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Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

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“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

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Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

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“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

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IDE diamond theft gang apprehended at the Israel-Egypt Border

11 february 2019

ide_logo.pngA gang of nine thieves suspected of stealing a suitcase containing diamonds worth tens of thousands of dollars from the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) trading floor were arrested at the Israel-Egypt border by Israel Police before they could leave the country.
The theft happened during the International Diamond Week at the IDE during the end of January. IDE’s security system detected the disappearance of a diamond case at IDWI and within minutes details and CCTV footage were transferred to the police.
IDE President Yoram Dvash said, "The rapid arrest of the suspects was facilitated by our immediate cooperation with the Israel Police and security forces. The security system of the Israel Diamond Exchange is one of the best in the world. We will continue to do everything necessary to maintain the security and property of IDE members and buyers within the diamond complex.”

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