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 supports early stage start-ups

11 july 2018
The Israel Diamond Exchange’s technological incubator Diamond Tech has signed to host Israeli start-up Inova Diamonds Ltd. The company uses augmented reality (AG) which enables customers to virtually “try on” diamond rings and jewelry using computerized imaging. The start-up was created by Artem Soundelzon and Genady Pisetskiy, says the note from the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI).

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IDE launched Diamond Tech as a part of a strategy to combine the innovative creativity of the Start-Up Nation to the tradition and talents of the Israeli diamond industry, according to the press note from the Institute.
Diamond Tech Director Hana Toledano said, “The innovation center is seeking the start-ups that bring the newest and most exciting technologies to the world of diamonds. This is the way to ensure the continued growth and success of this outstanding industry.”
The start-ups will be used to support and develop the Israeli diamond industry.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished