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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. 
CIBJO’s Coloured Stone Commission has released a report reiterating the terminology that needs to be used for lead glass-filled rubies.
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. 
Boston Red Sox players received their 2013 World Series rings last Friday, which are set with 126 diamonds, 16 custom-cut sapphires and nine custom-cut rubies.
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.
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. 
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. 
De Beers has named the five companies it has added as sightholders for the remainder of the 2012-2015 contract period. 
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