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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

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The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Signet Facing Probe over Credit Practices

07 december 2017
US authorities are investigating Signet Jewelers over its credit operations, the retailer revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) informed Signet on September 6 that it may take legal action against the jeweler, alleging that it violated certain sections of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Truth in Lending Act. The allegations relate to Signet’s in-store credit practices, promotions and payment-protection products, the retailer explained.
Signet will have the opportunity to present its position to the CFPB before the bureau begins enforcement action.
“Signet continues to believe that its acts and practices relating to the matters under investigation are lawful,” the company’s December 1 statement said. “Signet is currently unable to predict the timing or outcome of the [response] process…and no possible loss or range of losses, if any, arising from the investigations is able to be estimated.”

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