WFDB: Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that former Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) President Peter Meeus will take over as head of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) programme.

IDE Innovation Center to Host Augmented Reality Start Up Inova

The Israel Diamond Exchange’s (IDE) technological incubator Diamond Tech will host Israeli start-up Inova Diamonds Ltd.

Industry Officials Turn up for Sarine’s Official Opening of Tech Lab in Mumbai

Sarine Technologies Ltd held a celebratory event to mark the official opening of the Sarine Technology Lab in Mumbai, India.

The event was attended by Sarine customers, diamond professionals and trade press members despite the seasonal floods, Sarine said.

WDC Presents to U.S. State Dept on Responsible Sourcing

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

It was the first time that the WDC presented to the U.S. State Department and supports the WDC’s strategy to raise awareness for, and encourage participation in, efforts to combat conflict diamonds, the Council said in a statement.

95-Ct Diamond Unearthed at Gahcho Kue Mine in Canada

A 95-carat diamond was recovered from the Gahcho Kué mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada, by Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.

The gem quality stone is the fourth-largest stone recovered from the mine since production began in 2016.

Botswana Central Bank Head: Review Tax System And Prepare For Diamond Depletion

The head of Botswana’s central bank has urged the government to overhaul the state's tax system and prepare its economy for declining income from diamonds.

Oxford University Developed Laser Marking Chosen by De Beers for New Jewelry

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

The firm uses high-precision lasers to create the markings below the surface of diamonds which makes it economically unviable to attempt to remove them.

First Amsterdam Boutique Opened by Royal Asscher Diamond Company

The Royal Asscher Diamond Company, together with leading Dutch retailer Schaap Citroen, has opened its first Amsterdam boutique.

The store has two floors dedicated to showcasing the brand’s diamond jewelry collections, featuring Royal Asscher’s signature patented Royal Asscher Cut and Royal Asscher Brilliant alongside their fine diamond jewelry collections.