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CIBJO President expressed support for De Beers plan to develop diamond traceability system

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has voiced the World Jewellery Confederation's support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology, which was announced on December 4 by the group's CEO, Bruce Cleaver.

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IDE to unveil technology breakthrough initiatives at IDWI 2018

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that it will unveil a series of groundbreaking initiatives that will have an important impact on the diamond industry in Israel and worldwide at the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI)...

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Chinese lab spots stone with CVD coating

A Chinese gemological laboratory has identified a well-concealed synthetic-diamond coating that bolstered the size of a small natural stone.While the lower part of the stone was a colorless, natural diamond, the upper section, including the crown and...

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Fancy yellow diamonds beat estimate price at Bonhams auction

Two separate lots of fancy vivid yellow diamonds that belonged to the Cullinan family were sold at a Bonhams auction for well above their expected price.

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De Beers’ Auction Sales ready to transition fixed forwards programme

De Beers said its Auction Sales business will transition fixed-price forward contracts to core business status, after the success of the pilot programme that was launched last January.

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A Trip Through the Diamond Industry in March 2017

17 march 2017
(paulzimnisky.com) - As the diamond industry marks its foray into 2017, Q1 demand for rough has been stronger relative to Q4 2016 and also relative to a year ago. Christmas season 2016, albeit mediocre, and a strong 2017 Chinese New year has driven seasonal restocking demand, and most, but not all, Indian cutters have begun to show signs of recovery after the initial shock of the demonetization last year. Last year, most miners liquidated excess rough inventories which they accumulated in 2015, and have since ramped-up production into 2017, resuming more normal pre-indigestion output levels of three years ago. Demand growth this year is likely to come from a post-election U.S. market where employment is stable and the stock market is at an all-time-high, driving positive sentiment that should translate into discretionary spending. The U.S. is the largest diamond jewelry market in the world representing 45% of global demand. China, the world’s second largest jewelry market, at 16% of global demand, should be driven by continued government stimulus and an ever-expanding middle-class consumer. India, representing 8% of the market, should show improvement year-over-year as domestic demand for jewelry returns as the demonetization impact is digested, especially in the second half of the year.

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