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India Pavilion with Trendy and Innovative Jewelry at Hong Kong International Shows

“Shows turned out to be a crucial platform to improve our relationship and reach out to new buyers in and around Asia”, GJEPC chairman says.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG — India Pavilion, organized by Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has an impressive presence at the 6th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl show held from 26th February to 2nd March 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo and at the 35th Hong Kong International Jewelry Show from 28th Feb to 4th March, 2019 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

India has been adapting and transforming its labor-intensive gem & jewelry industry at a quick pace. And this has been reflected in the quality and wide variety of products that one gets to see at India Pavilion at international shows. At Hong Kong Show, India Pavilion is spread over 1428 square meters with 158 booths with 98 exhibitors. This year India was able to bag a prime location in hall 2 for loose diamonds close to the entrance of the hall. Manufacturers & retailers will be exhibiting a wide range of loose diamonds and gemstones at hall no. 2, 7 and 11 of at Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show.

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Further India Pavilion at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center has been segmented into 3 sections i.e., diamond studded jewelry & mass produced jewelry, gold jewelry & silver jewelry. Hall 2 has a special India product gallery showcasing India’s capabilities in manufacturing world-class jewelry.

Mr. Pramod Kumar Agrawal, chairman, GJEPC said, “Hong Kong is the leading export market for the Indian gems and jewelry. The overall gem & jewelry exports for 2018 accounted for US$ 39461.07 million. Out of which a staggering US $ 11433.10 million export were to Hong Kong; cut and polished diamonds exports accounted for US$ 9825.27 million; gold jewelry at US$ 775.69 million whereas colored gemstones recorded exports worth US$ 215.28 million. The two shows, Hong Kong Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewelry Show, have turned out to be a crucial platform to improve our relationship and reach out to new buyers in and around Asia. Every year we make sure to depict our capabilities and skills through the different array of products that cater to different markets.”

India has been upgrading and enhancing its skills by adapting state-of-the-art technologies and tools for jewelry manufacturing and today it caters to any jewelry requirement of the world market.

GJEPC the apex body of the Industry in India, has been putting all its efforts to propagate amongst trade the 17 sustainable development goals of United Nations and have been working towards achieving the same. GJEPC has initiated a group mediclaim scheme for the workers. It has been offering quality education in the field of gem and jewelry by setting up gem and jewelry institutes across the country.

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GJEPC has set up common facility centers where small units and MSMEs can get access to modern machines and tools at affordable prices. Availing these services would definitely enhance the production and quality of products. GJEPC has already set up 4 CFCs in Gujarat and has plans to set up CFCs at all major gem & jewelry clusters across India.

Additionally, the council with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, will be soon setting up a jewelry park in Mumbai. This dynamic venture will provide effective support to jewelry manufacturers/traders who are interested to expand or invest in India to initiate new business or strengthen their existing business, benchmarking with the jewelry parks created in countries like China. Turkey, Thailand, etc. jewelry park project is estimated to generate direct employment of around 1,00,000 workers.

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Ritani Launches Groundbreaking “Virtual Shelf” Technology

It is to give independent jewelers immediate digital access to over 250,000 diamonds and jewelry pieces.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK, NY — Ritani, the vertically-integrated, technology-minded jewelry company has announced the launch of Virtual Shelf, a groundbreaking, white-label application and sales vehicle for retailers that reimagines how jewelers sell and customers shop for engagement rings, diamonds, and jewelry. Virtual Shelf tackles some of the industry’s toughest challenges – such as limited physical inventory and the high costs of managing transactions and technological innovations – by providing a digital inventory of over 250,000 diamonds and jewelry items along with full-service sales processing.

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The new platform takes life in the form of a user-friendly, jeweler branded iPad app that is used over the counter during the sales consultation. Virtual Shelf is designed to complement each retailer’s existing inventory by making available a digital inventory of hundreds of thousands of diamonds and jewelry items available for immediate purchasing. Should the customer choose to purchase a diamond or jewelry item from the Virtual Shelf, the retailer sets their margin and Ritani handles the entire back-end transaction for the jeweler, including fulfillment, credit card processing, fraud risk, and returns. In turn, the retailer immediately sees the transaction on their books. The customer receives the item quickly and safely via insured shipping.

In addition to the incredible selection of diamonds and jewelry made available by Ritani with Virtual Shelf, the program can also be used as a platform for jewelers to list and sell their own inventory of certified diamonds and jewelry to other program partner retailers; diamond owners can set cost/list prices and margins to better manage their inventory flow.

“The development of Virtual Shelf builds on Ritani’s steadfast dedication to helping independent jewelers implement new technologies to accelerate business,” said Josh Marion, general manager of Virtual Shelf by Ritani. “This platform stems from years of working closely with independent retailers and seeking to solve for the critical issues affecting their businesses; we believe it will have a visible and transformative impact.”

