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Diamond Producers Association Announces Sally Morrison Leaving

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has announced that Sally Morrison, Managing Director of Marketing, will leave the organisation in May to pursue another professional opportunity.

To ensure continuity of momentum in the DPA’s U.S. marketing activities, Michael Pace will join the organisation at the end of March as Interim Managing Director of Marketing, until a permanent replacement to Sally has been identified.

London Diamond Bourse Starts IIDGR Window Collection Service

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has launched a new window service which will enable LDB members to have their diamonds graded or screened at the International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) Lab in Maidenhead near London.

Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa Announces New Executive Committee

The Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa has announced the newly elected Executive Committee following its Annual General Meeting on February 23.

List of Compromised Grading Certificates

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The Diamond Industry Needs to Help Itself

A message from WDM Chairman Alex Popov

Next week, on the occasion of the International Diamond Week in Israel (February 14-18), the Israel Diamond Exchange will be holding a diamond marketing panel discussion with the participation of Jean Marc Lieberherr, representing the Diamond Producers Association (DPA); myself as Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM); Jeweller to the Stars, Stephen Webster; and Patricia Syvrud, Executive Director of the World Diamond Council.

Planning The Next Three Years Ahead For WDM

The five-person WDM team met in Vicenza during the VicenzaOro January show for a strategy workshop aimed at agreeing a three-year marketing plan and budget. The meeting was made possible with help of Fiera di Vicenza with whom WDM signed a cooperation MoU last September.

AWDC Helping Belgian Diamantaires' AML Requirements With Database

Belgian anti-money laundering legislation requires diamond traders to identify their clients, verify their identity and conduct a risk analysis before proceeding to a transaction. AWDC, the umbrella organization of the Antwerp diamond industry, is therefore making a free database available to diamond traders to simplify this identification process.

London Diamond Bourse Couples With De Beers Lab To Launch Service in UK

London Diamond Bourse will guest on the stand of the De Beers Group, International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, at the Jewellery and Watch trade show over the coming week to launch a new partnership with IIDGR’s diamond grading service and melee screening in the UK.