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Sotheby’s will offer the Blue Moon Diamond, among the largest known fancy vivid blue diamonds, for sale at its auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva on November 11.

The Blue Moon Diamond was cut from a 29.62-carat rough blue diamond found Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine in South Africa in January 2014.

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While the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) is officially in recess for summer holidays, anyone walking the busy corridors of the four high rises that comprise the exchange complex could get quite a different impression.

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In light of rising numbers of terror attacks, the Israel Diamond Exchange's security system will be operating at an increased level to ensure top security at the exchange's four buildings.

In a statement signed by the IDE's Security Committee Chairman Shalom Papir, the announcement said that rules and regulation relating to the opening of fire by guards and the use of force during a security event have been refreshed.

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The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that registration for the fourth edition of the Israel Diamond Week in New York is open.

The event will be held on the trading floor of the DDC, and will take place from October 19 to 22.

Around 100 Israeli diamond traders will be taking part in the event on the DDC's trading floor. 

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Around 100 exhibitors and several hundred buyers took part on the first day of the third India Diamond Week on the trading floor of the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York in Manhattan on Monday, the DDC said in a statement. The event is being held in conjunction with India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).

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The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced that registration for the summer edition (August 31-September 4) of the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) is now open.

Registered - and confirmed - buyers will be offered three free nights in the IDWI venue hotel.

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The Diamond Producers Association aims to support the development of the diamond sector.

Seven of the world’s leading diamond mining companies are to form a new body called the Diamond Producers Association (DPA).

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The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) said it was very pleased with the outcome of the meeting held by a number of the major producers - as reported by Bloomberg News - who met in London to discuss diamond marketing, industry research and the threat to consumer confidence from undisclosed synthetic stones entering the market.

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Ernie Blom, President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), has been invited to be the guest of honor at the International Diamond Week from February 8 to 12 at the Israel Diamond Exchange.

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Third through fifth grade teachers have a new colorful way to engage and excite students about geology, mineralogy and gemology through GIA’s new GemKids for Schools curriculum.

From volcanoes spewing lava to digging for hidden jewels, students can roll up their sleeves to discover science lessons hidden deep within the Earth. The cross-curricular and standards-based program is free to download.

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