HRD Antwerp Reports 'Natural' Shape Lab-Grown Diamonds

HRD Antwerp has reported that it has come across near- colorless lab-grown diamonds featuring octahedral and other 'natural' shapes.  

Main Trading Centers Taking Part in Israel Buyers Wk

During the first week of September, the trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will witness a unique phenomenon: members of diamond bourses from the world's four leading diamond centers - Antwerp, Mumbai, New York and Ramat Gan - will be trading together during the Summer Edition of the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).

Dieter Hahn Presented with Diamantaire of the Year Award

WFDB President Ernie Blom made a special presentation at the Presidents Meeting that caught its recipient – Dieter Hahn – off-guard.

Dieter was presented with the Diamantaire of the Year Award as Ernie Blom pointed out that Dieter has been involved in the diamond trade for more than 50 years!

London Bourse Members Gain Access to Bonded Warehouse

London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has announced the establishment of a customs-approved warehouse facility for its members, in partnership with Malca-Amit UK Ltd. This represents a significant value added service for members wishing to import goods from outside the EU.

Retail Jeweller Presents Top Annual Award to Harry Levy

UK magazine, Retail Jeweller, has awarded London Diamond Bourse (LDB) President Harry Levy its Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award.

IDE President Schnitzer Opens Presidents Meeting in Tel Aviv

The formal opening of the 2015 Presidents Meeting in Tel Aviv took place on Monday.

Israel Diamond Exchange President Shmuel Schnitzer opened the proceedings the 2015 Presidents Meeting with a speech that touched on the issues affecting the Israeli and global diamond trade.

He also said that the IDE was hoping to sign an agreement with the tax authorities.

PM Netanyahu to Host 2015 Presidents' Meeting Delegates

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is to host a delegation of the participants in the 2015 Presidents' Meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence in Jerusalem at the close of the three-day event.

ALROSA President to attend 2015 Presidents' Meeting

Andrey Zharkov, the newly appointed President of the Russian mining company ALROSA, the world's largest diamond producer by volume, confirmed that he will be heading an ALROSA delegation to attend the 2015 Presidents' Meeting in Tel Aviv next week.