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To figure out the kids, the DPA turns to Mother

The Diamond Producers Association announced this week that it will be working with advertising agency Mother New York to figure out how to make diamonds appealing to the younger generation.


Civil society orgs boycotting Kimberley Process

The organizations that comprise the KP’s Civil Society Coalition confirmed Tuesday that they won’t be participating in any organized KP events as long as the United Arab Emirates is chair.


‘Harsh’ prison sentences given in bribery case

Four diamond traders accused of bribing a grader in exchange for higher color grades on reports will spend up to two-and-a-half years behind bars.


Diamond dealer Lou Blank dies at 81

Lou Blank, a longtime diamond wholesaler at his family’s business, Joseph Blank Inc., died this month at his suburban New York City home. 


Anglo American shuffles management team

De Beers parent company announced a number of management changes this week that are designed to aid in the company’s marketing and turnaround strategy, changes that bring a De Beers executive into a top position.


DEF’s Vegas event to include Good Awards

The Diamond Empowerment Fund is reformatting its Las Vegas gala to encompass the Good Awards, which previously were presented at a separate event in New York.  


RapNet: 1-ct. diamond prices down 1 percent

The RapNet Diamond Index for October shows continued softness in polished diamond prices, with trading improved but sales still below last year’s levels.


128-carat yellow diamond going to tender

Fusion/Hennig Tenders has a 128.18-carat fancy yellow diamond to sell, a stone recovered from a diamond tailings plant in South Africa.


De Beers launches high-volume melee testing

De Beers now is using its automated melee screener at its International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research facility in Surat, and plans to launch the service at the IIDGR lab in Antwerp next month.