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WFDB Concludes Successful Presidents’ Meeting in Shanghai

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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

WFDB Commends French Government on Lab-Grown Term Ban

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The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) would like to commend the French Ministry of Economy and Finance for its decision to ban the use of all terminology other than synthetic for non-natural diamonds. The decision means that the use of the term lab-grown or cultivated diamonds will not be legal in France. Yoram Dvash, … Read more

WFDB Response to G7 Statement on Russian Diamonds

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Antwerp, December 18, 2023: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), which represents 27 diamond bourses and close to 30,000 bourse members worldwide, reiterates its support for the objectives of the G7 to restrict the import of rough and polished diamonds originating in Russia. The WFDB will continue to cooperate with the G7, the World … Read more

WFDB Letter to Christie’s Expressing Outrage at Christie’s Horten Auction

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Requests that proceeds benefit organizations for Holocaust survivors, commemoration and education Mr. Francois CurielChairman of Christie’s Europe Dear Sir, It has come to our attention that Christie’s is mounting the sale of a jewelry collection belonging to the estate of the late Heidi Horten. Her late husband, Helmut Horten was a Nazi Party member who … Read more

WFDB Enters into Partnership with Natural Diamond Council

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World Federation of Diamond Bourses to Join Natural Diamond Council in Effort to Support the Natural Diamond Industry New York, NY – May 4, 2023: Recognizing increased consumer demand as being critical to the prosperity of the natural diamond industry, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has entered into a partnership with the Natural … Read more

WFDB Concludes Successful 40th World Diamond Congress Yoram Dvash Reelected as WFDB President

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Antwerp, April 3, 2023: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses concluded a very successful 40th World Diamond Congress, held in Ramat Gan from March 28 – 30, 2023 as part of Israel Diamond Week. The Congress, whose theme was “Change and Innovation in the New Diamond Reality, was attended by Presidents and officers of most of the … Read more

Registration Now Open for World Diamond Congress

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Antwerp, January 30, 2023: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that registration is now open for the 40th World Diamond Congress, which will take place in Ramat Gan, Israel from March 28 – 30, 2023. The World Diamond Congress, the WFDB’s most important event, convenes representatives of the 29 member bourses as well as leaders of … Read more

WFDB Holds Successful EXCO Meeting in London

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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

Eyal Shirazy Appointed Executive Director of GET-Diamonds

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Antwerp, Belgium, March 17, 2022: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced today that Eyal Shirazy has been appointed Executive Director of GET-Diamonds, its global B2B trading platform for polished diamonds. Yoram Dvash, President of the WFDB, said “We are very pleased that Eyal is leading GET-Diamonds. We are confident that the knowledge and … Read more