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The Gemological Institute of America has changed how it communicates lab service time, now letting customers know the exact date a stone will be shipped or ready for pickup. 
The members of the World Diamond Council have elected a new board of directors in the first poll conducted since the organization amended its bylaws last November. 
The United Nations Security Council has voted to lift the nearly decade-long ban on diamond exports from the Ivory Coast, freeing the country, which already has been cleared by the Kimberley Process, to re-enter the diamond trade. 
Anglo American plc reported that De Beers produced 7.5 million carats of rough diamonds in the first quarter ended March 31, up from 6.4 million carats in the prior-year period. 
Diamond manufacturer Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK) recently marked its 50th anniversary by “Celebrating the Legend,” its founder and chairman, Govind Dholakia. 
The American Gem Society named industry veteran Doug Parker as the 2014 Robert M. Shipley award winner on Friday during Conclave.
United Nations experts report that a senior Ivory Coast army officer might be using profits from diamond sales to buy arms, violating the country’s longstanding embargo just as it was getting close to returning to the diamond trade. 
A number of mineral specimens from estate sources will be up for sale at Bonhams “Gems, Minerals, Lapidary Works of Art and Natural History” auction scheduled to take place on May 20 in Los Angeles.
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