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International Rough Diamond Week comes to a close in Israel

27 may 2016
The 3rd International Rough Diamond Week, which was held on the Rough Trading Floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) from May 22 – 26, 2016, was judged a success by both rough sellers and buyers, says a release from IDE.
De Beers Auctions, Rio Tinto and ALROSA, as well as Israeli importer Tzoffeys 1818 who participated have reported a high level of interest in their tenders. In addition, leading Israeli rough importers who took part in an open sales area reportedly showed immense interest.
Impressed with the attendance of representatives from diamond producing companies that have not yet sold rough in Israel, Shai Schnitzer, Chairman of the 3rd International Rough Diamond Week, said “Israel’s position as a leading rough trading hub has attracted interest in our market. We were able to bring executives from some important mining companies to the event to explore opportunities for cooperation in the future.”
Brandon de Bruin, Group Sales and Marketing Executive of Gem Diamonds (with mines in Lesotho and Botswana), met with a group of diamond manufacturers headed by the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) president Jacob (Koby) Korn. According to De Bruin, the company’s flagship Letseng mine in Lesotho produces high value large diamonds which is marketed through eight tenders a year in Antwerp. He said Gem Diamonds is seriously looking at holding viewing for these tenders in Israel as well, which would open up important opportunities for local manufacturers.   
Pleased with the event and the reactions of the Israeli manufacturers, Israel Diamond Exchange President Yoram Dvash said, “The Israeli industry needs a strong manufacturing base and we are doing everything possible to bring that about. Manufacturers need to have a steady supply of the right rough goods at attractive prices. That’s why we invest so much effort in expanding rough supply direct from the source. We will continue to work in this direction to strengthen Israel as a manufacturing center,” he said.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished