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Jul 29, 2015

Louise Prior Appointed As Executive Director Of WFDB

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) today announced the appointment of Louise Prior, formerly a senior executive at De Beers, as its Executive Director. Prior will take up her responsibilities from August 1, 2015.

Jul 29, 2015

WFDB President Applauds New ISO Standard For Clarity on Diamond Nomenclature

Ernie Blom, President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has praised the release of ISO International Standard 18323: Jewellery - Consumer confidence in the diamond industry. The ISO standard provides definitions which provide “clarity for traders” and help “to maintain consumer confidence in the diamond industry as a whole”, Blom said. He added that the WFDB was involved in formulating these standards.

Jul 29, 2015

Bart De Hantsetters To Take Over as Chairman, SBD from Industry Veteran Eduard Denckens

After more than a 20-year stint as chairman of the Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry (SBD), industry veteran Eduard Denckens will be stepping down. Bart De Hantsetters, whom the SBD Board of Directors has unanimously appointed as the new chairman, will be taking over from him.

Jul 29, 2015

Gary Roskin in New Executive Director of ICA

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has appointed well-known gems and jewellery expert Gary Roskin as ICA Executive Director. He will be based at ICA\'s New York office.

Jul 28, 2015

CIBJO Welcomes New ISO Standard Restricting Use of Diamond to Stones ‘Created by Nature”

CIBJO, The World Jewellery Confederation has welcomed the publication of ISO International Standard 18323 which rules that the descriptor ‘diamond’ can only be used for stones “created by nature”. The ruling is contained in a publication entitled "Jewellery - Consumer confidence in the diamond industry", which specifies a set of permitted descriptors for the diamond industry that are designed to be understood by consumers.

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