MUMBAI - India's diamond industry will start imports of rough diamonds from Dec. 15 after suspending them for two months, a leading trade body said on Friday.

The industry, which had voluntarily suspended rough diamond imports from Oct. 15, will now start purchases as prices have stabilised, said Vipul Shah, chairman of the Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said in a statement.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai; Editing by Mark Potter)