Any rough diamond parcel traveling in transit through Dubai finds its value “mysteriously” doubled at the exit gates. If this weren’t such a serious matter, I would joke that this certainly seems like a great way to make money…  Things often aren’t what they appear to be and we were quite surprised to discover that Dubai had actually returned a number of rough diamonds parcels to their African origin countries because the Kimberley Process authority categorically refused to accept the gross under-valuation, which it found to be wholly inconsistent with the general “image” of the Dubai rough diamond trade.