CIBJO president advocates case for small business enterprises during UN’s high-level political forum

Speaking at a meeting of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which took place during the United Nation’s 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has...

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World Diamond Congress: WFDB-IDMA joint plenary slated for Nov 2020 in Hong Kong

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have announced that the next World Diamond Congress will be held in Hong Kong from November 2-5, 2020.

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GIA certified a $10 mn diamond jacket - report

Fashion designer Farrah Gray and jeweler Peter Marco created a jacket featuring 460 flawless diamonds worth $10 mn, according to parade.com.

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Botswana Diamonds raises £250k to fund exploration, progress SA bulk sampling

Botswana Diamonds has raised £250,000 before expenses through the placing of 50 million new ordinary shares to fund its operations in in Botswana and South Africa.

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China reports a 3.5% rise in 1H jewellery sales

China’s the National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that jewellery sales in China rose 3.5 per cent year on year during the first half of 2019.

19 july 2019

Marange Critical to Zimbabwe Reforms, Group Says

26 december 2018
(Rapaport) - Global Witness is calling for improved transparency in Zimbabwe’s diamond sector, pitching it as a test case for the new president’s economic reforms. “The new government’s handling of the Marange diamond industry will be a clear indication of whether its commitments to economic reform and anti-corruption go beyond lip service,” Sophia Pickles, campaign leader for the organization, said in early December. Zimbabwe recently indicated that it will allow certain companies to explore and mine diamonds in the country, and that it would explore the possibility of allowing foreign majority ownership.