Dates set for tender of Marange diamonds
The first tender of rough diamonds from the Marange region of Zimbabwe in Antwerp will take place this week, Botswana-based diamond company First Element (Pty.) Ltd. announced.
Worldwide, industry reacts to undisclosed synthetics
Synthetic diamonds--specifically those being passed off as natural--were one of the top stories in the jewelry industry last year, and it doesn’t look the man-made stones will be relinquishing their news-making reign anytime soon.
No date set for tender of Marange goods
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said it doesn’t have a firm date for its tender of rough diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange region, rebuffing reports that the sale started this week.
Rapaport lab launches synthetic detection services
The Rapaport Group’s RapLab announced last week that it’s now offering synthetic diamond detection services for the trade, utilizing the DiamondSure and DiamondView technologies developed by De Beers.
KP recognizes that Cote d’Ivoire is compliant
Though there is no new definition for conflict, members of the Kimberley Process did pave the way for one nation to get back into the diamond trade at last week’s plenary in Johannesburg.
Diamond manufacturer gives millions for hospital
The shareholders of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., a De Beers Group sightholder and diamond and jewelry manufacturer, have earmarked some funds for a very important and altruistic purpose.
WDC now restricts presidents to a single term
After being led by the same individual for more than a dozen years, the World Diamond Council (WDC), the organization created as the diamond industry’s voice on the issue of conflict diamonds, has established a term limit for its president.