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December 2005
GIA Settles Its Grading Lawsuit But Newspapers Get the StoryGIA Settles Its Grading Lawsuit But Newspapers Get the Story
The Toll of the Transit StrikeThe Toll of the Transit Strike
De Beers Settles Class-Action SuitsDe Beers Settles Class-Action Suits 
Argyle to Remain Open With $1 Billion Extra InvestmentArgyle to Remain Open With $1 Billion Extra Investment
License Decision Shows Growing Botswanan IndependenceLicense Decision Shows Growing Botswanan Independence  
Sotheby’s Says December Sales Surpasses EstimatesSotheby’s Says December Sales Surpasses Estimates
November 2005
GIA Reviews Lab Practices; Four Graders Fired, Lab Chief ResignsGIA Reviews Lab Practices; Four Graders Fired, Lab Chief Resigns 
De Beers and South Africa At Odds Over Export Tax De Beers and South Africa At Odds Over Export Tax 
Market ReportMarket Report 
New "Blood Diamond" MovieNew Blood Diamond Movie
Rosy Outlook for HolidayRosy Outlook for Holiday  
Confidence Slips, But Consumers Still SpendingConfidence Slips, But Consumers Still Spending
October 2005
GGIA Being Sued Over Alleged Grade for Payoff - Oct-2005GIA Being Sued Over Alleged Grade for Payoff 
De Beers Expects More Price Increases This YearDe Beers Expects More Price Increases This Year 
Hurricane Katrina, Rita and High Oil Prices Could Blow Away ChristmasHurricane Katrina, Rita and High Oil Prices 
China’s Middle Class Fuels Diamond DemandChina’s Middle Class Fuels Diamond Demand
Selling to the Ever-Elusive Rich ConsumerSelling to the Ever-Elusive Rich Consumer  
How Do You Know When Pink Is Really Natural Pink?How Do You Know When Pink Is Really Natural Pink?
August 2005
GIA Announces New Cut Grade To Premiere on January 1, 2006 - Aug.2005GIA Announces New Cut Grade To Premiere 
De Beers Profits Sink In First Six Months of YearDe Beers Profits Sink In First Six Months of Year 
Designers Embraces Non-Traditional Diamond LooksDesigners Embraces Non-Traditional Diamond Looks 
JA Show ReportJA Show Report
De Beers and Mineworkers At LoggerheadsDe Beers and Mineworkers At Loggerheads  
Diamond High Council (HRD) of Antwerp’s Diamond IndexDiamond High Council (HRD) of Antwerp’s Diamond Index
July 2005
De Beers Opening Draws Protesters, But Not a Lot of PressDe Beers Opening Draws Protesters, But Not a Lot of Press
All Sightholders Keep Their Sight; 11 New Names AddedAll Sightholders Keep Their Sight; 11 New Names Added 
Financial Times: Diamond “Suppliers Can’t Keep Up with Demand” Financial Times: Suppliers “Can’t Keep Up with Demand” 
Oppenheimer Calls For “Hand Up to Africa”Oppenheimer Calls For “Hand Up to Africa”
Security Council Votes to Uphold Ban on Liberian StonesSecurity Council Votes to Uphold Ban on Liberian Stones  
Small Businesses Sues Credit Card CompaniesSmall Businesses Sues Credit Card Companies
Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council: Consumers Don’t Care About Brands Consumers Don’t Care About Brands  
June 2005
From de Beer’s Farm to De Beers Stores —Will It Be a 150 Store Chain?From de Beer’s Farm to De Beers Stores —Will It Be a 150 Store Chain?
Default Judgement Against De BeersDefault Judgement Against De Beers 
Gareth Penny Is New De Beers DirectorGareth Penny Is New De Beers Director 
Diamonds in Alaska and Minnesota? Diamonds in Alaska and Minnesota?
