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DIB 889-890: PURE GROWN DIAMONDS: QUO VADIS?DIB 889-890: PURE GROWN DIAMONDS: QUO VADIS?
10 May 2017

In this issue: India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), after years of investigations, indicted Jatin Mehta, his Su-Raj Diamonds and Jewellery Ltd. (renamed Winsome Diamond and J...

DIB 886: THE RJC’S STERLING IMBROGLIO: PRESERVING ITS MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION VALUEDIB 886: THE RJC’S STERLING IMBROGLIO: PRESERVING ITS MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION VALUE
09 March 2017

In this issue: Sterling Jewelers made headlines this week when various news media published selected details of an ongoing arbitration case involving claims of gender-based discriminati...

DIB 882: PAC UNPACKED – PARTNERSHIP AFRICA CANADA DENIES GOVERNMENTAL DONORS EXERTING PRESSURES TO CONTINUE UAE CHAIR BOYCOTTDIB 882: PAC UNPACKED – PARTNERSHIP AFRICA CANADA DENIES GOVERNMENTAL DONORS EXERTING PRESSURES TO CONTINUE UAE CHAIR BOYCOTT
09 November 2016

In this issue: At a recent closed meeting between African Members of the KP’s Civil Society Coalition with their Canadian “leader,” Partnership Africa Canada, several members argued for...

DIB 881: A FRAUD IN PROGRESS – A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO DEFAULT HITS INDIAN EXPORTERSDIB 881: A FRAUD IN PROGRESS – A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO DEFAULT HITS INDIAN EXPORTERS
20 October 2016

In this issue: Several Indian exporters have reported defaults by a group of some seven to nine U.S. diamond importers which suspended payments on some $35-50 million worth of diamonds ...

DIB 878: BOTSWANA FINANCING REVOLUTION: “U.S. GOV’T GUARANTEES LOANS TO DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS”DIB 878: BOTSWANA FINANCING REVOLUTION: “U.S. GOV’T GUARANTEES LOANS TO DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS”
25 July 2016

In this issue: History was made this morning at a breakfast signing ceremony in Botswana. Barclays Bank Botswana signed a $125-million credit guaranty agreement with OPIC, through which...

DIB 875: SWAROVSKI JOINS THE MAN-MADE DIAMOND MARKETDIB 875: SWAROVSKI JOINS THE MAN-MADE DIAMOND MARKET
11 May 2016

In this issue: Swarovski, the world’s leading producer of cut crystals, has quietly entered into the man-made gem diamond business with “Swarovski Created Diamonds”. DIB explores the po...

DIB 874: SPECIAL REPORT: GRAFT AND DIAMONDSDIB 874: SPECIAL REPORT: GRAFT AND DIAMONDS
28 April 2016

Our report on police corruption in the Antwerp diamond sector which appeared in the previous issue of DIB, elicited enormous feedback. Many questions and observations were made. What ar...

DIB 870: “CVD LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS WITH GIA NATURAL DIAMOND CERTIFICATES”!DIB 870: “CVD LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS WITH GIA NATURAL DIAMOND CERTIFICATES”!
15 February 2016

In this issue: Alibaba, the leading online internet platform for global wholesale trade, has been sending special Trade Alerts by email to millions of potential diamond buyers, offering...

DIB 869: U.S. RETAILERS UNDER ATTACK: WALKING THE FUZZY LINE BETWEEN CONSUMER PROTECTION AND EXTORTIONDIB 869: U.S. RETAILERS UNDER ATTACK: WALKING THE FUZZY LINE BETWEEN CONSUMER PROTECTION AND EXTORTION
31 January 2016

Diamond-jewelry retailers have come forward publicly stating that they have become “victims of extortion by a lawyer with a criminal record.” Meanwhile, these lawyers portray themselves...

DIB 868: COURT CASE AGAINST IIA TECH: DE BEERS FINALLY TAKES OFF ITS GLOVESDIB 868: COURT CASE AGAINST IIA TECH: DE BEERS FINALLY TAKES OFF ITS GLOVES
18 January 2016

The decision by De Beers’ wholly owned and controlled synthetic producer, Element Six, to file a patent infringement claim against the world’s largest producer of gem-quality man-made d...

DIB 866: Philippe Mellier: "We willl Bounce Back..."DIB 866: Philippe Mellier: "We willl Bounce Back..."
09 December 2015

De Beers Group Chief Executive Philippe Mellier, in his presentation to Anglo American’s Investors Day, firmly asserts that the current pipeline challenges spring not from a consumer de...

DIB 864: VIOLATING THE 11TH COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALT NOT DISCOUNT…DIB 864: VIOLATING THE 11TH COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALT NOT DISCOUNT…
26 October 2015

The impact of the changes being seen in the major producers’ rough supply policies may be far-reaching. This issue of DIB looks at the implications for the diamond business of the futur...

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