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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
Forevermark Hits 2,000-Store Milestone
Forevermark has entered its 2,000th retail locationworldwide, less than a decade after the De Beers-owned diamond brand was born.“Opening our 2,000th global retail door around eight yearsafter launching the brand is an amazing achievement,”...
Retail Feb 19, 2017 Rapaport News
Tehran Iran
HRD Antwerp Enters Iran in Middle East Expansion
Diamond-grading group HRD Antwerp will launch an educational program in Iran to expand its presence in the Middle East.HRD will start training certified diamond graders in a debut course in Tehran at the end of April in collaboration with Alireza...
Polished Markets Feb 14, 2017 Rapaport News
International Diamond Week in Israel
Dvash Calls on Industry to ‘Think Outside The Box’ at Int’l Diamond Week in Israel
The sixthedition of the International Diamond Week launched at the Israel DiamondExchange (IDE) in Ramat Gan February 15, with new bourse president YoramDvash signing a pact with a Turkish jewelry body to increase cooperationbetween the respective...
Polished Markets Feb 17, 2016 Rapaport News
Borsa Istanbul World Diamond Mark
Borsa Istanbul, WDM Sign Pact to ‘Institutionalize’ Diamond Trading in Turkey
Turkish exchange Borsa Istanbul signed an agreement with the World DiamondMark Foundation (WDM) to “institutionalize” diamond trading in Turkey and othermarkets with which the bourse is connected.The deal “cements the cooperation” between thediversified Istanbul...
Marketing Jan 20, 2016 Rapaport News
Turkish Diamond, Jewelry Trade Mission to Visit Antwerp in May
The Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) organized a Turkish Visitor Program, in collaboration with HRD Antwerp and the Borsa Istanbul, for May 4 to 7 during which a top delegation of Turkish diamond jewelers, jewelry wholesalers and...
Marketing Mar 27, 2015 Jeff Miller
Ayhan Guner
Turkey Targets Growth in Diamond Trading
Turkey has ambitions to grow its diamond trading activity to complement its vast jewelry manufacturing and rich heritage in gold jewelry consumption. The country recently abolished various prohibitive taxes on diamond imports and believes...
Polished Markets Mar 13, 2015 Avi Krawitz
Turkey Signs Tax Exemption Law
Turkey Abolishes 20% Tax on Polished Diamonds
Turkey has abolished a 20 percent special consumption tax on polished diamonds, officials confirmed with Rapaport News. The new tax regime has been in effect since mid-September when the new legislation was implemented. In addition,...
Polished Markets Dec 16, 2014 Avi Krawitz
World Diamond Mark
Trade Groups Launch World Diamond Magazine in Istanbul
Press Release: The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) and the Turkish Jewellery Exporters Association (JTR) signed a memorandum of understanding during a joint press conference held to announce stronger cooperation. The memorandum was signed...
Marketing Oct 21, 2014 WDMF
Forevermark Launches in Turkey at Zen Diamond
Press Release: Forevermark, the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies today announced its expansion into Turkey with the appointment of local licensee partner, Zen Diamond. From the beginning of this month,...
Marketing May 07, 2014 Forevermark
Istanbul jewellery show
Istanbul Jewelry Show Prepares for 600 Exhibitors
UBM Rotaforte stated that more than 600 exhibitors will occupy three halls at the Istanbul Fair Center for the upcoming Istanbul Jewelry Show to be held October 3 to 6. The four-day event reserved 30,000 square...
Marketing Aug 20, 2013 Jeff Miller
SGCCI Urges Turkey to Drop Luxury Tax on Diamond Imports
The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) has requested Turkey's Minister of Economy, Zafer Caglayan, to do away with the 20 percent luxury tax imposed on the imports of polished diamonds, with an aim to boost bilateral...
Polished Markets Nov 18, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
wgc gold demand
Gold Jewelry Demand +34% to $21B in 2Q
The World Gold Council expressed optimism regarding future demand for gold, following a 5 percent year-on-year increase in demand by value during the second quarter of 2011. In terms of volume, demand was down 17 percent from the...
Research Aug 18, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
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