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Representatives from Zimbabwe paid a visit to Antwerp this week to discuss organizing a sale of rough diamonds from the country’s Marange region before the end of 2013.
This week marks De Beers’ inaugural sight in Gaborone following the relocation of its sales activities from London to Botswana, a move that has been two years in the making.
In an effort to tap into the growing demand for diamond fashion jewelry in China, mining company Rio Tinto has launched a new diamond marketing initiative called “The Fashion of Diamonds” there.
Colored gemstone miner Gemfields PLC saw both sales and profits decline this fiscal year, a year in which it held one less auction due to its issues with the Zambian government. 
A new book has been published that explains why Canadian diamonds are one of the most important discoveries of the last century and showcases how diamond firms are working to tag these ethically mined gems to regulate distribution. 
On the heels of a pink diamonds sale that set two records, mining company Rio Tinto reported “strong results” at its recent tender of large rough, dubbed the “Specials” tender.  
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) announced Wednesday that it will hold a third Diamonds in the Sky event in Las Vegas next year where it will honor Botswana’s President Ian Khama. 
The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) will bring together a number of experts to address opportunities and issues related to the colored gemstone and diamond markets during its upcoming Tucson Conference.
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