Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

Debate on the main issues affecting the diamond business is absolutely critical - Ernie Blom

Having taken part in the fruitful discussions with the world leaders at the Asian Summit held recently in Vladivostok, Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) now looks forward to taking the worthy inputs received at...

10 september 2018

Reflecting the nature of the industry, US jewellery market is significantly seasonal with great ‘ebb and flow’ in demand, opines Vin Lee

Vin Lee, CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan, a privately-held luxury goods holding company had migrated from Canada as a child. And one can see that it did not take him long to ascend the US luxury world, establishing himself as a formidable...

27 august 2018

Vladimir Zboykov: New times have come for jewelers

How a personal collection of minerals was thrown on the scrap-heap, who is behind the destruction of gemstone consumption culture in Russia and why jewelers will soon have to choose between business and prison – all this was told to Rough & Polished...

20 august 2018

Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

IDE to unveil technology breakthrough initiatives at IDWI 2018

11 december 2017
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that it will unveil a series of groundbreaking initiatives that will have an important impact on the diamond industry in Israel and worldwide at the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).
The show to be held from February 5 to 7 will showcase the role of new technology in upgrading the diamond industry, today and in the future.
Earlier this year IDE declared its direction for the future: to harness technology for the advancement of the diamond industry, IDEX Online reported. IDE signaled the new direction with the launch of the B2B e-commerce platform GET DIAMONDS, the new internet marketing center for bourse members and the first Diamond Innovation Center for technological start-ups in the diamond industry. Most recently IDE revealed the upcoming launch of a digital currency backed by diamonds.
IDE President Yoram Dvash said, “Technology is revolutionizing the way we live and the way we do business. At the next International Diamond Week we’ll reveal how IDE is using these technologies to transform the diamond industry.”