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De Beers to pilot programme to support artisanal and small-scale diamond mining

De Beers will provide qualified miners with a diamond ‘toolkit’ that will enable the digital tracking of ASM diamonds

De Beers has announced it is preparing to pilot a programme to create a secure and transparent route to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds.

Named GemFair, it will use dedicated technology to record ASM production at mine sites that meet demonstrable ethical standards, with the aim of purchasing of rough diamonds from approved locations while helping improve working conditions and livelihoods for those working in the sector.

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