08 Aug 2022
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
Signity will organise a seminar on marcasite
The event will help re-assure the popularity of the stone with the Indian artisans
By: Diamond World News Service
May 7 2009 7:42PM
Reference: 3786  


Signity India is organising a by-invitation seminar on the stone – marcasite, which seems to be gaining its popular foothold in the jewellery circle once again. The seminar is slated on June 12, 2009 at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. “With the recent rise in popularity of marcasite not just in India but all over the world, we feel there is a need to inform the Indian trade about the multifaceted use of this traditional stone. The best way to do this is by hosting a seminar, said Mr. Rajendra Jain, General Manager of Signity India.

The seminar planned for June will address all aspects of the material and the stone, its historic development, the use of marcasite in various design directions, information about processing, the world silver jewellery market and the current marcasite jewellery market. This traditional opaque jewellery stone cut from genuine pyrite, has been a favourite for centuries for its use in the manufacture of exquisite sparkling jewellery.

“Swarovski is the leader in cutting marcasites of unrivalled quality and has been a major supplier of the stone for decades. We want to guide the vast pool of Indian artisans to develop exciting new designs with marcasite,” Jain added.

The company has initiated various ways to promote the use of marcasite in jewellery. It had organised the MarcasitEment Design Contest last year held in cooperation with NIFT, underlining that the use of the stone, which proved fruitful especially in the current economic climate. “With limited possibilities of using new materials in jewellery, it is advisable to develop new designs with marcasite. Its unique soft-steely sparkle lends a particular elegance to any jewellery,” the Signity general manager underlined.

The seminar will be further enriched by the presence of speakers including Mr. Kurt Zbinden, Signity Regional Director South East Asia & Indian Subcontinent as well as Mr. Christoph Lechmann, Product Manager Marcasite, D. Swarovski & Co. Austria.

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Recent Issue
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 31216
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 8514
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 27411
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 38169
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 55948
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 67498
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 21277
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 49881
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 51591
Member of:
Supporter of: