Making precious stones shine globally

The Cambodia Gems and Jewelry Traders Association (CGJTA) urged their non-association counterparts in Siem Reap to come into their fold to ensure the Kingdom’s precious stone industry maintains quality and standards that are on par internationally. This, the CGJTA said, will attract more international buyers ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26271/making-precious-stones-shine-globally/

Gov’t calls on jewellers to improve

Cambodian government officials yesterday appealed to gem and jewellery industry representatives to improve design quality at the opening of the 6th Gem and Jewellery Fair on Koh Pich. Seun Sotha, director of the trade promotion department at the Ministry of Commerce, said while Cambodia’s gemstones are ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-calls-jewellers-improve

Scraping out a living in Pailin’s spent gem mines

Late last month, Nhem Bunna, a retired government soldier, struck it lucky here like few have since Ieng Sary led his Khmer Rouge rebels to defect to Phnom Penh in 1996. Clutching his index finger below the top joint, his feet still in the silt of ...

Hul Reaksmey and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/scraping-out-a-living-in-pailins-spent-gem-mines-61043/

Illegal miners tread carefully

In a remote part of Ratanakkiri, Lan Yorn ekes out an existence mining for gems. In his quest to provide for his family, Yorn engages in highly dangerous work illegally digging mines as deep as 12 metres with only the most basic of equipment. Government officials ...

Shane Worrell and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-miners-tread-carefully

Gem miners ordered to halt excavation by gov’t

The Pailin provincial governor has ordered a gem-mining firm to stop excavating land in a conservation area, local officials said yesterday. According to Lim Bou, chief of Boya-kha commune in Pailin town, local authorities received the order after it came to light that a firm ...

Phak Seangly and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gem-miners-ordered-halt-excavation-gov%E2%80%99t

Gems in the rough in Ratanakkiri

“These are the best quality stones,” Lat Yun says with a grin. Nestled in his outstretched hand are three unassuming rocks. “I don’t know what they’re called, I just know they’re the best.” The gemstones of Ratanakkiri are a mineral called zircon, but in Cambodia, they ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gems-rough-ratanakkiri

Cambodia eyes to become region's prominent gems, jewelry market

Cambodia has eyed to become a precious stone and jewelry hub in Southeast Asia region in the near future, Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said Thursday. Speaking at the opening of the 5th international gems and jewelry fair here, the minister said that with the fast ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-06/13/c_132452793.htm

Gem event promises to sparkle

Officials are predicting an increase in visitors and a glitzy showcase when the 5th Cambodia Gems and Jewelry Fair opens this Thursday in Phnom Penh. Set in the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre, the four-day event is drawing buyers and traders to Phnom Penh amid ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066161/Business/gem-event-promises-to-sparkle.html

Cambodia: Mineral, Metal and Fuel Resources

Cambodia, with a total population of 14,952,665 as of July 2010, is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The country mostly has a tropical climate and covers a total area of 181,035 km2 Cambodia’s key natural resources include ...

http://www.azomining.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=216

Australia Mine Company drills diamond in Cambodia

Renaissance Minerals Limited listed in ASX (Australian stock exchange under code: RNS) on June 26 announced the results of its first three drill holes from its inaugural diamond drilling program at the highly prospective Okvau Gold Deposit in Cambodia. An existing independent JORC-compliant indicated and inferred resource estimate has already been defined at the Okvau ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Cambodia's gems and jewelry sector set to shine

Inside a nondescript villa in central Phnom Penh, men and women in white lab coats peer through lenses, carefully studying the magnified objects in front of them. But these aren’t biologists researching cell division or bacteria; these are gem testers concerned with inclusions and refractive indices on rubies, sapphires and other precious stones. They are working ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=499

Cambodia Plans To Be Gem And Jewelry Market Supply In Southeast Asia

Cambodia plans to be gem and jewelry market supply in Southeast Asia region, commerce minister said at the fourth Cambodia gems and jewelry fair 2012 at Koh Pich (Diamond Island Center) on June 14. He adds: Ministry of Commerce is continuing its efforts to monitor and ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Koh Pich hopes gem fair shines

The five-day Cambodia Gems & Jewelry Fair (CGJF) will kick off on June 14 at the Diamond Island (Koh Pich) Exhibition Centre and will be hosted by the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce in association with Hong Kong’s World Trade Fair Ltd. the CGJF has attracted companies ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356761/National-news/garment-workers-back-to-table-for-more-talks.html

4th Cambodia Gems And Jewelry Fair

Cambodian Ministry of Commerce in association with Hong Kong’s World Trade Fair (International) Limited as International sole agent), the annual national flagship jewelry fair – The 4th Cambodia Gems & Jewelry Fair (4th CGJF), will be held on June 14 to 17, 2012 at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre (Koh Pich), at the ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Thailand’s gem industry may move to Cambodia

Cambodia could overtake Thailand’s gem export market to the United States within five years, officials said yesterday. Thailand’s growing economic status could soon disqualify it for tax exemption when exporting gems to the US market, but Cambodia’s standing as a Least Developed Country would allow it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030654866/Business/thailands-gem-industry-may-move-to-cambodia.html

Kingdom's first gem-testing lab opens

London-based checker of rare gems and jewellery Intertek has established a laboratory in Cambodia to help regulate and provide guidelines for the gem trade. Officially opening today, it is the Kingdom’s first gem laboratory. Intertek director in Cambodia Khut Sothy said the country had been ...

Shine on Pailin gems seen fading

THE precious stone industry in Pailin province is facing bankruptcy as supplies dwindle and locals turn to agriculture as their main source of revenue, provincial authorities told the Post. Pailin, long known for its rubies, sapphires and other precious stones, now depends on foreign imports to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122253558/Business/shine-on-pailin-gems-seen-fading.html

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