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Dubai Upgrading Diamond-Tender Center
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will soon unveil its renovated center for rough and polished diamond tenders, the bourse reported Saturday. “The DDE is currently under renovation,” the exchange said. “Once...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Almas Tower
Dubai Exchange Holds First Lab-Grown Tender
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) will offer rough lab-grown diamonds at tender for the first time, as it aims to diversify the emirate’s trade. The sale, which will be run by Hong Kong-based diamondtrading firm...
Rough Markets May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
RJC
RJC Appoints Executive Director
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has named IrisVan der Veken executive director, the first woman to hold the position. She replaces Andrew Bone, who left the organization in March.“[Van der Veken] is a strong,...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
DMCC GJEPC partnership
DMCC Joins GJEPC’s My KYC Initiative
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will join the Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s (GJEPC) digital know-your-customerplatform. All members of the DDE’s parent company, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre(DMCC), that trade in diamonds,...
Financial-Legal Dec 23, 2018 Rapaport News
HRD Antwerp
HRD to Open its First Middle East Jewelry Lab
HRD Antwerp will open a diamond-jewelry grading laboratoryin Dubai’s Almas Tower through a partnership with retailer Stargems Group. The center, which will be HRD’s first such lab in the MiddleEast, will be located within the...
Polished Markets Dec 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Dubai 150
Dubai Diamond Exchange Elects Board
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) has elected a new board of directors,featuring a range of professionals from across the industry, the bourse saidMonday. New members include Amit Dhamani, CEO of Dhamani Jewels;Davy Blommaert, the diamond-and-metals...
Rough Markets May 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Stargems to Host Dubai Rough Tenders 150
Stargems to Hold Dubai Rough Tenders
Stargems will host a series of rough-diamond tenders in Dubai this year, enabling miners, suppliers and other companies to buy and sell goods.The sourcing-and-supply company has formed a partnership with the Dubai DiamondExchange (DDE) to stage...
Rough Markets Feb 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Virginia Drosos Signet
2017’s Diamond Merry-Go-Round
The past year has seen a number of changes in management-levelemployees within the diamond industry. Here’s a breakdown of the new faces anddepartures for 2017: Alrosa CEO Andrey Zharkov stepped down to besucceeded by former Sberbank senior...
Polished Markets Dec 26, 2017 Rapaport News
Andrew Bone RJC Responsible Jewellery Council
RJC, DMCC Sign Social Responsibility Deal
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Dubai Multi CommoditiesCentre (DMCC) have agreed to collaborate to improve corporate socialresponsibility and promote high standards in the jewelry trade.Under the memorandumof understanding, the groups will...
Polished Markets Oct 22, 2017 Rapaport News
Constellation Diamond
Dubai Factory to Cut 813ct. Constellation
Dubai’s first diamond-manufacturing facility, which officially opened Tuesday, has been tasked with cutting and polishing the world’s most valuable rough diamond. Almas Diamond Services set up the factory with an investment of $1.8...
Manufacturing Oct 19, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Peter Meeus
Peter Meeus to Leave Dubai Exchange
Peter Meeus is stepping down from his position as chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), effective on January 1, the exchange informed the trade Monday. He will be replaced by Ahmed Bin Sulayem, who heads DDE’s parent...
Polished Markets Oct 17, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Dubai
Dubai Trade Warns Against Diamond Tax
The introduction of value added tax (VAT) on loosediamonds would strongly jeopardize growth opportunities in the United ArabEmirates (UAE), Dubai’s diamond leadership warned on Monday.“The possible cost implications of a VAT introduction forUAE traders are huge,”...
Polished Markets Oct 17, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Stephane Fischler
WDC Members to Meet in Dubai
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will hold its 13th annualgeneral meeting in Dubai, the organization said Wednesday.The AGM will feature discussions of industry recommendationsfor the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) review cycle,...
Rough Markets Jul 26, 2017 Rapaport News
Dubai
Alrosa in Talks to Raise Dubai Rough Sales
Alrosa has agreed to work more closely with Dubai to expandthe Russian miner’s business in the emirate’s trading center.Recently appointed Alrosa president Sergey Ivanov and AhmedBin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities...
Rough Markets Jun 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Dubai
Dubai Sees Diamond Trade Jump in 2016
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) gained 268 new members in 2016, facilitating a sharp rise in diamond-trading activity there.A total of 945 companies now operate in the bourse, out of the 13,500 members that the Dubai...
Rough Markets Apr 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Maryam Al Hashemi - UAE KP
Al Hashemi to Head KP Participation Committee
The United Arab Emirates’ representative at the Kimberley Process (KP), Maryam Al Hashemi, has been appointed to chair the KP’s Committee on Participation and Chairmanship for this year, the UAE recently reported.The committee – which...
Rough Markets Mar 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Dubai Probing Rough Diamond Values
From the get go, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) had a fair share of controversies as civil society, and a number of member states, expressed their concern with seating the...
Rough Markets Aug 25, 2016 Avi Krawitz
Kimberley Process
UAE ‘Ready to Back Venezuela’s Return to Kimberley Process’
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is prepared to support Venezuela’s attemptto return to the Kimberley Process (KP), The National reported, citingAhmed bin Sulayem, the chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)and the new...
Fair Trade Feb 16, 2016 Rapaport News
DMCC
UAE’s Ministry of Economy, DMCC Sign Pact to Supervise Rough Trade
The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)and the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) have agreed to enhance coordinationso that the supervision of the country’s rough diamond trade will be in linewith the Kimberley Process...
Fair Trade Dec 29, 2015 Rapaport News
kimberley process
UAE Chosen as Kimberley Process Chair
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first Arab country to take up the position of Kimberley Process (KP) vice-chair, assuming the duty in 2016. The Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC) and the...
Fair Trade Sep 16, 2015 Rapaport News
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