Jewellers' Network

Category: Industry News

WFDB Welcomes the GIA’s Changes to Reports for Lab-Grown Diamonds

Antwerp, Belgium – April 3, 2019: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has welcomed overall the changes by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to its reports for lab-grown diamonds. The GIA said its reports will be changed to come into line with revisions to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Jewelry Guides announced last year. Continue reading…


Japanese Precious Coral

Kawamura blends traditional Japanese artisanship and aesthetic with modern sophistication to produce a collection that ranges from timeless elegance to delicate whimsy, while also including several dramatic statement pieces sure to capture the appeal and imagination of jewellery lovers worldwide.

Continue reading…


SIHH AND BASELWORLD TO COORDINATE THEIR DATES FROM 2020

This partnership marks a significant breakthrough for the watchmaking industry.

From 2020, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (SIHH) and Baselworld in Basel, the two major events in the watch industry, will synchronise their calendars. In 2020, the SIHH will be held from 26 to 29 April in Geneva, followed immediately by Baselworld from 30 April to 5 May in Basel.

Continue reading…


Your love has gone platinum

Celebrate the milestones in this journey of love

Love is the purest universal energy – everything in the universe is created through the energy of Love; it grows deeper and stronger as time goes by.

Continue reading…


90,000+ Buyers Join HKTDC’s Twin Jewellery Shows

Attendance the highest to date; industry players expect overall sales to remain unchanged or increase

THE SIXTH HKTDC HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND, GEM & PEARL SHOW (26 FEBRUARY TO 2 MARCH) AND THE 36TH HKTDC HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW (28 FEBRUARY TO 4 MARCH), BOTH ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (HKTDC), HAVE DRAWN TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE.

Continue reading…


How Do You Feel About A Little Healthy Competition?

Featured-article-website-gemlab

Today I’d like to share with you the story of two upmarket jewellers in Durban, who had two very different attitudes when it came to opposition. One jeweller was so obsessed with the possibility of other jewellers taking potential business away from him, that he channelled all his energy in that direction. The other embraced, welcomed and encouraged the competition.  Continue reading…


Which key terms do you need to know when buying an engagement ring?

Featured-article-website-caitlinpurvis-February

If you’ve never shopped for jewellery before, choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating. First, you’re looking for something that your future fiancé will love, they’re expected to wear it every day after all! You also want a piece that shows how well you know them and represents your feelings for them. Lastly, you want it to fit (although this can always be amended at a later date) and ideally fall within your budget.

Continue reading…


Platinum is Timeless

Featured-article-website-Metcon-February

Spending time with Janine Binneman is like breathing pure oxygen, but the oxygen has a distinct azure blue energy which vibrates on the same frequency as a bubbling chemical reaction you’d find in some crazy Frankenstein-like laboratory. Janine and her all-woman team exude an honesty where creativity reigns supreme.

Continue reading…


Pneuma Abides by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Pneuma works to meet these important goals

Executive Summary

The Pneuma Academy’s initiatives toward meeting the goals was guided by decisions reached at the top-tier level of governments and think-tanks, toward achieving what has proven to be the elusive holy-grail.

This, simply put, must enact policies that result in the eradication of poverty and ensure the survival of the planet for our future generations. Continue reading…


The Jewellers’ Platinum Story – Incredible Metal

 “The first ring I ever made as a professional jeweller was in platinum and I set the benchmark very high, as not every jeweller can work with this incredible metal.” 

Continue reading…


The world’s prime marketplace for diamonds, gems & pearls

The 6th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (26 February – 2 March 2019) gathers the finest in the global jewellery industry, showcasing top quality stones, pearls and raw materials in Hong Kong. Continue reading…


Pneuma: Questions & Answers Part 3

By Michael Pneuma


Could you give us some financial stats regarding the implications of locally manufacturing as opposed to Importation?

Continue reading…


#PlatAfrica 2018 winners announced

The winners of the 19th annual PlatAfrica 2018 jewellery design and manufacturing competition were announced last night during a theatre production style award ceremony hosted by the company at the Theatre on the Track in Kyalami. The competition was presented in association with Platinum Guild International (PGI) India and Metal Concentrators. Continue reading…


Jewellers’ Network and WPO

This journey started with Skills Train and WPO Plant a Forest campaign in June 2018.

We managed to successfully plant 30 trees at the WPO Plant a Forest Site, Klein River Cheese Farm, Stanford. This is something we are incredibly proud of as our social responsibility program. Continue reading…


PlatAfrica 2018 – Own the future

Don’t miss your chance to purchase some of the most unique, once-off platinum jewellery pieces, from South Africa’s most talented and up-and-coming jewellery designers.

PlatAfrica 2018 pieces are available now!
VIEW CATALOGUE

#LovePassionPlatinum Continue reading…


Gemvision – Pirated Software

Dear Members

Please click here to view a letter which I received from Gemvision, the jewellery software developers of Matrix, Countersketch, RhinoGold & MatrixGold Essentials. It seems that there are many jewellers that are using Gemvision pirated software. They have advised that they will take bold action within South Africa, to eliminate the illegal use of their product. This includes raids.

Please ensure that your software is licensed or there will be serious consequences.

Regards

Lorna Lloyd
Chief Executive Officer


Freedom to create is an application away

Nontando Molefe, founder of Phatsima Jewellery Designs, has found that having her new permit has brought her freedom and hope for the future of her business.

“Applying for the Jeweller’s Permit has always been a huge hurdle as it appears to be so complicated. Having applied for my permit through the MetCon Permit drive I received good advice and assistance which helped a great deal. Continue reading…


LAELIM and IGC Disclose a Diamond’s Full Journey with GIA M2M

First retailer in China to participate

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2018 – GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced that Chinese retailer LAELIM Jewelry and Belgian diamond manufacturer IGC Group will pilot GIA’s M2M program that allows for complete transparency and traceability of diamonds along the value chain. This is one of the first instances where a manufacturer and retailer implemented the M2M program in partnership.  Continue reading…


Top 20 PlatAfrica 2018 finalists announced

Top-20-PlatAfrica-2018


The 19th Annual PlatAfrica 2018 jewellery design and manufacture competition continues to be at the forefront of discovering the country’s talent. The competition has continued to enjoy the support of previous entrants throughout the years. Following a record number of entries, the entries have now been shortlisted to the top 10 for both professional and student & apprentice finalists. Continue reading…


Jeweller’s Permits now: “A walk in the park”

So says Western Cape jeweller, and owner of Auriu Manufacturing Jewellers, Ilonka Doyle.

Her previous five-year permit took 14 “frustrating” months to receive and required several visits to the Gauteng based SADPMR, where she was also based at the time. This left her with great animosity when it came around to applying for a new permit in mid 2017. Sadly, her concerns were validated when that application was rejected due to incomplete paperwork.

Continue reading…