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World Federation of Diamond Bourses continues to support the Diamond Development Initiative
 
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has announced a donation from the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) in support artisanal diamond miners and responsible production.
 

GJEPC Preparing For ‘Mines To Market Conference In Mumbai

India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an associate member of the WFDB, will hold its annual ‘Mines to Market' international diamond conference on March 19 and 20 in Mumbai.

The GJEPC said the aim of the conference is to bring together leading miners, diamantaires, retailers, bankers and analysts from across the world. They will be debating a range of issues being faced by the diamond business.

It's Official: Sergey Ivanov is New Alrosa CEO

After two weeks of rumours and speculation, Russia has officially appointed Sergey Ivanov Jr as chief executive officer of diamond mining colossus Alrosa.

Ivanov, aged just 36, will replace Andrey Zharkov who is leaving a year ahead of his due date. Zharkov has reportedly been in dispute with the finance ministry over Alrosa's 2017 budget.

Alrosa CEO Zharkov to be Replaced by Sergey Ivanov

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev provided confirmation that Sergey Ivanov, currently the Senior Vice President of Sberbank, will replace Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov.

His comments were made to the TASS news agency on the sidelines of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

Marie-Chantal Kaninda is New Executive Director of World Diamond Council

Marie-Chantal Kaninda has been named by the Board of Directors of the World Diamond Council (WDC) as its new Executive Director.

Kaninda replaced Patricia Syvrud, taking over on March 1, 2017.

De Beers Second Sight of 2017 Generates $545 Million of Rough Diamond Sales

De Beers reported the sale of a provisional $545 million in rough diamonds in the second sales cycle (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) of 2017.

The figure, which will be updated at the next sale, appears to continuing show strong demand as the industry restocks.

Presidents Meeting Approves 'Diamond' and 'Grading Report' Decisions

The International Diamond Committee (IDC), a subcommittee of the WFDB and IDMA, met with a CIBJO delegation to discuss a final agreement for one standardized CIBJO/IDC book for grading polished diamonds and to confirm previously decisions agreed by both organizations in the past, Dieter Hahn told the 2017 Presidents Meeting.  

Diamond Club West Coast Announces Election Results

The Diamond Club West Coast Inc has announced the results of its recent elections.