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Diamonds

04/18/14

Diamond Development Initiative expands into the DRC

The Diamond Development Initiative, the organization working to improve the lives of artisanal miners around the globe, is partnering with Promines to improve the governance of metals mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, expanding the organization’s scope beyond diamonds. 

04/14/14

Alrosa inks agreement with GJEPC

State-owned Russian diamond mining company Alrosa has signed an agreement with India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council to share trade and statistical data on the diamond trade. 

04/09/14

GIA exhibit brings journal’s gem photos to life

Next month, a retrospective covering decades of jewelry photography in the GIA journal Gems & Gemology will go on display in Carlsbad. The pictures, and the pieces, will be there until December.

04/04/14

Shareholders seek to oust Scio board

A recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that a number of shareholders of Greenville, S.C.-based Scio want to replace the board because the lab-grown diamond company isn’t making any money. 

04/03/14

Swiss lab introduces synthetic melee identifier

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF in Basel has become the latest laboratory to create a machine designed to distinguish lab-grown melee diamonds from mined. 

04/01/14

De Beers releases names of new sightholders

De Beers has named the five companies it has added as sightholders for the remainder of the 2012-2015 contract period. 

03/25/14

Forevermark expands quality operations to India

De Beers’ diamond brand Forevermark is opening a second Diamond Institute in India next year in anticipation of the growth it is expecting to see in the coming years, the company announced Thursday. 

03/21/14

GIA again recognized for ethical practices

For the second year in a row, the Ethisphere Institute has again named the Gemological Institute of America as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

03/20/14

IGI celebrates 15 years in business

The International Gemological Institute in India recently marked 15 years of operation as the country's first international lab.  

03/19/14

De Beers adds another 5 sightholders

 De Beers said Tuesday it is adding five more companies to its list of sightholders for the current contract period but won’t be releasing their names until early next month, when they are “formally appointed to the list.”