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  • Sarine Technologies has announced it is, "expanding its services, adding 4Cs grading and diamond identification to its Sarine Profile Report." Using proprietary tools including its automated clarity, color, cut and light performance grading technologies along with advanced synthetic diamond and treatment detection methods, Sarine claims it will be able to, "deliver an unmatched level of accurate, repeatable and automated diamond grading with less subjectivity and far fewer human errors.

  • The sixth edition of the unique "Rough Diamond Days" got underway yesterday (May 10) at the Rough Diamond Bourse (Antwerpsche Diamantkring) in Antwerp, and the traders on the floor are clearly enthusiastic about the format. The event creates a forum for Antwerp-based rough traders - approximately 45 at this edition - to showcase their goods to local and international buyers on an open trade floor, the way it used to be done, and is the only one of its kind.

  • On Thursday March 9, 2017 Antwerp’s Young Diamantaires hosted their first networking event since the initiative was relaunched. Supported by the Antwerpsche Diamantkring, the Young Diamantaires’ program is designed to provide a platform for the under-40 generation of diamantaires, polishers, jewelry manufacturers and diamond industry professionals working and living in Belgium. The Diamond Loupe sat down with a few committee members from the Young Diamantaires Antwerp (YDA) and asked them about their initiative.

  • The month of November in Antwerp is replete with rough diamond tenders and auctions from a full range of mining companies, including eight tenders from auction houses Bonas, DDA Trading, KOIN InternationalFirst Element and iHennig, three auctions by mining companies Rio Tinto (Diavik & Arg

  • The Belgian Federation of Diamond Bourses (BFDB), the umbrella organization for Antwerp's four diamond bourses, has announced the names on the new Board of Directors for the respective bourses as well as BFDB's own Executive Committee. On October 8, 1893, the city's first bourse, the Diamantclub van Antwerpen, was established to promote and facilitate trade and industry in diamonds and other precious stones.

  • The Antwerpsche Diamantkring, Antwerp’s rough diamond bourse known as the Kring, will hold its summer edition of the Antwerp Rough Diamond Days from June 21 to 22 in the Diamantkring’s trading hall. All members of the 30 exchanges affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses can enter the trade fair event.

  • The Antwerpsche Diamantkring (Rough Diamond Bourse) last week held its second version of Antwerp Rough Diamond Days, and by all accounts sales were vigorous. Approximately 50 rough diamond exhibitors did business with no less than 370 national and international diamond dealers, while the bourse estimates that a total of 2,500 interested parties visited the Rough Diamond Days over the course of the event. Organizer and Chairman of the Antwerpsche Diamantkring Freddy Inzlicht said, “Now more than ever, the time has come to stand united, and join forces to promote our industry.

  • The Antwerp Rough Diamond Bourse - Antwerpsche Diamantkring (ADK) - is set to host the first auction ever to take place in an Antwerp diamond exchange, writes IDEX Online. The annoucement comes after the ADK signed a five-year agreement with recently launched Antwerp-based diamond selling channel DAuction House. ADK president Freddy Inzlicht said that DAuction House represented a new out-of-the-box initiative, which created a new way to market diamonds.