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  • 9Aug

    2014 GIA Global Leadership Program at Harvard

    GIA along with the prestigious Harvard Business School introduced a four-day program, for a select group of participants from the gem and jewelry industry. 2014 was the inaugural class and Mr. Santpal Sinchawla was one of the participants in the Executive Leadership Program.Read More
  • 28Jun

    Thai manufacturer’s mesmerising blue sapphire collection

    Sant Enterprises Co Ltd is once again aiming to fascinate buyers with its vast collection of coloured gemstones, headlined by blue sapphires.Read More
  • 11May

    Sant’s visits to Gemfields Ruby Auctions

    Colored gemstone mining and marketing company Gemfields – the largest producer of colored gemstones worldwide, will be holding their forthcoming Ruby and Emerald Auction this year.Read More
  • 26Oct

    Legacy of Sant Eneterprises from it’s Mogok Days

    The ancestors of Surjit Chawla were one of the first Indian families to shift to Mogok, Burma and involve themselves with the trade of gemstones under the name Ladha Singh Mehar Singh & Sons in 1886.Read More
  • 16Mar

    Ruby Seminar Baselworld

    Press release Sant Enterprise seminar at Baselworld 2015 Seminar – Ruby World in Transformation featuring GRS research Basel, 12 March 2015 The supply of Burmese rubies cannot meet the world markets demand anymore. Especially rubies from the prestigious Mogok area are in great demand. Nowadays, almost all available Burmese rubies are from the Mong Hsu […]Read More

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2014 GIA Global Leadership Program at Harvard

GIA along with the prestigious Harvard Business School introduced a four-day program, for a select group of participants from the gem and jewelry industry. 2014 was the inaugural class and Mr. Santpal Sinchawla was one of the participants in the Executive Leadership Program.

Read More
Mozambique's fiery red beauties

Thai manufacturer’s mesmerising blue sapphire collection

Sant Enterprises Co Ltd is once again aiming to fascinate buyers with its vast collection of coloured gemstones, headlined by blue sapphires.

Read More
Mozambique's fiery red beauties

Gemfields Sets $55M Auction Record

Gemfields recorded its highest auction total as it sold $54.8 million worth of rubies and corundum in Singapore last week. The sale fetched an average of $61 per carat for 895,848 carats, out of just over 1 million carats that were on offer, the miner said. The event sold 85% by volume and 98% by […]

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Sant’s visits to Gemfields Ruby Auctions

Colored gemstone mining and marketing company Gemfields – the largest producer of colored gemstones worldwide, will be holding their forthcoming Ruby and Emerald Auction this year.

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ICA Congress 2017 to be held in Jaipur

International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) will be hosting their VII ICA Congress in Jaipur from 21st to 24th October 2017.

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The Jewels of the World Collection at Bonhams, Hong Kong

The largest collection of ‘best in class’ colored gemstones from around the world are to be showcased at Bonhams Hong Kong as part of its forthcoming Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction.

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Gemfields Joins Forces with Top Jewelers for Spectacular Ruby Designs

Victoria Gomelsky February 12, 2017 In its latest series of high-profile design collaborations, Gemfields partnered with Fred Leighton to create a series of bold pieces using its Mozambique rubies. The standout design was a yellow-gold bracelet anchored by a 25.51-carat ruby. It was made for Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga, who wore it to January’s Golden […]

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Chinese and Russians queue up for replica of Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring

It is arguably the most famous ring in the world, the sapphire and diamond engagement ring worn by Diana, Princess of Wales that now adorns the Duchess of Cambridge’s left hand.

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Important Developments in Colored Stone Industry in 2016

2016 has seen some key developments in respect to the colored gemstone market.

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Mozambique Ruby Auction Raises $30 Million

Revenues from a Singapore auction of rough ruby extracted by Gemfields’ 75%-owned Montepuez Ruby Mining in Mozambique raised $30.4m – the fourth highest ruby auction result to date.

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Legacy of Sant Eneterprises from it’s Mogok Days

The ancestors of Surjit Chawla were one of the first Indian families to shift to Mogok, Burma and involve themselves with the trade of gemstones under the name Ladha Singh Mehar Singh & Sons in 1886.

