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De Beers Published Report to Society 2017

De Beers Published Report to Society 2017

Gaborone: The De Beers Group of Companies which released its Report to Society 2016 appropriately titled “Building Forever”, outlined the main pillars upon which its edifice is constructed.


Signet Resolves EEOC Case on Pay And Promotions

Signet Resolves EEOC Case on Pay And Promotions

New York: Signet Jewelers Limited announced that it has reached an agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve all claims related to the pay and promotion of female retail sales employees at the company in EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers Inc.


Bridge in Sierra Leone Triggers Dispute Over Diamond Mining

Bridge in Sierra Leone Triggers Dispute Over Diamond Mining

Koidu: A dispute over a bridge in eastern Sierra Leone thought to span diamond deposits has divided a local community with a foreign mining company accused of illegally mining the area after volunteering to rebuild the overpass.


India Sees Growth in Diamond Exports

India Sees Growth in Diamond Exports

Mumbai: India’s diamond trading gained traction in March, according to data from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).


US Jewellers Welcome ‘Tax-Fairness’ Bills

US Jewellers Welcome ‘Tax-Fairness’ Bills

New York: Jewelers of America (JA), a jewellery retail representative body, has hailed the advancement of two tax bills that it says would put online retailers on an equal footing with their brick-and-mortar counterparts.


GIA Discovers Hybrid (Natural/Synthetic) Blue Diamond

GIA Discovers Hybrid (Natural/Synthetic) Blue Diamond

New York: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has made an alarming discovery, namely, a natural white diamond covered by a thin (80 microns, or 0.003 inches) synthetic layer that colors it blue – and has warned that more such composites might be on the market. The 0.33-carat stone is a composite of CVD synthetic Type IIb diamond overgrowth on a natural Type Ia diamond.


De Beers Canada Receives 2 National Safety Awards

De Beers Canada Receives 2 National Safety Awards

Toronto: De Beers Canada received two prestigious national safety awards at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) annual convention awards gala on May 1.


China Protests Taiwanese Delegation at KP Meet

China Protests Taiwanese Delegation at KP Meet

Perth: The opening day of the May 1-4 Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting in Perth was noisily disrupted by the Chinese delegation which was upset by the presence of the Taiwanese group.


Tanzania Cautious about Synthetics at Arusha Gem Fair

Tanzania Cautious about Synthetics at Arusha Gem Fair

Dar Es Salaam: The Tanzanian government said it heard “rumours” that some people were planning to bring synthetic stones packaged as natural tanzanite and sell them to unsuspecting buyers at the ongoing Arusha Gem Fair, reports Rough & Polished.


Diamond Industry Close to Tracking 'Fingerprint for Stones'

Diamond Industry Close to Tracking 'Fingerprint for Stones'

Artisanal diamond miners, such as this one in Brazil, are the main cause of conflict diamonds entering the supply chain, according to the WDC.


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