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Diamonds

04/13/15

GIA adopts Sarine Instructor as standard software

Sarine Technologies announced that the GIA has completed an evaluation of its new DiaMension Axiom platform and Instructor software and that the lab has adopted Instructor as its standard software.

04/09/15

White Pine opens Mumbai office

White Pine Trading is increasing its emphasis on its Indian operations with the opening of a new location in Mumbai, marking its fourth internationally. 

04/07/15

Two Sarine Loupe service centers open

Sarine Technologies has collaborated with Brink’s Global Services to open Sarine Loupe Service Centers in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. 

04/06/15

Polished diamond prices soften again in March

With demand weak both last month and in the first quarter, the price of polished diamonds of all sizes fell in March, according to Rapaport’s RapNet Diamond Index. 

04/01/15

Forevermark opens grading lab in India

Located in Surat, the new facility dedicated to the De Beers diamond brand will do both grading and inscription. 

03/26/15

Journalist who exposed industry abuses now on trial

Rafael Marques de Morais, a reporter who authored a book detailing abuses in the diamond fields of Angola, now faces trial at the hands of those he implicated.

03/25/15

‘Diamond Squad’ head accused of money laundering

An Antwerp law enforcement official who has been spearheading investigations into wrongdoing in the diamond industry for more than a decade now finds himself on the other side of the law.

03/25/15

Alrosa’s sales climb but currency hurts profits

Russian diamond miner Alrosa saw diamond sales increase in 2014 but was stung by the sharp depreciation of the ruble. 

03/19/15

World’s largest diamond factory opens in Singapore

IIa Technologies said it has a commercially viable process for creating high-quality, Type IIa diamonds at the new 200,000-square-foot facility.