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EGL International is the latest in a string of grading labs and diamond trading platforms to issue a statement on RapNet’s decision to stop listing all EGL-graded stones. Here’s what the lab had to say.  
Gemfields has entered into a joint venture with East West Gem Investment Limited in Sri Lanka to add sapphires to its portfolio of colored gemstones, which already includes emeralds and rubies. 
Storm Mountain Diamonds unearthed a 23.82-carat pink diamond from its Kao mine in the Kingdom of Lesotho, and said it will put the stone up for sale this month.
The 122.52-carat blue diamond recovered from the Cullinan mine sold for $27.6 million to a beneficiation partnership between the company that mined it, Petra Diamonds Ltd., and a “polishing partner” that wishes to remain anonymous.  
Jane Seymour, David Rocha and the organization he leads, Jewelers for Children, are the recipients of the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 2015 Good Awards, which recognize individuals for their leadership and impact on youth and communities around the world. 
True North Gems has signed an agreement with two companies to provide approximately $10 million to the company and its operating subsidiary for the Aappaluttoq ruby mine in Greenland. 
The Tanzanite Foundation recently announced that it would undergo a structural and operational reorganization effective this month to better align the nonprofit with the global tanzanite market and sightholder expectations. 
Petra Diamonds has pulled an exceptional 232.08-carat white diamond out of its Cullinan mine in South Africa, the latest in a string of large rough finds this year. 
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