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World Federation Of Diamond Bourses

Our Industry is Changing and This is Good

President’s Letters

Dear Friends, We just concluded the 40th World Diamond Congress in Israel. The previous Congress was held virtually, by Zoom, at the height of the Corona virus pandemic in September 2020. This Congress marked the first opportunity to bring so many of our friends together. The theme was “Change and Innovation in the New 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 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

Interview with Philippe Barsamian, President of the Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses

Philippe Barsamian interview

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational?q My name is Philippe Barsamian.  I am the former managing director of Barsamian Diamonds in Antwerp (Belgium), for whom I work at present as a consultant.   I am Vice President of the Diamantclub van Antwerpen, one of the 4 Belgian diamond … Read more