De Beers to hold sight 5 from mid-June

De Beers is set to conduct sight 5 from June 15 in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, according to impeccable sources privy to the goings on.


DPA rebrands to Natural Diamond Council

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has rebranded to the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) as it seeks to promote the desirability of natural diamonds and support the integrity of the diamond jewellery industry.


DRC suspends board, management of state-owned diamond firm Miba

The board and management of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s state-controlled diamond company, Bakwanga Mining (Miba SA) has been suspended, according to news reports.


Christie’s schedules LIVE auction in Hong Kong for July 9

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels live auction scheduled for July 9 in Hong Kong will top bill a rare 12.11-carat intense blue/IF diamond ring.


Antwerp Diamond Bourse president Korn steps down

The Antwerp Diamond Bourse announced that its president, Jacques Korn, is stepping down for personal reasons and will be replaced by current board member and vice-president, David Gotlib.


Optimizing the diamond’s potential: A global movement of people using business as a force for good

27 september 2019

(World Diamond Council) - Next week, on October 2 and 3, representatives of the members of our organization, which are associations and companies from across the diamond and jewelry industries, will gather in Antwerp for the Annual General Meeting of the World Diamond Council (WDC). It is being hosted by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The subjects on the agenda of the meeting are of critical importance, relating predominantly to our industry’s push to improve the relevance and efficiency of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which is particularly pertinent given that the KP is now in the final months of a review and reform cycle. Another key issue is WDC’s own program to promote increased transparency and supply-chain due diligence from mine to retailer, as it is embodied in our new System of Warranties (SOW). Both these elements are likely to impact the way we all do business over the coming years.