GIA Suspends Diamond Sealing Services and Duplicate Reports

Effective immediately, GIA will suspend diamond sealing services and the issuance of duplicate reports at all locations.

The Institute is taking this action after receiving a sealed diamond for verification that did not match the data label in the sealing packet.

GIA, with the assistance of an outside corporate investigation firm, is examining the circumstances surrounding the submission to determine the source of the sealing packet.

Clients with concerns about a GIA-sealed diamond may submit the unopened sealing packet to GIA for examination. GIA will verify that the diamond matches the report information and return it in a sealing packet at no charge. More


World Diamond Council concludes 2014 Annual General Meeting in Antwerp, pledges support for Ebola-affected countries and dealing with issues raised by FATF

The World Diamond Council (WDC) has concluded its 2014 Annual General Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, during which the WDC members considered and discussed a range of issues associated with the role played by industry within the Kimberley Process (KP), and related matters, including banking policies when confronted with inconsistent implementation of KP standards by companies and countries. Also considered were the supply chain risks impacting on KP compliance.

The Annual General Meeting, which gathered together in Belgium WDC members from around the world, was hosted by the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC). More


More Than 1,000 Attendees Expected For Opening Session of Second Zimbabwe Diamond Conference

Eli Izhakoff: 'Zimbabwe and Africa’s time has come. I am greatly confident of what can be achieved.'
With just days to go before the start of the Second Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, organizers of the event say 1,000 people are due to take part in the opening session, making it the largest diamond industry conference ever held in the country and one of the biggest in Africa. The focus of the November 6-7 conference, organized by Zimbabwe's Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, in the capital, Harare, is: 'Completing Zimbabwe’s Diamond Potential for the Future'.

With one of the largest diamond reserves in the world which could see the country produce 25 percent of global alluvial diamond supply, More


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