In the KP, familiar battle lines are drawn
The United Arab Emirates seems poised to become the Kimberley Process’s next chair and has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone, though the NGOs involved in the process say concerns remain.
Cecilia Gardner stepping down from the WDC
Jewelers Vigilance Committee President Cecilia Gardner is leaving her post as general counsel of the World Diamond Council, the organization that represents the diamond industry in the Kimberley Process.
CanadaMark looks to make its mark in the US
After resurrecting the hallmark program last year, Dominion Diamond Corp. launched a consumer marketing campaign to support the stones and, now, an online trading platform.
Diamond markets ‘stable’ in May
Lower supply supported polished diamond prices in select sizes last month, and demand in the U.S. remains consistent, offsetting the slower markets in the Far East, Rapaport Group said.
Diamond producers pool their resources
The world’s largest diamond mining companies have formed an association to buoy demand for mined diamonds, but won’t be doing generic marketing on the scale that De Beers once did.