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...

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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

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 2018

IDI appoints Adv. Aviel Elia as new Managing Director

10 may 2018
The Board of Directors of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) has appointed Adv. Aviel Elia as its new Managing Director. He replaces Eli Avidar, who joined IDI in 2007 and successfully served in this position, with a brief hiatus, until now, says a press release from IDI.

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Image credit: IDI


Elia, an attorney, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of IDI’s management team, Elia has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating all critical company transactions. He holds a BA in Business Administration and LLB from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and is studying towards an Executive MBA at Hebrew University.
IDI Chairman Boaz Moldawsky said, “I am very pleased that Aviel Elia has agreed to assume the position of IDI Managing Director. Aviel is very well versed in IDI’s mission and activities. He has shown leadership, initiative and commitment. We are all very pleased that he will now be leading the organization.”
Aviel Elia said, “I am very excited to assume my new role with IDI and to lead its talented and devoted staff. I was fortunate to have worked under Eli Avidar and I learned a great deal from him. IDI is in a unique position to work together with all parts of the industry to strengthen the Israeli diamond sector, by initiating new projects and by providing important assistance and tools to diamantaires, as we have in the past.”

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