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October 20, 2019

Israeli diamond export, one of the state's leading export branches, fell 21.1 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2019, Hebrew-language news website "Ynet" reported Tuesday.


According to the report, the Israeli exports of polished diamonds from January...

October 13, 2019

The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced a ban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls.

While synthetics trading is still rare in Antwerp, the umbrella group took action last month because it views the exchanges as promoters of natural diamo...

October 9, 2019

Members of the World Diamond Council (WDC) assembled in Antwerp, Belgium, on October 2 and 3, 2019, for the organization’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). 


The proceedings were dominated by discussions about the pending conclusion of the Kimberley Process’ review and ref...

October 6, 2019

Zimbabwe on Friday slammed a US decision to ban its exports of uncut diamonds, saying claims of the gems being extracted by forced labour at a major mining area had a "political agenda".

"We have never had anyone, let alone children, forced to work in Marange diamond fi...

October 6, 2019

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked the import of rough diamonds mined from the Marange fields in Zimbabwe, claiming they were produced using forced labor.

“CBP is firmly committed to identifying and preventing products made with the use of forced labor...

September 25, 2019

The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) has unveiled a redesigned diamond exchange, featuring the world’s largest diamond-trading floor and special windows that will enable it to hold ruby and sapphire tenders.

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), located in Almas Towe...

September 25, 2019

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Presidents Meeting kicked off in Dubai today with special sessions on lab-grown diamonds and provenance and traceability.


An important delegation from Sodiam including Chairman Dr. Eugenio Bravo da Rosa took part in the ri...

September 18, 2019

Angola is set to establish a diamond exchange, which will replace the state-owned diamond trading company, Sodiam, according to a report citing the country’s mineral resources minister.


Sodiam is currently responsible for the purchase and sale of all semi-industrial an...

September 18, 2019

De Beers and Botswana's ministry of mineral resources, will host a diamond conference on 5 November in Gaborone as well as Shining Light Awards.


The invite only conference will bring together international and regional leaders from the entire diamond value chain to eng...

September 15, 2019

Feryal Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer, DMCC, hosted HE Diamantino Azevedo, the Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil, and a senior delegation from the Angolan Government at Almas Tower, as per press release from DMCC.


According to the statement, Dubai Diamond E...

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