Diamantkring - 13th Edition of Antwerp Rough Diamond Days A Success

Defying concerns about the state of the industry, which were clearly addressed by Antwerp's Vice Mayor and Alderman for Diamonds, Ludo Van Campenhout, and by Sergey Panchekhin, senior representative of Alrosa, the Antwerpsche Diamantkring's Antwerp Rough Diamond Days got off to a solid start.

Independent Assurance Program for Diamond Verification Instruments Launched

The joint collaboration by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers – the ASSURE Program – has published the results from the independent performance tests of Diamond Verification Instruments in the ASSURE Directory on diamondproducers.com/ASSURE.

Diamantaire Ehud Laniado Dies Aged 65 of Heart Attack During Surgery

Well-known Israeli-Belgian diamantaire Ehud Laniado died on Saturday aged 65.

His death was due to a heart attack during surgery at a Paris clinic, local media reported.

Diamond Producers Association Launches ‘For Me, From Me’ Campaign

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has announced the third wave of the Real is Rare, Real is a Diamond campaign.

Eurasian Economic Union Amends Nomenclature On Synthetic Diamonds

The Eurasian Economic Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on January 29 adopted a decision to amend the EEU Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature by introducing specific subheadings for unworked and worked synthetic diamonds and other synthetic gemstones.

Ernie Blom Writes to S. Africa Minister about Industry Needs

WFDB President Ernie Blom sent the following open letter to the Honorable Minister of Mineral Resources Mr. Samson Gwede Mantashe

Gemological Science International: Dubai Laboratory Receives EIAC Accreditation

The Gemological Science International (GSI) has announced that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) has approved GSI’s Dubai laboratory accreditation.

"The accreditation is valid not only in Dubai, where the GSI laboratory is located, but in all seven members of the United Arab Emirates," the GSI said in a statement. "GSI is the first and the only international gemological laboratory to achieve this accreditation. This accreditation upholds GSI's commitment to professional integrity, transparency and forward looking processes and procedures.

Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov Pays Official Visit to Israel Diamond Center

Sergey Ivanov, the CEO of Alrosa, paid an official visit to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) last week.

He was hosted by IDE President Yoram Dvash and IDE Managing Director Eran Zini.