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Israel Diamond Exchange Preparing For First 'Rough October Fest'

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will be hosting a number of rough diamond tenders and sales during October in the Ramat Gan diamond trading complex.

In addition to rough diamond tenders and auctions held by Rio Tinto, De Beers Auction Sales and Tzoffey's 1818, a 'Blue-White' Diamond Dealing Day will be held in the IDE trading hall, with dozens of traders offering rough diamonds for inspection and immediate sale, alongside many other IDE members offering impressive stocks of polished goods. Dates for this one-day event are to follow later.

WDC Responds to Time Magazine Article on Conflict Diamonds

Zero Tolerance for Conflict Diamonds

We at the World Diamond Council, as the representative organization of the global diamond and jewellery industry at the Kimberley Process, agree that consumers should be able to buy diamonds with the confidence that they are sourced in a way that supports local communities and not armed conflict.  Due to the success of this unique and UN-mandated system, more than 99% of diamonds are indeed from sources free from conflict.

London Diamond Bourse And Members Take Part in IJL

The International Jewellery London (IJL) 2015 show in Olympia, London, held September 6-8, celebrated its Diamond Jubilee this year.

The trade show was well attended with over 550 companies from 37 countries in attendance.

London Diamond Bourse's Victoria McKay Wins Professional Jeweller Award

Victoria McKay, the chief operating officer of the London Diamond Bourse, has been selected by Professional Jeweller magazine as one of the 'Hot 100' UK jewelry industry individuals. The awards are handed to the most inspiring, innovative and influential members of the UK jewelry trade, the magazine said.

Now in its sixth year, the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 industry event culminated with a party during the International Jewellery London trade show taking place this week.

WFDB President Ernie Blom Takes Part In Debate at Eastern Economic Forum

World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom was among leading diamond and jewelry industry leaders taking part in an industry-specific session of the September 3-5 Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) called New Development Drivers of Global Diamond Business in Asia Pacific on Thursday. He led a WFDB delegation that included the presidents of four bourses from around the world.

Participants in the session discussed the current condition and prospects for further development of the global diamond market, the potential of new jewelry consumer markets, including Russia, measures to stimulate consumer demand, and how to promote demand for polished diamonds.

Erez Akerman To Step Down As PDE President

Panama Diamond Exchange President Erez Akerman will end his term at the head of Latin America's only WFDB-recognized diamond bourse on October 30.

Reuven Kaufman Re-Elected President of Diamond Dealers Club

Reuven Kaufman was re-elected President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York in elections held on August 19 at the DDC, America’s largest diamond trading exchange.

Amsterdam Diamond Exchange Marks 125th Anniversary With Special Book

The Amsterdam Diamond Exchange is celebrating its 125th anniversary, which falls on September 17, with a special book on the history of the exchange. The bourse was the world's first diamond exchange.