Diamond Dealers Club Announces Plans to Move to International Gem Tower

Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York President Reuven Kaufman said the exchange's planned move to the International Gem Tower (IGT) at 50 W 47th Street is "critical to the future success and stability of the diamond industry on 47th Street in New York."

ALROSA: Committed to Increasing Trade With Israel

A special meeting with the President of ALROSA, Andrei Zharkov, was held in the management room of the Israel Diamond Exchange with the participation of the IDE President, Yoram Dvash, Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association President, Kobi Korn, senior officials and many diamond industry members who came to hear of the challenges and plans for the future of the biggest diamond producer in the world.

IDWI 2017 Opens with Festive Ceremony at Packed IDE Trading Hall

The Sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) opened on Monday, February 13, to a packed trading hall at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), with the participation of some 400 buyers from 30 countries, and over 200 diamond companies exhibiting from Israel and abroad.

The festive opening ceremony included speeches by Israel's Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin, Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov, IDE President Yoram Dvash, Israel Diamond Institute Chairman Shmuel Schnitzer, Diamond Dealers Club of New York President Reuven Kaufman and other diamond industry leaders.

WFDB's 2017 Presidents Meeting Reaches Decisions on a Range of Issues

The WFDB will be creating a financial taskforce to follow up on the Finance Seminar held during the 2017 Presidents Meeting, President Ernie Blom told a press conference at the end of the event on Wednesday, February 8, at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) following the four-day meeting. Blom said that the comprehensive discussion on financing for the diamond industry, along with the issue of generic diamond marketing and other key topics, had been extensively debated at the Presidents Meeting.

Demand For Blue Diamonds Push Fancy Color Diamond Prices Up Slightly in 2016

Demand for blue diamonds increased strongly last year, while demand for yellow stones continued to decline, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said based on wholesale pricing data that it collected.

The FCRF reported that its Fancy Color Diamond Index increased by 0.4 percent in 2016 as a result of price increases for blue and pink diamonds of 5.5 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The increases were offset by a 4.0 percent drop in prices of yellow diamonds.

Antwerp Rough Diamond Bourse Holding 5th edition of Rough Diamond Days

The 5th edition of Rough Diamond Days event that are staged by the Antwerpsche Diamantkring (Antwerp rough diamond bourse) will be held on February 22 and 23.

The event will be open from 10am to 5pm on both days.

Last chance to register as IDWI Registration Reaches All-Time High 

Buyer registration for the Sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) has reached an all-time high with hotel capacity stretched to the limit, according to the organizers.

As a result, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced that it would close registration by February 3, with people registering after that date not being guaranteed free hotel nights.

HKJMA Young Manufacturers to Attend International Diamond Week

The Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) is sending a special delegation of young manufacturers to the sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) to be held February 13 – 16.

The delegation, which will be led by HKJMA Chairman Adam Lau, will include Deputy Chairman Peter Lam, Executive Joe Lee and head of the Youth Committee Kevin Ng, as well as a number of younger manufacturers.