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Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), recently led a delegation from the UAE to the Central African Republic (CAR) in February to assess the diamond situation first hand. It was his second visit to CAR, previously visiting as KP Chair in 2016. Since 2013, the Kimberley Process has imposed a temporary ban on the import and export of rough diamonds from CAR due to unrest. With the security situation improving, eight subprefectures have since been   more

De Beers and Angolan state-owned companies sign MOU to advance Angola’s diamond sector
De Beers Group, Angola’s National Mineral Resource Agency, Angola’s state-owned diamond company, Endiama, and Angola’s state-owned diamond trading company, Sodiam, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance Angola’s diamond sector with a focus on increasing diamond production, supporting the growth of alluvial diamond mining and enhancing social development opportunities for the benefit of Angola’s citizens.   more

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GIA Expands with State-of-the-Art Laboratory in Dubai
The global diamond industry now has a new, state-of-the-art option for meeting the need for trusted, efficient, and recognized science-based diamond grading services. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) opened the GIA Laboratory DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) in Dubai on February 19, 2024. “Opening a GIA laboratory in the important global diamond center of Dubai is a significant step in expanding our services to advance   more

Informa Markets Jewellery launches Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA
Informa Markets Jewellery launched today the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), an awards programme that applauds outstanding sustainability initiatives undertaken in the last three years by businesses of all sizes operating in the fine jewellery, gemstone and related industries. Entries will be accepted starting from today until 30 April 2024. Eligible companies   more

Strong Comeback of Twin Jewellery Shows @HKCEC & @AWE
Exciting News! The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewellery Show come back again this year! !!Skip the Queue!! REGISTER and VERIFY your buyer badge now for hassle-free entry to the fair! We highly recommend you to download the HKTDC Marketplace App, and to register, verify and retrieve your eBadge in one go for a fast and easy entrance to the fair! 👉   more
GCAL by Sarine Launches New Grading Lab in Surat, India
Singapore Exchange Mainboard (SGX) and Tel-Aviv (TASE) listed, Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is excited to announce the expansion of the GCAL by Sarine certification and   more