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RJC Taking Part in American Gem Society’s Annual Conclave

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) will be participating in the American Gem Society’s (AGS) annual Conclave from April 8-10 in Seattle.

This year’s Conclave features internationally-renowned speakers, 13 networking events and a schedule of 90+ breakout sessions designed to give attendees the skills and tools they need to increase sales and brand awareness, the RJC said.

De Beers Providing Enhanced Transparency With “Diamonds From DTC” Provenance

De Beers Group has announced that it is to support the diamond trade in providing enhanced transparency regarding diamonds purchased from its Sight sales by introducing a “diamonds from DTC” source of origin claim*.

GIA Updates Education Materials and Grading Reports for Lab-Growns

Following the recent update to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Jewelry Guides, GIA has revised its education materials supporting its core consumer protection mission and updated its grading reports for laboratory-grown diamonds to align with the revised guides.

GIA Introduces New Diamond Country of Origin Reports

On April 30, GIA will introduce the GIA Diamond Origin Report service which will confirm the country of origin of polished diamonds. To be eligible for this new service, the original rough diamonds and resulting polished diamonds must be submitted to GIA for analysis so that they can be matched to each other and to confirm the origin information provided by the participating mining company.

KP Diamond Experts Calls for Use of 8-Digit National Codes

The Kimberley Process (KP) Working Group of Diamond Experts (WGDE) has called on all KP participants to introduce 8-digit National Codes to differentiate between (rough) synthetic diamonds and other synthetic gemstones until the introduction of Harmonized System (HS) Edition 2022 on January 1, 2022.

AWDC Takes Part In State Visit To South Korea

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the umbrella organization of the Antwerp diamond industry, participated from March 24 to 28 in the Belgian State Visit to South Korea.

During the State Visit, and in honor of their 30th anniversary, Golden dew, one of Korea’s largest jewelry brands, launched three special cuts it developed together with Antwerp diamond companies.

ALROSA: Worldwide Jewelry Sales Increased by 4% in 2018    

Global sales of diamond jewelry grew by 4% in 2018 compared with last year and amounted to $85.9 billion. The growth rate of the global jewelry market was lower than in 2017 (+5%), mainly as a result of a slowdown in key consumption markets in the second half of 2018.

ALROSA's Verkhne-Munskoye Deposit Rich With Large Diamonds 

ALROSA announces the preliminary results of an experiment aimed at clarifying the diamond-bearing capacity of the northwestern area of the Zapolyarnaya pipe, which is a part of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit.

According to data obtained, Verkhne-Munskoye can become one of the richest in large diamonds among ALROSA's deposits, the miner said.