AWDC Helping Belgian Diamantaires' AML Requirements With Database

Belgian anti-money laundering legislation requires diamond traders to identify their clients, verify their identity and conduct a risk analysis before proceeding to a transaction. AWDC, the umbrella organization of the Antwerp diamond industry, is therefore making a free database available to diamond traders to simplify this identification process.

London Diamond Bourse Couples With De Beers Lab To Launch Service in UK

London Diamond Bourse will guest on the stand of the De Beers Group, International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, at the Jewellery and Watch trade show over the coming week to launch a new partnership with IIDGR’s diamond grading service and melee screening in the UK.

London Diamond Bourse Announces New Membership Category

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) launched a new membership category at the Jewellery & Watch Birmingham trade fair.

The development of the Country Membership category is aimed nationwide at diamond and jewelry industry professionals who would like a formal relationship with the LDB but do not need the full range of services that current membership packages entail.

Shmuel Schnitzer Elected as Chairman of Israel Diamond Institute

WFDB Honorary President Shmuel Schnitzer has been elected as Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), replacing Moti Ganz who served three consecutive terms as IDI Chairman.

Schnitzer recently completed his fourth term as President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) from 2013 to 2015. He previously served as President of the Israel Diamond Exchange from 1998 to 2004 and is Honorary President of the exchange.

Pre-Registration Open for Antwerp Rough Diamond Days Event

To attend the event, pre-registration for buyers who are a member of a WFDB affiliated bourse is now available on the Antwerpsche Diamantkring website at http://diamantkring.org/

Antwerp's Diamantkring Holding Third Antwerp Rough Diamond Days Next Month

The Antwerpsche Diamantkring, the Antwerp rough diamond exchange known as the Kring, will be holding the third edition of the 'Antwerp Rough Diamond Days' next month.

Exhibitors must be a member of one of the four Antwerp bourses and the event is open to diamond dealers and brokers who are members of any of the 30 WFDB-affiliated bourses.

IDE Appoints Eli Avidar as Managing Director

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eli Avidar, the Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), as its new Managing Director, effective immediately. Avidar replaces Moti Besser who completed two terms as Managing Director.

Suresh Hathiramani, Ernie Blom and Alex Popov on a trip over the Christmas-New Year period to the Antarctic