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The Second Zimbabwe Diamond Conference to take place next month will present the progress made by the country's diamond industry following its admission as a member of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in 2011. The importance to the global diamond industry of the developing Zimbabwe diamond trade is shown by the planned attendance of leading African mines ministers and diamond industry leaders.

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The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) says media reports out of India that some diamantaires are selling polished goods at discounts of 5-20 percent due to financing issues as a result of the closure of the Antwerp Diamond Bank (ADB) are incorrect. The GJEPC said the reports were "false and baseless".

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Visitors to Hong Kong from Mainland China for the Golden Week vacation do not appear to have been deterred from visiting as a result of the political protests in the former British colony.

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The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) wants members of its 29 sister diamond bourses affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) to participate in the February 8-12, 2015 Winter edition of its International Diamond Week.

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The diamond industry is facing a serious challenge to its integrity which could lead to major consumer confidence problems, if diamonds are sold with overstated certification. I want to stress that this is an industry problem that must be resolved by the industry in order to retain consumer confidence in our product and sustain and develop the international diamond trade.
 

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The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF), the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) and the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE), an Agency of the Government of Dubai, have joined hands to make the 20th anniversary of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai's leading consumer shopping experience, a truly memorable event.  
 

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Pure Gold Jewellers, a leading international retail jewelry chain headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, has become the first jewelry retailer to adopt and introduce the World Diamond Mark's Authorised Diamond Dealer® (ADD) program.
 

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The summer 2015 edition of the biannual International Diamond Week will be held from August 30 to September 3.
 
Meanwhile, preparations are in full flow ahead of the winter edition of the show to be held from February 8 to 12 on the Trading Hall of the Israel Diamond Exchange, the IDE's website reported.
 

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The International Gemological Institute is teaming up with the Gems and Jewelry Skill Council of India (GJSCI), which is affiliated with the Indian government, to provide professional jewelry training services throughout the country.

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HRD Antwerp is  launching the 16th edition of its international diamond jewelry design completion- with yhis year’s theme being “A la Carte – A Culinary Journey.”

HRD Antwerp says the theme aims to “encourage designers to produce sparkling and copious jewelry, seasoned with diamonds.”

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