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Mountain Province: New Kimberlite at Gahcho Kué

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc has discovered a new kimberlite at its Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (GKJV) leases – the first new discovery in the area in 20 years.

The Wilson kimberlite is located roughly 200 meters east of the Tuzo kimberlite and was discovered during drill testing of geophysical and geological anomalies in the area, the miner announced.

Sarine Introduces 'Sarine Diamond Journey with Select Midstream Suppliers

Sarine Technologies Ltd has announced the launch of 'Sarine Diamond Journey Official Partners’ Program.

Following the Sarine Diamond Journey™ provenance tracking program’s launch earlier this year, significant interest has been expressed by retailers interested in sourcing Sarine Diamond Journey documented goods. One of the major advantages of sourcing Journey documented diamonds is that retailers can then source these from a broad selection of suppliers and not be dependent on only a certain supplier with its own individual traceability program.

GJEPC Organizes India Pavilion With 40 Leading Gem & Jewellery Players

The leading jewellery event in North America, JCK Las Vegas, hosted the India Pavilion organized for the 16th consecutive year by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).

This year, 40 gem and jewellery exporters participated at the “India Pavilion” showcasing a wide variety of trendy, unique and innovative jewellery made especially for the US market. The India Pavilion was located at JCK’s Passport & Diamond Plaza.  

Rapnet Votes No On Synthetic Diamonds

Members of RapNet voted overwhelmingly against introducing services for synthetic diamonds.

The following are the voting results for the five issues polled.

Israel Diamond Pavilion at Hong Kong June to Host 30 Companies

The Israel Diamond Pavilion will host 30 companies this year at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which will take place from June 20 – 23 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

GIA Expands Courses Available in Japanese

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced that in late 2019 it will expand distance education courses available in Japanese.

In addition to the Diamond Essentials Intensive and the Diamond Grading Lab currently offered in Japanese at the GIA Tokyo school, GIA will offer four eLearning courses in Japanese: Diamond Essentials, Diamonds and Diamond Grading, Jewelry Essentials and Colored Stone Essentials.

ALROSA Among The Best Companies For IR Globally

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Russian diamond miner ALROSA said it has scored among the best companies globally as part of the international Extel Survey of analysts and investors held in 2019.

In Moscow, IDE and ALROSA Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash led a delegation of the heads of 28 leading Israeli diamond companies to Moscow last week to meet with senior ALROSA officials. Accompanying the delegation was Israel Diamond Institute Chairman Boaz Moldawsky and Israel Diamond Controller Danny Tal.

According to Dvash the purpose of the visit was to strengthen business ties and cooperation with the mining giant, with the aim of increasing the quantity of rough goods entering Israel.