• Reaffirming India’s Position As ‘Jeweller to the World’
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    Reaffirming India’s Position As ‘Jeweller to the World’

    (PRESS RELEASE) JAIPUR — The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) successfully kickstarted the IGJS 2022 in India’s colored gemstone capital, Jaipur. It is the first ever gem and jewelry physical event hosted exclusively for international buyers in India to increase exports and to exemplify India’s strong hold on the G&J industry. The show was graced with the presence of Shri R. Arulanandan, director, department of commerce, Govt. of India; Shri Colin Shah, chairman, GJEPC; Shri Dilip Shah, convener, International National Exhibitions, GJEPC; Shri Nirmal Bardiya, Regional chairman, Rajasthan, GJEPC; Shri Vijay Kedia, convener, Colored Gemstones panel, GJEPC; and Shri Sabyasachi Ray, executive director, GJEPC. India plays a prominent…

  • Bloody diamond?: ‘Proud Zionist’ Israeli jeweller sparks outrage at Qatar exhibition – Doha News
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    Bloody diamond?: ‘Proud Zionist’ Israeli jeweller sparks outrage at Qatar exhibition – Doha News

    As Israel continues its ongoing human rights violations against the indigenous Palestinian people, most recently the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, a jewellery booth belonging to an ex Israeli soldier has sparked outrage in Qatar. Israeli jewellery maker Ori Vechler, a self-proclaimed proud Zionist, has triggered outrage amongst the public in Qatar where he is currently taking part in an exhibition to promote his designs. Vechler, who founded Gemma Fine Jewellery in 2013, had previously spent three years serving with the Israeli military, an entity that has been consistently condemned by rights organisations worldwide for its involvement in war crimes, including mass killings and unlawful arrests of…