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Russia Is ‘Elephant in the Room’ as KP Session Ends
The status of Russian diamonds was the main point of contention at the recent Kimberley Process (KP) intersessional
News Jun 26, 2022 Rapaport News
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Asscher to Serve Extra Year as WDC Head
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has extended the term of its current officers for an additional year
News Jun 20, 2022 Rapaport News
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Asscher Joins Responsible Jewellery Council Board
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has elected World Diamond Council (WDC) president Edward Asscher as one
News Jun 07, 2022 Rapaport News
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Indian Manufacturing Exec Sanjay Shah Dies
The Indian diamond industry is mourning the death of Sanjay Shah, a partner at manufacturer KBS Group and a former
News May 04, 2022 Rapaport News
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World Diamond Council Removes Alrosa
The World Diamond Council (WDC) ended Alrosa’s membership on Friday in response to the latest US sanctions against the
News Apr 12, 2022 Rapaport News
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Bourses Sign Up to Ethics Resolution
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has adopted a document calling for members to comply with standards
News Mar 07, 2022 Rapaport News
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Conflict-Diamond Definition Back Under Scrutiny
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has repeated its call for reforms to the Kimberley Process (KP),
News Nov 09, 2021 Rapaport News
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World Diamond Council Launches New Guidelines
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has upgraded its System of Warranties program to cover a broader set of commitments
News Sep 22, 2021 Rapaport News
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The Importance of a New Conflict-Diamond Definition
Rapaport Magazine recently carried an article by Farai Maguwu, founding director of the Centre for Natural Resource Governance
News Sep 05, 2021 Rapaport News
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Tensions Rise over Definition of Conflict Diamonds
A recent global meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) ended in controversy as Chinese delegates allegedly clashed with a representative
News Jul 05, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Natural-Diamond Trade Hits Back at Pandora
Leading trade organizations have lashed out at Pandora’s recent statements about lab-grown stones, claiming the retailer
News May 09, 2021 Rapaport News
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Two Major Trade Bodies Sign Partnership Deal
The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have agreed to work together
News Mar 16, 2021 Rapaport News
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Groups Urge Caution over Central African Republic
The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) have called on the
News Feb 28, 2021 Rapaport News
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WDC Elects Feriel Zerouki as President from 2022
De Beers executive Feriel Zerouki will succeed Edward Asscher as president of the World Diamond Council (WDC) in 2022,
News Jun 08, 2020 Rapaport News
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Kimberley Process Plans to Digitize Its Certificates
The Kimberley Process (KP) is trialing the use of digital certificates for rough-diamond shipments, claiming the method
News Apr 05, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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KP June Intersessional to Go Virtual
The Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional Meeting will take place as a virtual conference this year, as European borders
News Mar 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Royal Asscher President Retires After 50 Years
Edward Asscher has retired as president of Royal Asscher, marking his 50th anniversary with the family-run jeweler.
News Mar 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Asscher to Lead World Diamond Council
Edward Asscher, president of Royal Asscher Diamond Company, will take over as president of the World Diamond Council
News Feb 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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WDC Welcomes New Executive Director
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has hired industry veteran Elodie Daguzan as executive director to succeed Marie-Chantal
News Jan 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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KP Gives CAR More Export Freedom
The Kimberley Process (KP) has relaxed its rules for rough exports from the Central African
News Dec 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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