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Interview with Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO)

Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri

Q. What is CIBJO’s role in the international gem and jewelry industries? GAETANO CAVALIERI: CIBJO, or the World Jewellery Confederation, is the primary international jewelry, gemstone and precious metals association, representing the interests of all individuals, organizations and companies earning their livelihoods from the mining, processing, manufacturing and trade of these products. We cover the … Read more

Interview with Thierry Polakiewicz, President of Diamond Club of Antwerp

Thierry-Polakiewicz

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am a fourth-generation diamond dealer and have run my own company called BEDIMEX BV since 1994. My daughter Olivia recently joined the business after having worked for some time in consulting for Deloitte. We are exclusively active in polished diamonds … Read more

Interview with Michio Iwasaki, Chairman of Tokyo Diamond Exchange.

Michio Iwasaki

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? As Chairman of the Tokyo Diamond Exchange, I am responsible for heading the organization. As a member of the WFDB, the Tokyo Diamond Exchange plays an important role in the diamond industry in Japan by maintaining transparency in the diamond trade … Read more

Interview with Dave Bonaparte, President and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA)

Dave Bonaparte

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond and jewelry industry? I am the President and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA). Jewelers of America is a non-profit organization that provides its members with resources, representation and the recognition needed to be profitable in the evolving marketplace. I joined the association in 2012. I … Read more

Interview with Kalpesh Jhaveri, Newly inaugurated President of Diamond Club West Coast

Kalpesh Jhaveri

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? Besides being President of Diamond Club West Coast, Inc. (DCWC), I am Past President of the Indian Diamond Colorstone Association (IDCA) USA, Inc. and a member of the Jewelry Industry Council, an esteemed group created by the Jewelers Mutual Group. I … Read more

Interview with GIA Executives Tom Moses, EVP & Chief Laboratory and Research Officer and Pritesh Patel, SVP and COO

GIA

Q. The diamond industry is increasing relying on technology in all areas, especially in its interface with consumers. In what areas is GIA employing new technologies now and what’s the future direction?  Tom MosesSince its founding more than 90 years ago, GIA has been at the forefront of applying research, technology and advanced instrumentation in … Read more