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DIB 887: TACY’S 2016 DIAMOND PIPELINE - SURVIVAL IN THE ABSENCE OF GROWTH
26 March 2017
In this issue: The 2016 Diamond Industry Pipeline
DIB 885: AMERICA’S PHANTOM KP AUTHORITY
30 January 2017
In this issue: The United States Kimberley Process Authority Institute – the official name of the entity we know as the United States KP Authority (USKPA), doesn’t “really exist.” The c...
DIB 884: KEEPING STOCK OF U.S. KIMBERLEY PROCESS CERTIFICATES
09 January 2017
In this issue: As the United States readies for a new president, DIB ponders whether the incoming Trump Administration will revitalize the domestic diamond industry. Taking a closer loo...
DIB 883: THE ECONOMICS OF LAB-GROWN GEM DIAMOND ‘MINING’
02 January 2017
In this issue: The rise of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds (LGD) continues, with natural and LGD producers vying for market share. DIB looks at the “synthetic mining costs” and the produ...
DIB 880: THE BELGIAN CARAT TAX: CAN NEW FISCAL REGIME TRIGGER INDUSTRY CLIMB TO PROSPERITY?
21 September 2016
In this issue: The Belgium government’s decision to implement a new tax regime for the diamond sector has far reaching social, legal and economic consequences. The government made a dec...
DIB 879: USA 2016: ROUGH DIAMOND “LAUNDROMAT OF CHOICE”; TIME FOR KP TO LIFT ITS PROTECTIVE SHIELD
06 September 2016
In this issue: The U.S. is identified as the world’s most convenient and “uncontrolled” rough transfer market. The U.S. imported in 2003-2015 some 39,336,818 carats of rough and re-expo...
DIB 865: DE BEERS DEFERS ITS OWN DEBSWANA ROUGH PURCHASES…
12 November 2015
The DTC International, which is contractually obligated to purchase 100% of the Debswana production, has informed the Botswana government that it is not taking up its rough purchase ent...
DIB 863: THE RIDDLE OF DE BEERS AND $5 BILLION OF ‘INVISIBLE’ PRODUCTION…
01 October 2015
The global production figures presented in De Beers’ Insight 2015 report differ significantly from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) official figures. DIB takes a closer...
BOTSWANA BENEFICIATION FROM A MARKETING AGREEMENT PERSPECTIVE: LOCAL ROUGH SUPPLIES - A PROMISE BROKEN...
11 May 2015
The President of Botswana, the Honorable Seretse Khama Ian Khama, has all the legitimate means to fix the plight of his country's ailing diamond-beneficiation sector, i.e., factory clos...
THE 2014 DIAMOND PIPELINE: THE YEAR THE INDUSTRY LOST CONFIDENCE IN ITS FUTURE
27 April 2015
The entire diamond pipeline – from rough to retail – ultimately constitutes one single supply chain. Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
THE SYNTHETIC IMBROGLIO OF IVANKA TRUMP'S DIAMOND JEWELRY
19 March 2015
Researching the gem-quality synthetic-diamond pipeline a few years ago, this journalist flagged celebrated high-end Ivanka Trump fine jewelry brand as a "problem area."
PACKAGING OLD LEAKS -- HSBC UNPLUGGED AGAIN...
19 February 2015
Imagine it must have been quite a thrill for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the knights in shining armor, when they were all sitting behind their comp...
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