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New FTC Guidelines Appear to Give Boost to Lab-Grown Diamond Makers

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its revised Jewelry Guides which appear to give a boost to the lab-grown diamond sector.

New NCDIA Asia Office Opened At Jewelry Trade Center In Bangkok

The Asia office of the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has opened in the 59-storey Jewelry Trade Center (JTC) in downtown Bangkok providing a base in Asia for NCDIA members around the world, the organization said.

The Bangkok office will be a place to stage seminars for interested consumers to educate them about natural colored diamonds.

JVC Reviewing Revised FTC Guides, To Release Educational Materials

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is working on reviewing the revised Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries Guides and will release educational materials for industry members on the Guides soon.

WDC Officials Complete First Mission to Angola Outside of Formal KP Meetings

World Diamond Council (WDC) executives visited Angola for a series of meetings with stakeholders involved in the Kimberley Process (KP).

WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler and Executive Director Marie-Chantal Kaninda made the trip at the invitation of Angolan authorities, marking the first time there has been a WDC mission to Angola outside of a formal KP meeting.

Qatar Pearl Exhibition in Moscow Hosted by World Diamond Museum

A new edition of the well-received Pearls: Treasures from the Seas and the Rivers exhibition opened in Moscow on July 11 as part of the Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture.

GIA and Princeton University Cooperating on Advanced Diamond Research

Scientists at Princeton University have called on the GIA’s expertise in gemological research and the analysis of optical centers to evaluate how to use the unique properties of diamonds to create a highly secure communications network.

Synthdetect Shortlisted As Finalist For Industry Innovation Award - De Beers

SYNTHdetect, De Beers’ synthetic diamond screening device, has been nominated for Industry Innovation of the Year in the JNA Awards

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, announced that its synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year’s JNA Awards.

IGI: New Lab and Gemology School in Bengaluru

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) is to open its 13th branch in Bengaluru which will evaluate diamond jewelry as well as providing educational services in gemology.