Forecast: Platinum Prices Will Stay Stable In FutureForecast: Platinum Prices Will Stay Stable In Future  
CIBJO Studies Jewelry >Marketing “Challenges”CIBJO Studies Jewelry >Marketing “Challenges” 
Millennium Diamond to Go On Display In London Museum Exhibition Millennium Diamond to Go On Display In London Museum 
May 2005
What are the Reasons Behind De Beers’ Diamond Prices Increases?What are the Reasons Behind De Beers’ Diamond Prices Increases?
University Says They Have New Faster Growing Method for SyntheticsUniversity Says They Have New Faster Growing Method for Synthetics 
De Beers Defends “Benefication” Record; Seeks Empowerment PartnerDe Beers Defends “Benefication” Record; 
West Coast Club Writes to E.C. Objecting to De Beers/Alrosa Agreement West Coast Club Objecting to De Beers/Alrosa Agreement   
Schnitzer Says Industry Must Protect Its Image as Luxury ProductSchnitzer Says Industry Must Protect Its Image  
Canada’s Third Diamond Mine Begins ConstructionCanada’s Third Diamond Mine Begins Construction 
Indictment Comes in Nektalov Murder; Police Still Don’t Know MotiveNektalov Murder; Police Still Don’t Know Motive 
April 2005
Market Report: Prices Go Up, So Consumers Trade DownMarket Report: Prices Go Up, So Consumers Trade Down
De Beers Offers “Value-Added Services” For Its ClientsDe Beers Offers “Value-Added Services” For Its Clients 
Brides Calling the Shots In Diamond Ring PurchasesBrides Calling the Shots In Diamond Ring Purchases
Retail Indicators StrongRetail Indicators Strong  
WFDB Moves to Improve Consumer ConfidenceWFDB Moves to Improve Consumer Confidence 
Israel’s Polished Exports Rise in FebruaryIsrael’s Polished Exports Rise in February 
Botswana Deal With De Beers Expected to Bring MillionsBotswana Deal With De Beers Expected to Bring Millions 
March 2005
Synthetics Get More Media Attention; Should the Industry Be Concerned? Mar.2005Synthetics Get More Media Attention; Should the Industry Be Concerned?  
DTC Sales Up 3% in 2004DTC Sales Up 3% in 2004 
Will the DTC Move To South Africa?Will the DTC Move To South Africa?
Online Sales of Diamonds Jump On Valentine’s Day Online Sales of Diamonds Jump On Valentine’s Day  
Sierra Leone Makes Progress In Diamond SmugglingSierra Leone Makes Progress In Diamond Smuggling 
Christie’s Reports Strong Sales At First Jewelry Auction of 2005Christie’s Reports Strong Sales At First Jewelry Auction of 2005 
Lack of Diamonds Collapses Leviev’s Canadian DealLack of Diamonds Collapses Leviev’s Canadian Deal 
February 2005
Wants to Make Sightholders Pay FeeWants to Make Sightholders Pay Fee 
De Beers Likely to See Record SalesDe Beers Likely to See Record Sales 
Russian Production Figures RevealedRussian Production Figures Revealed
New Ad Campaign Encourages Diamonds for AnniversariesNew Ad Campaign Encourages Diamonds for Anniversaries 
Industry Supports Tsunami VictimsIndustry Supports Tsunami Victims 
Fashion Forecast: Diamond Chandeliers, Right Hand Rings for 2005Diamond Chandeliers, Right Hand Rings for 2005 
Israel’s Polished Diamond Exports Up 14.4% in 2004Israel’s Polished Diamond Exports Up 14.4% in 2004 
January 2005
GIA Issues Details on Cut GradeGIA Issues Details on Cut Grade 
AGS Also Changes Cut Scale - Jan.2005AGS Also Changes Cut Scale 
Tiffany Sells Its Stake in AberTiffany Sells Its Stake in Aber
Alrosa and Russia Offer Revised Agreement to E.C. Alrosa and Russia Offer Revised Agreement to E.C. 
De Beers, Botswana Extend LicensesDe Beers, Botswana Extend Licenses  
Liberia Diamonds Still Banned By U.N. Security CouncilLiberia Diamonds Still Banned By U.N. Security Council 
Russia Declassifies Diamond DataRussia Declassifies Diamond Data 

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