“While the industry has often been slow to implement new technology, the introduction of Ritani’s Virtual Shelf platform is a game-changer for independent jewelers like Padis and for our customers.” said Alexis Padis, president of Padis Jewelry, one of five stores in North America currently testing the system in its stores. “This app dramatically improves the sales process for our team, removes the overhead and headaches of managing the transaction, and gives customers access to more diamonds and jewelry from a centralized, nationwide repository. Plus, we are empowered to better manage our owned inventory and offer it to other jewelers on the platform so we can collectively better serve shoppers around the country.”

Ritani research has found that nearly two-thirds of people who enter a jewelry store looking for a diamond leave without making a purchase, most often due to higher prices and a limited in-store selection. By providing these small businesses with turnkey, digital access to an immediate inventory of certified, conflict-free diamonds and jewelry, Virtual Shelf empowers trusted community jewelers to offer the vast selection, competitive pricing, and modern service that was previously only available through online companies. Further, the partnership reaffirms Ritani’s significant investment in helping community jewelers grow their business using highly-coveted technological and educational tools that are typically cost-prohibitive.

Ritani will debut Virtual Shelf at the upcoming JCK Show in Las Vegas, interested retailers can learn more about the program and sign up for a one-on-one demonstration at www.virtualshelf.io.

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Rahaminov Diamonds Trademarks Movál

It’s recognized for its modified, elongated oval shape.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LOS ANGELES – Rahaminov Diamonds has announced it has been awarded the trademark to its signature Movál diamond by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Recognized for its modified, elongated oval shape and cut to specific proportions to maximize the stone’s beauty, life and brilliance, Movál has quickly become a highly requested mainstay in Rahaminov’s collection. The specialty cut diamond possesses many characteristics of a timeless marquise cut, with the soft curves of an oval. Each diamond is sculpted based on the unique features of the rough; no two Movál diamonds are alike, making each piece of jewelry one of a kind.

“For many of our retailers, Movál has become synonymous with our brand,” explained Melanie Goldfiner, Rahaminov’s director of brand development. “As a result, we felt our next step was to ensure our legal standing of the trademark to avoid future potential infringement.”

Movál was introduced into Rahaminov’s collection in 2016, with new pieces being introduced annually. The brand will showcase a new array of Movál pieces at their upcoming exhibit at LUXURY and JCK in Salon 622. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Melanie Goldfiner at Melanie@rahaminov.com.

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Uneek Designer Benjamin Javaheri Wins 4 New Awards

The new awards round up the 21st industry accolade for Uneek Jewelry.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LOS ANGELES – Uneek Jewelry’s Founder & Designer, Benjamin Javaheri continues his remarkable winning streak as INSTORE Design Awards recognizes his artistry and creativity with 4 new accolades.

The new awards round up the 21st industry accolade for Uneek Jewelry. “I feel blessed! It’s quite an experience having the industry notice my work. It’s both encouraging and inspiring for all of us here at Uneek! This fuels our passion to continuously do more, push beyond limits and take on technical challenges to innovate and create aesthetically pleasing, heirloom-worthy jewelry pieces”, says Javaheri.


The roster is top billed by the ring Benjamin calls “Le Pur Et Simple” which is a true beauty in its simple, uncomplicated and unpretentious details. It receives First in the Engagement/Wedding Jewelry Over $5,000 Category. The Engagement Ring features French-pave split shank 18k white gold setting with a 5-carat certified cushion-cut white diamond center from the company’s popular Signature Collection.


The Retailers’ Choice Award for the Colored Stone Over $10,000 Category goes to “The Rio Elbaite Necklace”. The 18k White Gold Pendant Necklace is a tribute to its Brazilian heritage for its Indicolite Tourmaline Center and the celebration that is, El Grande Brasil! A spectrum of greens and blues make the 9ct. center dance to its own tune dazzled by the kite and shield-shaped diamonds.


And last but not the least, two awards are bestowed on “The Jaxson Bleu Ring” which garners both The Retailers’ Choice Award for Platinum Category and Third in Platinum Jewelry Category. This one-of-a-kind Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Piece is a celebration ring too close to home, a design inspired by the birth of Benjamin’s first son. The ring features an 8 carat Royal Blue Oval Sapphire perched atop 4.54 cttw. oval diamond eternity band. The oval diamonds appear like floating ovals on the finger and are intentionally comfortable and low profile due to its buttercup setting.

See these award-winning pieces and other outstanding UNEEK designs on display at salon LUX1221 of the Luxury/JCK Shows, May 29th to June 3rd.

For more information and other styles from Uneek’s Fine Jewelry Collection, please e‐ mail info@uneekjewelry.com or call (1‐888) BE‐UNEEK.

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