Mozambique Wants to Sparkle By Certifying Its Own Diamonds

Mozambique will set up an executive secretariat for diamond certification early next year, as part of a strategy to avoid the risk of seeing increasingly demanding consumers spurn natural stones in favour of cheaper synthetic diamonds. According to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela, the body will be in charge of certifying the origin of the diamonds that occur in its national territory.


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