Ahmed Bin Sulayem,
Executive Chairman and CEO, DMCC

DMCC – the world's leading free zone for commodities trade and enterprise – stages the fourth edition of its highly anticipated Dubai Diamond Conference (DDC) on 26 September at the Almas Conference Centre, Almas Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The one-day conference gathers global industry professionals to discuss the impact of technological innovation on the diamond industry, its supply chain and future prospects.
Fluctuating prices and profitability combined with increased compliance requirements has seen the diamond industry go through a period of profound change. The pervasiveness of disruptive technology is also significantly altering the traditional methods of Diamantaires around the world; especially in terms of processing, valuation and trade.
Over 400 influential delegates are expected to register for DDC and debate modern market forces, and examine how best diamond companies  more

GIA Upgrades iD100 Gem Testing Device to Screen Pink Diamonds

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) released a software upgrade on Sept. 4 for the industry-leading GIA iD100® gem testing device, giving the instrument the ability to distinguish natural pink diamonds from laboratory-grown (HPHT and CVD) diamonds and diamond simulants. The GIA iD100 Pink Diamond Software Upgrade leverages advanced spectroscopic technology, combined with GIA's decades of research into pink diamonds. The new software is available for purchase on the GIA Store at  more

The Ministry of Commerce Ready to Organize
The 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair with the Theme Thailand’s Magic Hands Targeting Exports to Grow at 1%

The Ministry of Commerce by the Department of International Trade Promotion is ready to hold the 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair under the theme of “Thailand’s Magic Hands: The Spirit of Jewelry Making” where the nation’s best gems and jewelry product will take the spotlight, showing the unique precious traditions blended with modern craftsmanship. This event also aims to promote Thailand as one of the key hubs for gems and jewelry trading and manufacturing in the world.
Mrs. Vannaporn Ketudat, Deputy Director-General of Department of International Trade Promotion, reveals that the gems and jewelry  more

AWDC discontinues financial contribution to WTOCD

The Scientific and Technical Research Center for Diamond (WTOCD) can no longer count on the unrestricted financial support from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the umbrella organization for the Antwerp diamond industry. "The current market situation has led us to take this decision," says Margaux Donckier, AWDC spokeswoman. The WTOCD was established in 1977 as an  more

Collaboration with world-famous De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds

The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) announced that jewellers and diamond dealers in Bahrain and the region can now make use of their diamond grading service due to a strategic partnership between DANAT and the internationally-renowned De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds. DANAT has announced that the addition of the diamond grading service is part of DANAT's transformation  more

Kenneth Scarrat joins ICAGemlab as Managing Partner. To be based in Bangkok and will continue to consult Danat as an advisor.