AGD DIAMONDS enters into a long-term contract with LIEBHERR-RUSSLAND

AGD DIAMONDS, JSC and LIEBHERR-RUSSLAND, LLC held negotiations on November 14, 2019. Nikolaus von Seela, Director General of the machine-building company and Sergey Domovenkov, Head of its St. Petersburg branch visited the office of AGD and the Grib...


WDC President urges governments to act on KP reforms to support the future of KP

Addressing the government representatives at the start of the 2019 Kimberley Process (KP) Plenary Meeting in New Delhi, India, on November 18, Stephane Fischler, President of the World Diamond Council (WDC) stated that with the KP’s three-year...


CIBJO Congress 2019 opens in Bahrain focusing on climate change

The 2019 CIBJO Congress opened in Bahrain on 18 Dec 2019, with CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri calling on the jewellery industry to take action on climate change, which he said was not an issue specific to the sector but is the most important story...


DMCC publishes Arabic language Diamond Terminology Guideline

"The Diamond Terminology Guideline" is now available in 10 languages, with its publication in Arabic.The latest version, which was published by the DMCC, ensures unity in diamond terminology across Arabic-speaking countries.


TAGS’ upcoming rough diamond tender slated for 6 -12 December

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) has announce their upcoming rough diamond tender taking place from the 6th to the 12th of December 2019 in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility at the Dubai Diamond Exchange, Almas Tower in Dubai.


WDC to champion the need for positive change at Plenary Meeting in New Delhi, which will be a watershed moment in the Kimberley Process

11 november 2019
( - These are whirlwind days for those involved in the buildup to the Kimberley Process (KP) Plenary Meeting in New Delhi, India, which will open on November 18 and conclude November 22. With a range of critical issues as yet unsettled, participants are sharing and promoting last-minute positions, during bilateral meetings in different parts of the world and at a number of strategically scheduled conferences, attended by many of the key players. The final minutes are on the clock for the KP’s three-year review and reform cycle, which began in 2016 and will end at the Plenary Meeting under the chairmanship of India. Some tough discussions will still be had, as difficult decisions need to be made – none more so than whether the scope of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme will be strengthened. At the heart of the debate is the definition of what constitutes a “conflict diamond.”