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AWDC Attacks Global Witness On Zimbabwe Diamonds Traded In Antwerp

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has strongly refuted accusations made by Global Witness earlier today regarding three shipments of diamonds from Zimbabwe which were traded in Antwerp between December 2013 and September 2014.

According to Global Witness, European sanctions that are enforced against Zimbabwe may have been violated, because of the sale of three shipments of Zimbabwean diamonds in Antwerp, which may have indirectly benefitted the ZDI (Zimbabwe Defense Industries).

Love & Co. Adopts Sarine ProfileDigital Diamond Report in China

Sarine Technologies Ltd said its Sarine Profile digital diamond report will be rolled out across China by Soo Kee Group Ltd under the Love & Co. brand for its Lovemarque diamond collection. Love & Co. is the bridal brand of Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Soo Kee Group Ltd.

IIDGR Launches SYNTHdetect To Give Retailers Synthetic Detection Confidence

De Beers' International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) unit has launched what it says is the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewelry, with the SYNTHdetect machine now available for delivery.

Israel Diamond Exchange's Tender Center to Host Sale of Rough From Letseng

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) International Tender Center (ITC) will hold Gem Diamonds’ first tender of high-quality Letšeng productionoutside of Antwerp.

The lots will include large, high-value rough diamonds (+10.80 carat) from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Viewing of the stones will take place at the ITC in the Israel bourse from October 15 - 18, with additional viewing in Antwerp from October 23 - November 2.

ALROSA President Sergey Ivanov Appointed to Board of Diamond Producers Association

ALROSA is one of the founding members of the DPA, created in 2015. The Association unites seven leading world diamond producers to promote and protect the reputation of the diamond industry.

ALROSA Supervisory Board Elects Anton Siluanov as Chairman

Members of ALROSA Supervisory Board voted to approve Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Yegor Borisov, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), was elected as First Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Alexander Galushka, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East, remains as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Botswana's Okavango First-Half Diamond Sales Up 9 Percent

Botswana's Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) posted an increase in sales of 9 percent to $309 million in the first half of this year resulting from an improvement in demand.

The state-owned company sold 1.8 million carats in five auctions held in the January-June period.

"In volume terms, there was a 3 percent rise on the year, indicating a higher per carat price had been achieved.

KP Meeting Opening Disrupted by Chinese Protest Against Taiwan Delegation

The first day of the Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting in Perth on May 1 was disrupted by the Chinese delegation which opposed the presence of the Taiwanese group.

Australia complained to China's ambassador to the country following the disruption, which was described by one attendee as "extraordinary".

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province which will eventually be reunited with the mainland. It insists that other countries cannot have diplomatic relations with both China and Taiwan.

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