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Dear reader,

The year 2015, a year that will be recorded in history as an annus horribilis for our industry, is drawing to an end. If 2014 was a difficult year for the global diamond industry, then the past twelve months, no need to sugarcoat it, were utterly dramatic.

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On Industry Leadership

During the past weeks, we’ve seen a few interesting exchanges on the Indian blogsite GemKonnect about the need and call for industry leadership that will facilitate growth in the diamond industry.  One of the guest bloggers  - Russell Mehta, of Rosy Blue – identified what he feels are the two most pressing challenges to the industry; that is the lack of generic promotions to enhance and maintain the ‘equity’ of diamonds, and the issue of undisclosed synthetics being surreptitiously mixed with parcels of natural goods, particularly in very small sizes.
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Rough Talk - IDMA Blog

IDMA PRESIDENT PUTS DISCUSSION OF DIAMOND INDUSTRY FINANCING FIRMLY ON TOP OF THE INDUSTRY PLAYERS' AGENDA
As the primary representative of diamond manufacturers worldwide, I would contend that one of the major concerns all manufacturers share is the financial burden that we carry. Therefore, during my term as IDMA president, I intend to bring the discussion about financing to the top of the agenda. I want to try to engage all parties involved - rough diamond...
FROM THE OFFICE OF MAXIM SHKADOV, IDMA PRESIDENT
At this time, as these are the last few weeks before the end of year holidays, most of us will be quite busy. However, I think this is as good a time as any to invite our industry peers and do some strategic thinking about the future of the diamond supply pipeline. In no small terms, the last couple of days this congress have done just that, no matter how...