October 2015 – GSI (Gemological Science International), one of the world’s largest gem labs and MJDMA (The Madras Jewellers & Diamond Merchants’ Association) hosted a free seminar at Chennai on “Indian Gem & Jewelry Industry – Issues and Solutions” on Tuesday, 13th October 2015. The seminar was divided into two sessions, where Session (I) was an interactive one-to-one practical session on jewelry grading as well as diamond & colored stone grading. Session (II) covered the Issues and Solutions related to the Indian Gem and Jewelry industry.
Session (I) had the participants asking about certain colored stone treatments such as glass filling and were shown some glass-filled rubies to understand the difference between untreated and treated (glass filling is a type of treatment) colored stones. Few participants were also enthusiastic to check their own diamond rings under the microscope and view the inclusions and estimate the clarity grade.
Session (II) which was conducted with a presentation emphasized on the issues that the Indian Gem & Jewelry Industry faces on a day-to-day basis. The participants were asked questions about certain trade terms used in the Southern Indian market which were explained in detail such as Jager diamonds, Doosham in diamonds, understanding Makeable and Sawable diamonds. The solutions presented were helpful for the participants.
- Overview of Indian Gem and Jewelry Market
- Industry Issues
- How Certification of loose stones and jewelry can solve certain issues
- Requirement of education for higher sales volume
- About GSI
- Q&A session
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She began her industry career by starting her own successful costume jewelry business. She then expanded her knowledge of the industry with sales, marketing and business development roles at several companies. In 2005, she joined Mark Gershburg to establish GSI. Ms. Azar is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; she currently serves as a Board Member of Jewelers for Children. She is also a Forbes Business Council member.
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