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The index is a product of the new Fancy Color Research Foundation, a global organization dedicated to tracking prices and supporting the selling process for fancy color diamonds.  
The new laws surrounding ivory and the identification of CVD-grown diamonds are among the topics that will be covered at this year’s event. 
The Accredited Gemologists Association has chosen Thomas Hainschwang, director of the GGTL Laboratories in Liechtenstein, as the recipient of the 2015 Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.
While January’s birthstone is best known for being a deep red, it is the greens of tsavorite and demantoid that are most in demand today.  
Gübelin’s Lore Kiefert and AGL President Christopher Smith are among those slated to speak at the Accredited Gemologists Association conference in Tucson this February. 
Suppliers’ desire to move stock and increase their liquidity pushed down polished prices in October and they are expected to soften further, according to the Rapaport Group.  
After receiving a grant from Signet Jewelers Ltd., the Diamond Development Initiative now is coordinating the technical assistance function of the Kimberley Process’ administrative arm. 
De Beers executives gave Anglo American PLC investors an overview of the diamond business Monday, highlighting financial transparency, supply-demand dynamics and its belief in brands. 
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