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NCDIA Opens Bangkok Office

Jul 29, 2018 10:03 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has opened a new office at the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok, bringing it closer to other industry organizations.

The location also houses the Bangkok Diamonds and Precious Stones Exchange (BDPE), as well as the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) laboratory.

“NCDIA and the BDPE’s board of directors are in alignment and will speak with ‘one voice’ to the Thai government [advocating] for laws that facilitate and promote the diamond business as a whole,” said Barbara Wheat, director of NCDIA Asia and vice president of international relations for the Ho Group of Companies, which includes AIGS.

The new site will be used to hold educational seminars for consumers on natural colored diamonds.

Additionally, the AIGS is working on issuing a “quality mark” to raise awareness and appreciation of natural colored diamonds, while NCDIA Asia is working on an exclusive colored-diamond exhibition to be held in China in 2019.
Tags: aigs, Asian institute of gemological sciences, bangkok, Bangkok Diamonds and Precious Stones Exchange, Barbara Wheat, BDPE, Ho Group, Jewelry Trade Center, natural color diamond association, NCDIA, Rapaport News
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