World Federation Of Diamond Bourses

A Time for Hope and Caution

President’s Letters

Dear Friends, Last week we held a very successful EXCO meeting in London, hosted by London Diamond Bourse President Alan Cohen. Almost all of the members attended and others connected to the meeting by Zoom. We held lively and informative discussions about a range of issues of importance to the WFDB and the world diamond … Read more

Interview with Iris Van Der Veken, Executive Director and Secretary General, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

Q. Tell us about the new Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. What do you hope to accomplish? How will you be operating? Who are the supporters/members? For the first time in the industry, the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, founded by Kering and Cartier, aims at bringing together watch and jewellery brands across the globe … Read more

Interview with Mehul Shah, Vice President of Bharat Diamond Bourse

Mehul Shah

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am the Chairman / Managing Director of Star Brilliant Group, dealing in diamonds and jewelry. We are cutters and polishers of rough diamonds, as well as jewelry manufacturers, with factories in Mumbai and Navsari, India.  I am also the Vice … Read more

WFDB Holds Successful EXCO Meeting in London

Press Release

The Executive Committee of the WFDB held a successful meeting in London on November 1, 2022, hosted by the London Diamond Bourse. WFDB President Yoram Dvash opened the meeting with an update on the market situation. The meeting continued with the ongoing business of the Federation presented by various members, notably Treasurer-General Mehul Shah and … Read more

Interview with Lawrence Ma, Founding President and Chairman, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong

Lawrence Ma - Interview

Q. Lawrence Ma, what are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? Founding President and Chairman, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong Chairman, Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Fair Organizing Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Vice-president, Shanghai … Read more

Interview with David Kellie, CEO of the Natural Diamond Council

David Kellie - Interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry? I’m the CEO of the Natural Diamond Council (NDC). The NDC (formerly the Diamond Producers Association) is the global industry body responsible for inspiring consumers and sharing the values of the natural diamond industry. Q. Tell us about your professional journey, how you came to … Read more

We’re Back to Work with Renewed Energy

President’s Letters

Dear Friends, The summer season is coming to a close, and the long vacations are behind us. Hopefully, we all took advantage of the fresh air and the slower pace to recharge our batteries and are returning to work with renewed energies. While we were out, the diamond industry took a bit of a break … Read more

Interview with Ronnie Vanderlinden, President, International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)

Ronnie Vanderlinden

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? My current positions within the diamond industry are:President: International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)Treasurer: World Diamond Council (WDC)Past President and Board Member: 24 Karat Club of the City of New YorkImmediate Past President and Board Member: Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of … Read more

Interview with Elliot Krischer, President of the New York Diamond Dealers Club

Elliot-Krischer

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am partners, with my brother, in Esskay Gems. In addition, for many years I have served in various roles on the board of the NY Diamond Dealers Club, and am currently the President of the Organization. Q. Tell us about … Read more