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New De Beers Brand Will Drive Differentiation Between Synthetics and Diamonds, Says GJEPC

India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said that De Beers' plan to launch a jewelry line set with colored lab-grown diamonds "will drive clear differentiation and categorization in the diamond product category amongst the consumers."

Mumbai the Venue for Sarine's 2nd Technology Laboratory

Sarine Technologies Ltd has opened its second Sarine Technology Laboratory in Mumbai as scheduled, which is offering services to the Indian polishing centre.

WDC's Marie-Chantal Kaninda in Responsible Sourcing Presentation to U.S. State Dept

Marie-Chantal Kaninda, the executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC), has addressed U.S. State Department officials and civil society members on the topic of responsible diamond sourcing and the Kimberley Process.

UK Laser Marking Firm Chosen by De Beers for Jewelry Line

De Beers will be using Opsydia, an Oxford University venture, to create tiny laser markings on its new lab-grown diamond range, Lightbox Jewellery.

Close to 4,000 Visitors Attend Second Edition of CARAT+

The second edition of CARAT+ show recorded a total of 3,829 visitors during the three-day event in early May, up from 2,927 last year, the organizers said.

MyKYCBank Partnership Launched at Banking Summit in Mumbai by AWDC, GJEPC

India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) have launched a know-your-customer (KYC) exchange platform, called MyKYCBank.

Botswana’s President to Demand Increased Local Polishing in New Deal With De Beers

Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s President, will demand a new long-term diamond deal with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020 that will include more stone cutting and polishing domestically.

Stuart Brown Appointed President and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds

Outgoing Firestone Diamonds Plc Stuart Brown has been appointed as Mountain Province Diamonds new President and Chief Executive Officer with effect from July 1.