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World Federation Of Diamond Bourses

Interview with David Troostwyk, newly elected President of the London Diamond Bourse

David Troostwyk Interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? Besides being President of the The London Diamond Bourse, I am Director of Salotro Ltd, a polished diamond trading company based in London, established in 2010. I am also a Director of CiviGem, a community platform for organisations within the Diamond … Read more

WFDB Praises AWDC for Multiple Verification Points Call

Press Release

Antwerp, May 30, 2024: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) commends the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) for its call for multiple verification points outside the G7, in implementation of the G7 Russian diamonds sanctions. The AWDC issued this call in a statement on May 24, 2024, thus effectively aligning itself with the position … Read more

WFDB and Shanghai Diamond Bourse Sign MOU to Promote Natural Diamond Industry in China

Press Release

Antwerp, May 16, 2024: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), the association of the world’s major diamond bourses, and the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), the only designated platform for diamond import and export in China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday to promote the development of the diamond market in China. The MOU follows … Read more

Interview with Varda Shine, Chair of the Board of Directors, Petra Diamonds


Q. In addition to your role as Chair of Petra Diamonds, you serve on other corporate boards. What are your current positions in the diamond industry?                                        My current portfolio in the diamond industry includes holding the position of Chair at Petra Diamonds PLC and being a Lead Director (and Remuneration Committee chair) at Sarine Technologies. … Read more

WFDB Presidents’ Meeting in Shanghai Emphasized Working Together

President’s Letters

Dear Friends, Bourse presidents from around the world came together in Shanghai in early March for WFDB 2024 Presidents’ Meeting. This was an opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry – the G7 restrictions, synthetic diamonds, and the lackluster Chinese market, which we did in expert panels, presentations, and intensive working sessions. … Read more

WFDB Concludes Successful Presidents’ Meeting in Shanghai

Press Release

Ramat Gan, March 11, 2024: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded its annual Presidents’ Meeting for 2024, held in Shanghai, China. The three-day meeting explored the most pressing issues facing the world diamond industry – the G7 restrictions, synthetic diamonds, and the lackluster Chinese market — with expert panels, speeches, and discussions. The … Read more