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South African investors have little appetite for investments

A business and technical leader in the diamond exploration and mining industry, James Campbell has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry and is currently Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. His immediate past role was Chief Executive...

24 april 2017

Jean-Marc Lieberherr: Medium to long term prospects for the world diamond market are strong

Diamond Producers Association (DPA) was established in May 2015 by seven of the world's leading diamond companies, including ALROSA and DE BEERS, to maintain and increase the demand for diamonds, as well as their credibility. One of DPA’s most important...

17 april 2017

Chidhakwa: I have no misgivings about diamond mining consolidation in Zim

Zimbabwe’s mines minister Walter Chidhakwa stands accused of decimating the country’s diamond industry when he decided early last year to streamline operations of mining companies in Marange and that of partly Russian-owned, DTZ-OZGEO, in Chimanimani...

10 april 2017

We are open for good business in all our locations - Erik Jens

Erik Jens, the Global Head - Diamond & Jewellery Clients - AMRO BANK N.V. comes armed with professional experience in banking, financing and investments. He has specialized in private wealth management solutions, investments in hedge funds, private...

03 april 2017

Those who do not define their own niche, will not survive

The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) enjoys broad industry support as a key annual event for the international jewelry community. The invitation to the ADTF can be obtained directly from the organizers, on the recommendation of one of the participants...

27 march 2017

AGS Launches Upgraded Visual Diamond Report

12 january 2017
The American Gem Society (AGS) introduced a tool that enables diamond suppliers and retailers to show a stone’s specifications in an interactive electronic format.
The so-called ‘Only My Diamond’ platform, an upgrade to the AGS Diamond Quality report, allows an enhanced set of visuals and descriptive explanations to be presented to customers in a “unique” way.
The new report includes a downloadable PDF that describes the quality specifications and a video of the stone. It also presents images and graphs, including an Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool image showing a pattern of light reflecting from a diamond.
There is a “need for a service like this in the diamond industry, especially one backed by the AGS Laboratories brand,” said Jason Quick, laboratory director at AGS Laboratories. The tool is an “extension of the AGS Laboratories mission of consumer protection” given that it “informs the consumer in a way that is interactive and engaging,” he said.

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