat”. As the industry continues to navigate this tumultuous period of uncertainty, staying…

Chinese Demand for Sri Lankan Sapphires Strong Despite Pandemic

Chinese demand for Sri Lankan sapphires, notably blue and Padparadscha sapphires, has been strong despite the pandemic, Armil Sammoon, a well-known Sri Lankan gemstone dealer and Sri Lanka ambassador for digital trading…

Cut & Polished Diamonds Get A Bounce In Their Step

The undisputed leader in India’s gem and jewellery export basket, cut and polished diamonds (CPD) accounted for nearly 65% of India’s total gross exports in fiscal year 2020-21 that ended 31st March,…

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