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Feb 05, 2015

GIA Creates Kids Programme to Introduce Them to Geology, Mineralogy and Gemmology

GIA has created the GemKids for Schools curriculum, “a new colourful way to engage and excite students about geology, mineralogy and gemmology” -- as the institute puts it – for children in third through fifth grade.

Feb 04, 2015

HRD Antwerp Standardises Diamond Certificates And Jewellery Reports Across Centres

HRD Antwerp has made minor alterations to the look and content of its diamond certificates and jewellery reports with a view to achieving uniformity across different international centres as well as ensure full compliance with the rules for grading polished diamonds set by the International Diamond Council (IDC) approved by WFDB and IDMA.

Feb 04, 2015

Mountain Province Diamonds Secures Credit Approval for US$370 mn Term Loan Facility

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada\'s Northwest Territories, announced that is has received credit approval for the previously announced US$ 370 mn term loan facility. The mandated lead arranger for the transaction is Bank of Nova Scotia, with Natixis S.A. and Nedbank Limited remain joint mandated lead arrangers.

Feb 04, 2015

JFC Announces Philippe Mellier and Scott Burger as Honorees at Facets of Hope Gala 2015

Jewelers for Children (JFC), founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewellery industry with the aim of helping children in need, has announced that it will be honouring Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers Group; and Scott Burger, CEO of Pandora Americas; at their annual gala, Facets of Hope. The gala will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Feb 04, 2015

Forevermark Unveils Valentine’s Day Collection

Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group of Companies has launched an “elegant and intricately designed” collection of jewellery for Valentine’s Day to “honour and celebrate” the bond of love that the festival marks.

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