Polished – wholesale and manufacturing

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A new program aimed at helping diamond and gemstone buyers, sellers and tradeshow organizers work efficiently called EasyShow is set to be launched.
 

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The GIA plans to open a laboratory in Surat, India, and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp in the second quarter of this year, as it aims to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.
 
The GIA announced that it has premises in both locations.
 

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The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) reports that hotel rooms for participating buyers are rapidly running out for the 7th International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).
 
Consequently, people registering late for the event will not be guaranteed free hotel accommodations, the IDE added. 
                                    

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Bain & Company’s seventh annual Global Diamond Report says rough diamond players will likely raise their marketing spending by around 50 percent over previous years to promote diamonds.
 

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I. Hennig Tenders will hold three rough diamond tenders at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) International Tender Center from March 13-16.

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Christie’s in Hong Kong will be offering the Jonker No. 5 diamond and an emerald and diamond ‘Palmette’ necklace at its Spring auction on May 30.

The Jonker No. 5 diamond is part of a collection of diamonds from the  726-carat Jonker rough stone discovered by Jacob Jonker.

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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.

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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.

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The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) platform, is all set to tackle the debate on ‘How diamonds fit in the new era of millennials’ with moderators Dr T.B. (Mac) McClelland Jr., President & CEO - Middle East, The Luxury Marketing Council; and Tim Dabson, Former De Beers Executive at the helm.

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An an in-depth discussion on “The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on wholesale diamond trading” will be held at the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) on October 17 as part of Day 2 of the Dubai Diamond Conference.

The moderators will be DDE Chairman Peter Meeus and former De Beers executive Tim Dabson. The subject has caused widespread industry debate in India and the UAE.

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