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TEMPORARY COLOR ENHANCEMENT: A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR INDUSTRY AND GRADING LABSTEMPORARY COLOR ENHANCEMENT: A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR INDUSTRY AND GRADING LABS
28 May 2015

The advent of a reversible (temporary) color enhancement treatment in the diamond market potentially presents a radical “game changer”, comparable to the discovery of the Yehuda Treatme...

ABN AMRO’S INDIAN EXIT: INDUSIND BANK CATAPULTS INTO $1 BILLION EXPOSURE
13 April 2015

For years, there has been growing speculation that ABN AMRO would exit the diamond-financing sector. This conjecture was not just because of sizable write-offs that were triggered by a ...

EGL VERSUS EGL: THE HIJACKING OF THE ISRAELI LAB...
11 February 2015

At any given time, one may find partners who share ownership of privately held gemological laboratories conducting bitter warfare (and often legal battles) against one another. As long ...

ECONOMICS 101: A COURSE ON ADDED VALUE
28 January 2015

The president of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), Maxim Shkadov, is clearly in pain. Recognizing that the supply of polished diamonds is far exceeding demand,...

TAKING ONE'S BANKER TO COURT
22 January 2015

There are many characteristic and recurring ways in which bankers or their clients can lose money in the diamond-financing business. The most frequent losses incurred by diamond-financi...

ROUGH IS FROM VENUS -- POLISHED IS FROM MARS
10 December 2014

The Israeli diamond industry and its bankers gathered recently to listen to a two-hour so-called "Bankers' Seminar," during which De Beers presented its views on the market, on sighthol...

THE NEW ‘WHITE PAPER INITIATIVE'
12 November 2014

Some of the key individuals behind the Precious Stones Multi-Stakeholder Working Group (PS-MSWG) apparently have second thoughts on the effectiveness of specific precious stones OECD du...

CHINA HIT BY EBOLA 'AVERSON BEHAVIOR': DELEGATIONS FROM VIRUS-IMPACTED NATIONS NOT INVITED TO CHINA KPCS PLENARY
31 October 2014

The Ebola "aversion behavior" has clearly hit China. In an unprecedented move, the People's Republic of China, which, as 2014 KPCS Chair, hosts the forthcoming KP Plenary in China, has ...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: INCOME TAX IN INDIA
14 October 2014

I cannot remember who once told me that income tax is a benign form of "capital punishment," but it sounds friendlier than the old clich? that the only things guaranteed in life are dea...

KBC’S SECOND BAILOUT: THE HOMECOMING OF ANTWERP DIAMOND BANK
02 October 2014

The official announcement of the closing of the Antwerp Diamond Bank (ADB) last month shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone. ADB’s mother company, KBC, made tremendous “noise” las...

OUTSOURCING TRUST: WHO WILL CERTIFY THE CERTIFIER?
23 September 2014

The diamond pipeline's midstream has experienced tough times over the last few years, with shrinking margins and competitive pricing. Diamond certification, however, continues to be the...

EGL SYNTHETIC DISCOVERY TRIGGERS ETHICAL AND LEGAL QUAGMIRE
19 June 2014

It started out with a television program in Nashville, Tennessee, which claimed that Israel-based EGL International gemological laboratories had lower grading standards than its competi...

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