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US Sanctions on Import of Burma Ruby Revoked

U.S.President Barack Obama has reportedly waived sanctions against the trade of ruby and jadeite from Myanmar/Burma. The move is intended to fulfil the announcement made last month by President Obama during the visit of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Mozambique’s fiery red beauties

Fast becoming a favourite among illustrious jewellery ateliers and designer brands, the Mozambique ruby is steadily carving out a significant niche in the coloured gemstone marketplace. Industry stakeholders share their business outlook for this African gem in the conclusion of our two-part report on Mozambique rubies.

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World’s largest blue star sapphire ‘found in Sri Lanka’

Gemologists in Sri Lanka claim that the largest blue star sapphire yet has been discovered in a mine in the country.  The gemology institute in the capital Colombo has certified that the gem weighs 1404.49 carats and say they have not certified anything larger. The gem is valued at at least $100m and the current […]

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Flaming Red Ruby Fetches $18 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

Flaming Red Ruby Fetches $18 Million at Christie’s Hong KongBy Anthony DeMarco, ContributorForbes “The Crimson Flame,” an exceptionally rare Burmese ruby sold for $18.3 million, setting a world auction record per carat of $1.2 million at Christie’s Hong Kong sale of Magnificent Jewels Tuesday. The 15-carat “pigeon’s blood” gem surpassed its high estimate of $15 million. […]

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A Royal Journey

Cr. JFW Magazine Winter 2015    

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Seeing Red

Seeing RedBy Jill NewmanRobb Report, November 2015 A 40-carat rough ruby from Gemfields’ Montepuez mine in MozambiqueIn a remote area of Mozambique, at the Montepuez ruby concession, miners last year uncovered aan extraordinary pair of matching stones. Each of the rough gems was nearly the size of cherry, and their combined weight was an impressive 45 […]

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Magnificent Mozambique Ruby

Magnificent Mozambique Ruby Ruby cutting expedition with Anurak Sinchawla and Dr. Peretti

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International Colored Gemstone Association Elects new Board of Directors

International Colored Gemstone Association  Elects new Board of Directors Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2, 2015 – The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has released the names of its board of directors following the organization’s board’s meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Congress. ICA President Benjamin Hackman was re-elected for a second two-year term, while […]

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Ruby Seminar Baselworld

Press release Sant Enterprise seminar at Baselworld 2015 Seminar – Ruby World in Transformation featuring GRS research Basel, 12 March 2015 The supply of Burmese rubies cannot meet the world markets demand anymore. Especially rubies from the prestigious Mogok area are in great demand. Nowadays, almost all available Burmese rubies are from the Mong Hsu […]

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Secret Rocks

Secret Rocks The $10 billion jewels industry is shrouded in beauty—and mystery. Is change about to come? By Shibani Mahtani and Patrick Barta The Wall Street Journal TO HEAR RICHARD HUGHES tell it, the journey was like something straight out of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” One of the world’s leading modern-day gem […]

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Diamonds are forever but here and now coloured gemstones are cutting edge

For those prepared to throw money – quite a lot of it – at the ideal Christmas present this year, the gift of choice is no longer white diamonds, but coloured gemstones. The market for coloured stones is on fire, with record prices being achieved for rubies and sapphires. At its latest ruby auction in […]

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GRS Launches Scarlet-Red Phoenix symbol inscription for Mozambique Rubies

GRS Launches Scarlet-Red Phoenix symbol inscription for Mozambique Rubies GRS (GemResearch SwissLab) announces the launch of laser inscription for Mozambican rubies. Type A: Ruby from Mozambique with considerable fluorescence is described as previously indicated by the descriptor GRS-type Pigeon’s Blood, owing to a similarity in color with its Burmese counterpart. Type B: Rubies typically appear […]

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Gemfields’ ruby auction nets $43.3m

Gemfields’ ruby auction nets $43.3m An exceptional 40.23-carat rough ruby from Montepuez. This ruby, which was named ‘Rhino Ruby’ by Gemfields, was sold at the Singapore auction Gemfields’ auction of predominantly higher-quality rough ruby extracted by Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada, in which Gemfields has a 75 percent interest, from the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique […]

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ICA 16th congress to attract over 400 foreign delegates

Over 400 global members of the International Colored Gemstone Association including the President of the Association Benjamin Hackman are scheduled to participate in the 16th Congress which is to be held in May from 16th to 19th, 2015 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. CA Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Altaf Iqbal cited the objective was to […]

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True North Receives $10 Million Finance Package for Greenland Ruby Project

By Danielle Max IDEX Online News

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Gemfields adds Sapphires from Sri Lanka to Colored Gemstone Portfolio

Gemfields is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture with East West Gem Investments Limited (‘EWGI’), a Jersey registered company, in order to progress opportunities in the

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Dates set for 2015 ICA Congress in Sri Lanka

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) confirmed that its next biennial gemstone congress will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from May 16 to 19, 2015.

