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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
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Antwerp Bourse Head to Lead IDC Board
The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected Julien Drybooms as chairman of its board.Drybooms is the chairman of the Vrije Diamanthandel diamond bourse in Antwerp, and the owner of Drybooms Diamonds. He is also a former chairman of HRD Antwerp,...
Polished Markets Apr 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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Blom Urges Joint Effort to Mend South Africa Trade
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)president Ernie Blom has called for the industry and government to collaborateand rebuild South Africa’s diamond trade following massivedownsizing of the industry. “The diamond sector worldwide has flourished...
Rough Markets Feb 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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WFDB Signs Deal with Korea Bourse
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has agreed tohelp promote business for the Korea Diamond Exchange (KDE). The trade bodies signed a cooperation agreement inJohannesburg, South Africa, last week, with the...
Polished Markets Feb 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Avi's Story
Everything Changes, Some Things Stay the Same
The diamond and jewelry trade tends to be reactive rather than proactive. That was clear during the recent conference season, with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...
Polished Markets Nov 08, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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IDMA, WFDB Consider Joining Forces
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association(IDMA) is considering an alliance with the World Federation of DiamondBourses (WFDB) in response to the crisis in the global cutting sector. “With the changes in the diamond-manufacturing sector’s landscape,as well as due to the...
Manufacturing Nov 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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
CIBJO
CIBJO Urges Diamond Consultation with FTC
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has proposedit work with other industry groups to consult with the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) over its fiercely debated diamond terminology.Industry leaders attending the October 15 to 17CIBJO Congress...
Polished Markets Oct 23, 2018 David Brough
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Industry Hopes to Appeal FTC Rulings
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) intends to persuade the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to change its decision regardingthe description of a diamond. In its new jewelry guidelines, the FTC stated the term“diamond” does not...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointedPeter Meeus as chairman of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) program. Meeus — who will take over from Alex Popov — was president of the DubaiDiamond Exchange from...
Polished Markets Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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World Diamond Congress Set for Mumbai
The 2018 World Diamond Congress will take place in Mumbai inlate October, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) said last week. The meeting of the WFDB and the International DiamondManufacturers Association (IDMA)...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2018 Rapaport News
Ernie Blom
WFDB Asks Ernie Blom to Remain as President
Ernie Blom is poised to serve another two years as president ofthe World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), after Yoram Dvash turned downthe role. “The executive of the WFDB at their meeting [in Germany inMarch] asked...
Polished Markets May 16, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Israel Diamond Exchange
Diamond Groups Call Off Israel Summit
Industry leaders have canceled next month’s World Diamond Congress in TelAviv, citing low registration and the likely impact ofgeopolitical tensions in the region. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and theInternational Diamond...
Polished Markets May 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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Indian Bourse to Hold First Diamond Week
The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) will host its first Indian DiamondWeek, featuring 200 to 250 polished-diamond companies, the organization saidMonday. The event, which will take place in April in Mumbai, aims tofoster connections...
Rough Markets Jan 30, 2018 Rapaport News
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New York, Shanghai Bourses to Work More Closely
The Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC) and the ShanghaiDiamond Exchange (SDE) have agreed to enhance their relationship and createextra trading opportunities for members. Reuven Kaufman, president of the DDC (pictured, left),...
Polished Markets Sep 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Alex Popov
WDM Names Seven New Retail Members
Seven retailers have joined the World Diamond Mark (WDM)roster of authorized diamond dealers, enabling them to carry the scheme’ssymbol while committing to its code of practices.The new members of the WDM, the marketing effort of theWorld...
Retail Jul 11, 2017 Rapaport News
Global Money
Diamond Trade Banking on Relationships
The diamond industry and the banking sector are getting to know each other again, having recognized the gulf that’s developed between them. In that spirit, the diamond financing seminar that took place...
Polished Markets Apr 06, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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Diamond Club West Coast Picks President
Moshe Salem has been elected president of Diamond ClubWest Coast (DCWC), according to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). Mervyn Hahn and Kalpesh Jhaveri have been voted inas vice presidents, and Rahul...
Polished Markets Mar 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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Signature IIJS to Run Alongside WFDB Meet
- The Signature IIJS jewelry show will take place in Mumbaifrom February 6 to 9, coinciding with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses(WFDB) presidents’ meeting.The 10th edition of Signature IIJS will be held at theBombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, a suburb...
Polished Markets Jan 03, 2017 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India Sets Up Trade Disciplinary Committee
A new disciplinary committee will deal with misconduct inIndia’s diamond trade under plans approved by the Gem & JewelleryExport Promotion Council (GJEPC).The GJEPC teamed up with the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) andthe Mumbai...
Financial-Legal Dec 29, 2016 Rapaport News
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