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WDMF Wins Huge Coverage With 60-Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace

The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) took to the stage during the recent Istanbul Jewelry Show, with the public presentation of the Victoria Collier, made by Messika Joaillerie of Paris, that features a 60.06-carat, fancy intense yellow diamond.

Global Markets Heading in Different Directions

The global diamond and jewelry markets around the world are showing interesting differences when broken down into their various parts. While the European market is still slow, and China is striving to catch up with sales levels seen until about a year or two ago, the United States is becoming increasingly robust after a six-year slowdown.

WFDB Exco Meeting and Asia Summit Ends After Intensive Talks

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Executive Committee (Exco) Meeting and Asia-Pacific Presidents’ Summit held in Shanghai on March 9 and 10 have ended after two days of intensive discussions on a range of crucial issues affecting the global diamond industry. Regional WFDB presidents, along with WFDB President Ernie Blom, were hosted by the Shanghai Diamond Exchange.

WFDB Asia Bourse Presidents Preparing For Exco and Asia Summit

The finishing touches are being put to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Executive Committee (Exco) Meeting and Asia-Pacific Presidents’ Summit to be held in Shanghai on March 9 and 10.

The regional presidents, along with WFDB President Ernie Blom, will be hosted by the Shanghai Diamond Exchange.

Israel Bourse Sets Up Presidents Meeting Steering Committee

The Special Steering Committee has been established ahead of the Presidents Meeting to be held in Tel Aviv from June 14 to 16.

The IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer and Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) President Kobi Korn have established a committee that will be responsible for organizing the WFDB/IDMA Presidents Meeting in Tel Aviv in June.

Antwerp’s Kring Praises Success of Second Rough Diamond Days

The Antwerpsche Diamantkring (ADK) held the second edition of its Rough Diamond Days on Wednesday and Thursday this week in the ADK’s trading hall, which was open to all WFDB members worldwide.

Strong Response to WDMF’s Dubai Shopping Festival Diamond Promotion

The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) held its first, and very successful, generic diamond promotion campaign in the United Arab Emirates last month, during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

Solid Start to 2015 – and Valentine’s Day Sales Seen as Firm

The American economy in general, and the retail sector in particular, has entered 2015 in a fairly buoyant state of mind. There appears to have been a reasonable holiday sales performance and gas prices, which fell sharply in the last months of 2014, and have stayed at the same level in the first two months of this year and predicted to stay low through at least the first half of 2015, has put extra money into consumers' pockets. As a result, for retailers, the New Year got off to a solid start.