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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

Mountain Province to use CanadamarkTM certification program

05 june 2018
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. reported that the company entered into an agreement with Dominion Diamond Mines, according to which Mountain Province can use CanadamarkTM certification program, says a press note from the company.
Dominion’s Canadamark verifies that the diamonds are natural and untreated, mined in Canada and confirms their compliance with social, environmental and ethical standards. Joining this initiative, Mountain Province is determined to assure the supply chain integrity of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail. 
Reid Mackie, Mountain Province’s Vice President Diamond Marketing, said that customers who were going to their share of the Gahcho Kué production would be able to apply for Canadamark™ certification.
Dominion’s CEO Patrick Evans said, “We are proud to partner with other diamond producers such as to promote the natural beauty of Canadian diamonds through the Canadamark program. Canadian diamonds are highly sought after by discerning buyers around the world who place special value on a product that has been responsibly mined, cut and polished.”
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished

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