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First UK jeweller receives World Diamond Mark accreditation

National retailer F. Hinds is the first jeweller in the UK to be bestowed the World Diamond Mark by international diamond governing body the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). This mark is a sign that as a diamond dealer, F. Hind meets the highest standards of expertise, ethics and professionalism . Alongside the company’s

WFDB launches Young Diamantaires programme

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) launched an international Young Diamantaires programme at the recent 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai. The forward-looking project came out of discussions held by the WFDB’s promotion committee with the aim of promoting ongoing communications between younger diamond industry members and reaching out to new members of the

WFDB kicks off World Diamond Congress 2016

The 37th World Diamond Congress opened in Dubai yesterday (May 17) under the themes of transparency, responsibility, sustainability. Welcoming delegates from across the diamond world, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and chair of the Kimberley Process, said: “We often say that our city has a pivotal location between east

Industry financing issues to top agenda at World Diamond Congress

The 37th World Diamond Congress will focus on financial issues facing the industry, says World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom. The biennial meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will begin in just over three weeks, with the finance sessions set to provide critical information for the industry

WFDB unveils speakers for World Diamond Congress 2016

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses has announced the speakers list for the upcoming 37th World Diamond Congress. The biennial meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will be taking place in Dubai May 16-19. It has already been announced that the overarching theme of the congress will be transparency, responsibility

WFDB extends “sincere best wishes” to Belgium following terror attack

In a statement released to the press yesterday (22 March), the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) expressed its horror at the bomb attacks carried out in Brussels, extending its best wishes to the families of the people killed in the bombings, and a speedy recovery for those injured. “It was with enormous shock that

WFDB to launch Know Your Customer initiative in May

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has taken further steps to refine its strategy going forward, announcing its Know Your Customer initiative will launch in May. This news was announced at the WFDB Asia Summit held in Seoul where presidents were hosted by the Korea Diamond Bourse. Here, the WFDB’s executive committee agreed on

WFDB endorses appointment of De Beers veteran to top diamond post

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has publicly endorsed the announcement of Stephen Lussier as the new chairman of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), following his appointment earlier this week. WFDB President Ernie Blom hailed Lussier’s arrival and said the DPA would benefit from his long experience in the diamond industry. “Stephen’s breadth of

London Diamond Bourse offers advice on investment diamonds

The London Diamond Bourse has partnered with the Insolvency Service to deal with the issue of companies claiming to offer diamonds as an investment. The London Diamond Bourse has published a document on the public area of its website to try and prevent the public failing foul of “boiler room” scams purporting to sell highly lucrative

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