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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Added value proposition and buyers' incentives key elements for participants in September's International Diamond Week

08 july 2014

When the late summer edition of the International Diamond Week kicks off two months fr om now, Israel diamond Exchange will once again be hosting many hundreds of diamantaires and diamond buyers who are setting out on a four-day long diamond trading festival that brings diamond dealers from Israel, India, Belgium, the United States and from many more countries together on the IDE trading floor, with more than $1 billion on display and offered for sale, according to press release obtained by Rough&Polished.
"Some two years after the IDE first introduced the concept of the International Diamond Week, we have seen this event mature and become an important inter-bourse diamond trading event," IDE president noted. "By bringing a large number of our own members onto the trading floor, joined by a good number of members of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamanthandel) and the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC-NY), we're creating a unique, temporary diamond trading platform, wh ere the participating diamantaires buy, sell and network. We know from experience how valuable these event are and we're particularly excited that members of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse are joining us for the first time.
Antwerp Diamond Bourse President Marcel Pruwer said he, together with Board colleagues and members, were delighted to be participating. "The Bourses are clearly on the move and the new collective dynamic will be a significant game-changer in the diamond and jewellery industry. More value will be created, more opportunity, more liquidity, a far bigger playing field and better margins and profitability for all stakeholders in the global diamond trade."

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow