Diamond Dealers to Disclose Drilling Starting next year, diamond cutters will disclose laser drilling in the goods they sell or memo. At their joint meeting in Bangkok in July, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association voted unanimously to require their members to disclose drilling to remove black inclusions in all diamond transactions. The resolution, which applies to diamonds of any size, takes effect Jan. 1. “We’ve had to change our minds on this issue because consumers want to know everything,” said Jacques Roisen, who headed the American IDMA delegation. “There have also been lawsuits over this matter.” His colleague, New York diamond dealer Jeff Fischer, added that the diamond industry “can’t appear to be standing in the way of disclosure.” American diamond dealers have been under fire from Jewelers of Amer

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