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Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab announce ‘next generation’ disclosure for gemstone reports

Advancing Accountability and Ethical Responsibility Raising the Bar for “Mine to Market” Transparency

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New centre platform for gemstone

By Luqman Cloete The Namibian OFFICIALLY OPENED …Trade and industry minister Calle Schlettwein unveils the plaque to mark the official opening of the Keetmanshoop community market.

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Inaugural Mozambican Ruby Auction in Singapore Generates $33.5 million in Revenue

Gemfields’ inaugural auction of rough rubies and corundum from its 75 percent-owned Montepuez ruby deposit was held in Singapore from June 12-17. It reported to yield gross auction revenues of $33.5 million and an overall average value of $18.43 per carat. 57 out of the total 62 lots of high and low quality rough rubies […]

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Excerpt from Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector’s Guide

By Richard W. Hughes With photographs by Wimon Manorotkul and E. Billie Hughes

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‘Gemstone’ rush brings life to a halt in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla

‘Gemstone’ rush brings life to a halt in Madhya Pradesh’s MandlaBy Manjari MishraManjari MishraTNN The stones were first discovered near the ruins of Taragarh fort, once inhabited by Gondwana rulers, and tribals would sell them for a pittance. (Representative image) JABALPUR: After much hyped gold rush in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, Mandla in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing […]

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Art, Gems Vie for Auction Supremacy

Art, Gems Vie for Auction Supremacy By Jason Chow The Wall Street Journal Pity the diamonds. Lately, contemporary art has outshone expensive gems at the auction houses. This month, the frenzy of a Christie’s contemporary art sale in New York was capped by the $142.4 million sale of Francis Bacon’s triptych of Lucian Freud, which […]

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ICA Board of Directors 2013-2015

ICA Board of Directors 2013-2015 The board of directors of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) consists of 25 directors from 16 countries and regions. Mr. Benjamin Hackman was elected as ICA president for a two-year term from 2013 to 2015. Mr Hackman has been a member of ICA since 1984 and served two terms […]

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Coloured gemstone experts gather in Changsha

Coloured gemstone experts gather in ChangshaBy Christie Dang and Dodo To Coloured gemstone experts met in Changsha in May for the 15th biennial ICA Congress to address vital issues facing the industry. Congress delegates agreed that joint collaborative efforts and strong partnerships through effective stakeholder engagement are crucial to the growth and development of China’s […]

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Sapphire prices up on strong demand

Solid demand for fine blue sapphires, especially from the US, is pushing prices up, the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SGJA) said in a recent report. Heated or unheated blues are also sought-after in China and the Far East , the association said, noting that stones between 3 and 5 carats are among the […]

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Diamonds lose their sparkle, as women choose colour

Diamonds lose their sparkle, as women choose colourBy Brian Milligan Personal finance reporter, BBC News  Sapphires have rivalled diamonds since the Duchess of Cambridge wore Diana’s engagement ring Over the past eight years, the price of rubies and sapphires appears to have increased faster than that of diamonds. Coloured stones are, of course, much more […]

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History

History Santpal’s love for gemstones started early – here is the essay he wrote for high school graduation in 1978. “Burmese days” with family history and timeline 1890-1978. The British completed the annexation of Burma into British India towards the end of 1885, sending King Thibaw and his family to exile in India. It is […]

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Record-breaking Discovery of Ruby and Sapphire at the Didy Mine in Madagascar: Investigating the Source

Record-breaking Discovery of Ruby and Sapphire at the Didy Mine in Madagascar: Investigating the Source By Dr. Adolf Peretti, FGA FGG and Lawrence Hahn, GG GRS Laboratories (http://www.gemresearch.ch/video/Didy5.htm) In May 2012, the GRS lab in Bangkok received two very large, high-quality rough ruby crystals (Fig. 1A) for testing from a client who had flown straight […]

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