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Israel, Shanghai Bourses Strengthen Cooperation
Members of the Israel and Shanghai diamond exchanges are set to sign a cooperation agreement during the inaugural Israel Diamond Week that opens in the Chinese city on Tuesday.The three-day event marks the first time...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2019 Rapaport News
IDE video
Israel Bourse Unveils ‘Real Diamonds’ Campaign
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) haslaunched an international awareness campaign, highlighting the unique featuresof natural diamonds.The bourse will promote its “I lovenatural diamonds” campaign — which it says is the first internationalinitiative by a global diamond center...
Marketing Jul 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be tricklingthrough to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond exchanges.It began last November, when Anoop Mehta, president ofMumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), told Rapaport News...
Polished Markets May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Jewelry store New York diamond district
US Trade Confident as Polished Imports Surge
Dealers expressed optimism for the US diamond marketafter polished imports rose last year to their highest level since 2014.Shipments to the country jumped 8% to $23.3 billion in2018, according to the US Census Bureau, despite more modest...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Israel theft
Diamonds Stolen from Israel Bourse Event
A man allegedly stole a briefcase of diamonds worth tens ofthousands of dollars from the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) last week.The theft took place on Monday at InternationalDiamond Week in Israel (IDWI), which ran for three days...
Financial-Legal Feb 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Reuven Kaufman podcast
Podcast: The New York View
Rapaport News caught up with Reuven Kaufman, president of New York’s Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), to gauge the mood in the US trade at the start of 2019.Retailers had a good holiday season, but have been wary about...
Polished Markets Jan 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Nyurbinskaya open-pit mine
New Alrosa Client List Excludes Leviev Firm
Alrosa has stopped supplying rough diamonds to Lev Leviev’sLLD Diamonds through its contract-sales arrangement, as part of a reshuffle of the miner’s long-term client list.The tycoon’s Israel-based firm is one of “several” former customersthat have dropped off...
Rough Markets Jan 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Martin Rapaport
Martin Rapaport Addresses Israel Bourse
Martin Rapaport called on traders to develop a niche for themselves, when he addressed attendees at International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).“The idea that you have a specialized area where you arethe best…is a very healthy place to be,...
Polished Markets Jan 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa 46ct pink
Lucapa Predicts Premium from Angola Reforms
Angola is set to host its first diamond sale under newrules designed to improve transparency and prices.Sodiam, a state-owned diamond-marketing company, will this month offerseven large stones from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine, including...
Rough Markets Jan 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Israel
Israel’s Export Slowdown Eases in 2018
Israel’s polished-diamond exports showed signs ofstabilizing in 2018 after three years of heavier declines, according togovernment data.Shipments slipped 2.5% to $4.48 billion for the year, thenation’s Ministry of Economy and Industry reported Sunday. That...
Polished Markets Jan 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Zoara
E-Commerce Site Zoara Closes
Dalumi Group has shut down Zoara, its jewelry retail platform,the Israel-based diamond company said.The e-commerce page stopped accepting purchases on January 1,and will complete and ship remaining orders in the next few...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Niru Loupe
Niru Group, EZ Diamonds Join Forces
Two of the largest suppliers of better-quality, small polished diamonds have combined their operations, signaling further consolidation in the diamond-manufacturing sector. A joint venture between Niru Group and EZ Diamonds will bring EZ’s supply of round...
Polished Markets Dec 26, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Bitcoin
Analysis: Crypto Firms Betting on Diamonds
Somewhere between the volatility of cryptocurrencies and thestability of diamond prices lies an opportunity for investors. That is, atleast, what several new initiatives to create diamond-backed crypto-coins arebetting on.In fact, developers of these coins, or “tokens,”...
Technology Dec 11, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Lev Leviev
Police May Question Lev Leviev over Smuggling
Lev Leviev faces questioning over diamond-smugglingallegations that have led to six of his relatives and employees being arrested,according to reports.Israeli police detained Zevulun and Moshe Leviev, thetycoon’s son and brother, who ran a factory...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Lev Leviev
Report Links Leviev to Diamond-Smuggling Arrests
Lev Leviev’s businesses are embroiled in allegations of a diamond-smuggling ring involving relatives and employees of the tycoon.Six people were arrested on Monday, including Leviev’s son and brother, after an undercover investigation, according to Israeli media.A staff...
Financial-Legal Nov 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Lin Qiang
WFDB Names Shanghai Bourse Chief as VP
Lin Qiang has succeeded Yoram Dvash as vice president ofthe World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), with the latter taking on a newrole as head of a strategic body.Qiang has served as president of the Shanghai Diamond Exchangesince its...
Polished Markets Nov 01, 2018 Rapaport News
Israel Bourse Launches Alibaba Partnership 150
Israel Trade Signs Alibaba Consumer Deal
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has expanded its collaborationwith Alibaba by introducing sales directly to Chinese consumers. Israeli diamonds will be available as loose stones on Ali Auction, the Asian e-commercegiant’s luxury platform, the IDE...
Retail Oct 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa 150
Alrosa Garners $1.5M at New York Polished Sale
Alrosa brought in $1.5 million from its firstpolished-diamond tender in New York since it reopened its office in the cityearlier this year. The Russian miner’s cutting division, Diamonds Alrosa,sold 111 polished stones weighing from...
Polished Markets Aug 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Israel 600
Israel Bourse Bans Traders for Synthetics-Swapping
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has kicked out two boursemembers it suspects of swapping natural diamonds with synthetics. The traders were allegedly complicit in switching D-color,high-clarity polished diamonds weighing 3 to 5 carats with lab-grown stones,IDE...
Financial-Legal Aug 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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