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  Aerodiam Celebrate 25 Years
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     Aerodiam, a leading marketer of management solutions for the international diamond, gemstone and jewel industies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of activity in diamonds.................

 
   
  Asscher Voted WDC President
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    The board of directors for the World Diamond Council (WDC) elected Edward Asscher, a fifth generation diamantaire who heads the Royal Asscher Diamond Company of the Netherlands, as its new president.........................

   
  Adward for Chaim Even-Zohar
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     Renowed diamond industry journalist Chaim Even-Zohar has been awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa (DDC) for his lifetime dedication and contribution to the diamond industry..........................

 
   
  AWDC Addresses Gems Issues
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     The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the formal representative of the diamond industry in Belgium, has been involved in the Precious Stones Multi-Stakeholders Working Group (PS-MSWG) since its launch. Mark van Bockstael and Karla Basseller participate in the group's Communications Committee, though the AWDC is not financially involved in the initative.......................
 
   Candy by Victor Mayer
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   They are small, colourful and fun - and a definite surprise success. Candy is probably the most playful collection in the Victor Mayer portfolio and was developed by chance: Managing Director Dr. Marcas Oliver Mohr discovered a historic tool in the archives of his great-grandfather, the founder of the Victor Mayer company. The tool was used to shape small, two sided cabachons with a plesant feel. Without futher ado, he went on to develop the tool into a new concept for a refreshingly different collection.................

 
  CIBJO Mulls Synthetic Diamonds
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    The topic of synthetic diamond dominated the CIBJO Congress in Moscow. The three-day congress brought together over 130 delegates from 22 countries to explore numerous commission reports and research along with other issues impacting the industry...............
 
   
  De Beers Denies Synthetic Takeover
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   Global diamond mining giant De Beers has allayed speculation that it has bought or intends to buy a Russian company, which produces synthetic diamonds. De beers Group head of media relations Lynette Gould said that no such plans were in place. De beers has no plans to buy a Russian-based synthetic producerm," she said.................

   
  Diamond Body Renews Pact
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    The Chairman of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Wei Chuanzhong, its vice chair, Bernardo Campus, and the president of the world Diamond Council (WDC), Edward Asscher, have renewed the agreement for a global administrative support mechanism......................

 
   
  Diamond Hawala case unfurls
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     In India, the Enforcement Directarate (ED) of India will soon approach Middle-East countries and Hong Kong for obtaining details of iilegal payments made overseas in connection with the Rs 700 crore Surat diamonds Hawala case........................

   
  Diamond Leaders Express Concern
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     Honorary World Diamond Council President Eli Izhakoff called on CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalleri to lead a meeting at the world Diamond Congress in Antwerp of diamond industry organization heads to heal divisions caused by work of the Precious Stones MultiStakeholder Working Group (PS-MSWG).....................
 
   
 
  Fairtrade Gold in Jewellery
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     Fairtrade international and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have signed a memorandum of understanding, according to which Fairtrade commits to working with CIBJO and its member organizations to improve certified Fairtrade gold supplies to the Jewellery markets and members of CIBJO associated organizations. CIBJO commits to facilitating and encouraging its members to adopt and integrate Fairtrade gold and precious metals into their national supply chains.................

 
  Film Features Gem Mining in Tanzania
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    Tanzania has been an abundant source of gems such as tanzanite, ruby, fancy sapphire, garnet and tourmaline since the 1960s. Phillippe Brunot, an independent documentary filmmaker, discussed his film Follow the Zebra, which focuses on the lives of gemstone miners in Tanzania, following its screening at GIA's latest Gemstone Gathering in Bangkok...........

 
  Forevermark Enters Turkey
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    De Beers' diamond brand Forevermark is expanding into Turkey through a partnership with a local licensee, Zen Diamond. Beginning last month, Foreevermark diamonds are available exclusively in 25 Zen Diamond stores in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Samsun and Mersin............
 
  Forevermark Inscribes Millionth Diamond
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    De Beers diamond brand Foreevermark has reached a milestone, inscribing its millionth diamond with a Forevermark serial number and icon. Foreevermark etches only those diamonds that have met its strictest standard. The millionth stone was inscribed at the Foreevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp............

   
  Fourth Diamond Week in September
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    The fourth edition of the International Diamond Week to be held by the Israel Diamond Exchange(IDE) will take place from September 1-4, 2014.............
 
