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Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

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James Campbell: Scoping study results for SA’s Thorny River due mid-year

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MGCJ founder Branko Deljanin: Production of synthetic diamonds is still larger than consumption

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There is some magic in a diamond

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Looking for the Kimberley Process achieving further and meaningful sustainable progress

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The 38th World Diamond Congress 2018 website goes live for registration

16 april 2018

The official website of the 38th World Diamond Congress has gone live, allowing participants to register for the June 19-21 biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), says a press note from WFDB.
The three-day gathering, organized by the Israel Diamond Exchange, will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, starting with committee meetings of the WFDB and IDMA on June 19.
WFDB President Ernie Blom said the WFDB and IDMA will have a full agenda of issues relating to their organizations and the state of the global diamond industry. "The World Diamond Congress will again serve its crucial function as a forum for our bourse presidents and other exchange representatives to discuss issues that affect our membership," Blom said.
"This Congress will be slightly different, with professional lectures and a joint panel discussion being held. I want to thank the Israel Diamond Exchange, and particularly its President Yoram Dvash, who is also WFDB Vice-President, for creating and leading a professional team that has put together an excellent program. I recommend that people begin the registration as soon as possible to ensure their place at the Congress," Blom concluded.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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