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US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned
News Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in the country, as part
News Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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UN Resolution Calls for KP Reforms
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has enacted a resolution calling for reforms to increase the effectiveness
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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Botswana Denies Zimbabwe Loan Report
The president of Botswana has repudiated claims that the country planned to loan Zimbabwe $600 million to support
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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KP Needs to Embrace Change, WDC Says
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler has urged the Kimberley Process (KP) to implement changes
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News
News Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Marange Critical to Zimbabwe Reforms, Says NGO
Global Witness is calling for improved transparency in Zimbabwe’s diamond sector, pitching it as a test case for the new
News Dec 09, 2018 Rapaport News
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‘Diamonds and Lies’ Exposes the Real Fake
In the era of fake news and synthetic diamonds, it was a matter of time before the two would meet.
Analysis Dec 06, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Artisanal diamonds miner in Sierra Leone
WDC Issues Definition of Conflict Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has released its proposed new Kimberley Process (KP) definition of conflict
News Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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NGOs Slam Industry’s Human-Rights Efforts
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the diamond trade over its apparent leniency in preventing human-rights abuses
News Nov 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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CAR Appeals for Wider Diamond Clearance
The Central African Republic (CAR) is hoping this week’s Kimberley Process (KP) meeting will help raise
News Nov 12, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expanded definition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process
News Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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The Diamond Trade’s Provenance Challenge
Several traceability programs have launched in the past two years, marking a shift in the way the diamond
Analysis Oct 31, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Violence Limiting CAR Diamond Exports
Continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is making it impossible for the nation to develop its diamond
News Oct 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Brexit Could Halt UK Rough Trade
The UK will temporarily be unable to import and export rough diamonds if the nation leaves the European Union
News Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Urges Better Control of Gemstone Supply
Countries should designate locations where colored gemstones enter the market in a bid to ensure the integrity of the
News Oct 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Investors Call for Better Supply-Chain Checks
More than 60 institutional investors have urged the jewelry trade to implement more stringent control of supply chains
News Oct 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no natural resource lasts forever, and the rare
News Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Diamonds Still Linked to Conflict – Civil Society
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the lack of transparency in the diamond industry, claiming the trade continues
News Jul 31, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed Peter Meeus as chairman of its World Diamond Mark
News Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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