  Gemfields, Select Jewellery Join in Venture
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     Gemstone miner Gemfields is partnering with Select Jewelry, Inc. for distribution to specialty retailers in the US and Canada. Select Jewelry, Inc, will design and produce targeted collections of gemstone jewellery using emeralds and rubies sourced from Gemfields...............

   
  GIA Course at Harvard Business School
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    To address the unique challenges facing the gem industry, the GIA, in conjunction with the Harvard Business School (HBS), organized a global leadership class for 44 senior executives representing gem firms from 15 countries April 28-May 1 at the Harvard campus in USA. The custom curriculum, based on the renowed HBS case study method, examined topics ranging from strategy to customer centricity to leading high performance teams.......................

 
   
  Gold Jewellery Diamond Up
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     Global demand for gold for the jewellery industry was up 3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, totaling 571 tons. The World Gold Council (WGC) said this was the strongest start to a year for jewellery since 2005........................

   
  HRD Antwerp Expands Laboratory Services
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     HRD Antwerp and the Rapaport Group have signed an agreement whereby Rapaport will be providing global aceess to HRD Antwerp diamond grading laboratories in Antwerp and Mumbai. The service will include everything necessary for clients to have their diamonds graded by HRD Antwerp laboratories and will be initially provided to clients in New York, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai and Hong Kong.....................
 
   
   Indian Refiner Joins LBMA Standard
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   MMTC-PAMP has become the first indian gold refiner to join the London Bullion Market Association's good delivery list, a global benchmark for quality, which could help encourage indians to sell hoarded stocks of gold bars and jewellery. The LBMA said it was satisfied with the ownership, history production capability and financial standing of MMTC-PAMP and that the refiner had passed exhaustive testing procedures, under which its gold bars were examined by independent referees, and its own asaying capabilities were tested..................

 
   Lucara Reports Big Diamonds
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   Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered 13 diamonds larger than 100 carats. 2 of which exceed 200 carats, since the start of the second quarter. Of the 13 stones recovered, 8 are gem quality diamonds. The 5 largest gem quality stones weigh 259 carats, 239 carats, 2 tones weighing 153 carats each and a 133 carats stone. Since the begining of the second quarter, the Karowe mine has produced 239 diamonds larger than 10.8 carats, including 27 diamonds with weights between 50 and 100 carats.................

   
   MCL-Jeweled Garden with Swarovski Gems
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   Three years ago, the Swarovski team engage acclaimed designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza to partner on an art project highlighting Swarovski's genuine gemstones assortment.................

 
   New lab opens in Italy
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   A new Italian lab and gemmological Institute in Milan aims to fill what its owner sees as a void in the market by Providng grading reports, education and research..................

   
   Pandora Jewellery Sales Stronger
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   Pandora has begun the year with strong results, reporting increased revenue in all operating regions for the first quarter of 2014, including Australia. Revenue in Australia was DKK142 million a 16.1 per cent increase in local sales compared with the same period last year.................

   
  RJC Elects New Board
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   The responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the election of 10 new directors during its AGM in London last month.................

   
  SGL Expands Diamonds Courses
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   In india, Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories (SGL), an independent International laboratory that specialises in certification of diamond and diamond studded jewellery, is now in collaboration with the Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India(GJSCI). As the Gem and Jewellery industry has been identified as a high growth sector, the Government of India established the GJSCI to facillitate a skill based workforce. Through this association; SGL will provide retailers., manufacturers and their staff, with courses in diamond grading.................

   
   Smartphones with Emeralds
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   Gemfields has partnered with Genevan smartphone company Savelli to create a range of limited-edition luxury phones studded with emeralds.................

   
  Swarovski Reveals Brand Vision
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   Global jewellery giant Swarovski recently chose Sydney as the location to unveil its new international brand vision, with the events hosted by supermodel and company ambassador Miranda Kerr................

   
   'The Blue' Breaks Record
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   A pear-shaped blue 13.22 ct diamond nicknamed 'The Blue' has broken the world record at auction, having been sold to American jeweller Harry Winston for $23.8 million.................

   
   Vicenzaoro Dubai Jewellery Event in 2015
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   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Middle East's leading venue operator and event and exhibition organiser, has signed a joint venture with Fiera di Vicenza SpA, the organiser of one of the world's largest and most-respected jewellery event portfolios, to create 'DV Global Link' - a Dubai-based company conceived to consolidate the emirate's position as the region's undisputed jewellery capital................

   
 
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