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GJEPC Reports 50% Jump in India's Polished Diamond Exports In November

Polished exports from India last month surged by almost 50 percent to around $1.78 billion.

Polished exports for the April to November period were up just 1.3 percent to $15.6 billion, according to the figures from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).

Reorganization planned as Antwerp BrilliAnt fair delayed

The organizers of the BrilliAnt fair in Antwerp have announced the postponement of the ninth edition little more than a month before it was due to be held.

Eight consecutive editions of the show have been held in late January-early February.

ALROSA: 30 Auctions Of Special Size Rough to be Held In 2018

Russia's ALROSA will hold 30 international auctions for the sale of special size natural rough diamonds weighing 10.8 carats and more in 2018.

Two auctions will be held in New York where ALROSA's trade office will resume its full-scale operation, the mining giant announced.

Mastercard SpendingPulse Reports 5.9% Rise in Holiday Jewelry Sales

Holiday sales increased 4.9 percent this year, setting a new record for dollars spent, with jewelry sales jumping by 5.9 percent largely driven by last-minute discounts, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

WDC Upbeat on KP Plenary Results, 'Saddened' By IMPACT’s Decision To Leave

The World Diamond Council (WDC) thanked participants for taking part in the KP's Plenary Session last week and "embracing the spirit of collaboration and open dialogue around KP reform".

“This week we spoke openly and transparently about areas of the KP in need of the most urgent reform, and I am pleased that we have come together and agreed the way forward for us both as the Kimberley Process and as the diamond industry,” said Stephane Fischler, Acting President of the WDC.

Top GIA Officials Take Part in Diamond Club West Coast Meeting           

Representatives from Gemological Institute of America (GIA) attended the Diamond Club West Coast, Inc. (DCWC) monthly luncheon on November 30. The GIA was represented by Russell Shor, senior industry analyst, Dr. Sally Magana, senior research scientist, Judith Shechter, director of global business development, and Kate Donovan, manager of global alumni relations.

Chaim Even-Zohar Announces Retirement

Chaim Even-Zohar, after 45 years as a diamond industry analyst and journalist, is retiring.

Even-Zohar, in a final announcement in his Diamond Intelligence Briefing (DIB) publication, said the time has come to "rearrange his life priorities".

Erik Jens Steps Down as ABN AMRO Diamond & Jewellery Clients Head

Erik Jens is stepping down from his position as head of ABN AMRO Bank's Diamond & Jewellery Clients (D&JC) unit.

Geert van Reisen was appointed interim Global Head of Diamond & Jewellery Clients as of December 1.