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