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Stargems Dubai Tender
Stargems Closes Strong Dubai Rough Tender
Stargems sold nearly $50 million worth of rough diamonds ata tender in Dubai this month. A total of 577,000 carats of high-quality rough from acrossAfrica went on sale at the Dubai Diamond Exchange’s Almas Towers, withmore than...
Rough Markets Nov 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp Beurs
Antwerp Bans Lab-Grown from Trading Floors
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced aban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls. While synthetics trading is still rare in Antwerp, theumbrella group took action last month because it views the exchanges...
Polished Markets Oct 10, 2019 Joshua Freedman
DMCC
Dubai Opens Revamped Diamond Bourse
The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) has unveiled aredesigned diamond exchange, featuring the world’s largest diamond-tradingfloor and special windows that will enable it to hold ruby and sapphiretenders. The Dubai Diamond Exchange...
Rough Markets Sep 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Dubai Tender
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
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hiredPeter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for helping theorganization fine-tune its position on lab-grown diamonds and other industrymatters. Synthetic diamonds are a huge concern in the...
Polished Markets Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be tricklingthrough to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond exchanges.It began last November, when Anoop Mehta, president ofMumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), told Rapaport News...
Polished Markets May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
TAGS
Trans Atlantic Grosses $38M in Dubai Tender
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $38.4 million worth ofrough diamonds at a tender in Dubai earlier this month. A total of 41,347 carats of high-quality stones from minesin South Africa, Angola and Namibia yielded an average...
Rough Markets Apr 14, 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
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Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointedPeter Meeus as chairman of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) program. Meeus — who will take over from Alex Popov — was president of the DubaiDiamond Exchange from...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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KP Accelerates CAR’s Diamond Exports
The Kimberley Process (KP) has agreed to shorten the amountof time it takes to clear diamond exports from the Central African Republic(CAR) to one week.The KP monitoring team that polices CAR’s exports made thedecision following...
Rough Markets Jun 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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CAR Appoints Peter Meeus as Adviser
The Central AfricanRepublic (CAR) has appointed industry veteran Peter Meeus as a governmentadviser, in line with the nation’s efforts to make its diamond sector compliantwith global standards.Meeus (pictured), asinternational diamond specialist and special adviser,...
Rough Markets Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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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
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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
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
Dubai
Dubai Conference Set for October
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will host its biennialdiamond conference on October 16 and 17 this year, and expects to attractfigures from across the industry.The Dubai Diamond Conference 2017, which focuses on thetheme of “shaping the...
Polished Markets Jul 05, 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
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