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Trade Mourns Death of Leo Schachter
Leo Schachter, whose famed international diamond company has borne his name for almost 70 years, died last Thursday at the age of 95.Schachter launched Beck and Schachter Company on New York’s47th Street in 1952, having...
Polished Markets May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
DMIA Reelects Ronnie VanderLinden as Presiden
DMIA Votes In New Officers
The Diamond Manufacturers and ImportersAssociation of America (DMIA) reelected Ronnie VanderLinden (pictured) as president forthe 2018-to-2020 term. DMIA members voted in Saul Goldberg, Eli Haas, Matthew Schamrothand Fred Knobloch as vice presidents of its executive...
Manufacturing Jan 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Memorial Candle
Lloyd Jaffe, ‘Voice of the Industry,’ Dies at 90
Lloyd Jaffe, a long-serving leader of the US diamond industry, passed away late last week at age 90. Jaffe was a founder of the now-defunct American Diamond Industry Association (ADIA), serving as its chairman for 16 years until...
Polished Markets Apr 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Ronnie Vanderlinden Re-elected as President of DMIA
The members of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) re-elected Ronnie VanderLinden as the group's president at its annual general meeting on August 5. Paul Goldberg, Eli Haas, Fred Knobloch, Sheldon Kwiat and...
Manufacturing Aug 09, 2015 Rapaport News
Diamond District
Press Release: DDC, DMIA Issue Joint Statement on Undisclosed Treatments
Press Release: The Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) issued a joint statement today regarding a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) laboratory alert concerning...
Polished Markets May 27, 2015 DDC, DMIA
brown & co.
Martin Rapaport Says Put America First
Putting America first and stressing the importance of adding value in the U.S. diamond and jewelry market was the cornerstone of a presentation by Martin Rapaport, the chairman of the Rapaport Group, to members of the Diamond Manufacturers...
Marketing Oct 28, 2014 Brian Bossetta
CIBJO Congress Attendees Address Synthetic Diamonds
The topic of synthetic diamonds dominated the first day of discussions at the CIBJO congress in Moscow. The three-day congress brought together over 130 delegates from 22 countries to explore numerous commission reports and research along...
Gemstones May 19, 2014 Anastasia Serdykova
DMIA Initiative for Meeting On Synthetics Diamonds Gains Support
Press Release: An array of industry organizations have come on board following an urgent call issued earlier this month by the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) to host an industry-wide meeting in New York City that...
Manufacturing Nov 24, 2013 DMIA
DMIA Calls for Industry Meeting on Synthetics
Press Release: The following letter was sent on behalf of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA).Dear colleagues, Much has been written in the past month concerning synthetic diamonds being represented as natural...
Polished Markets Nov 14, 2013 DMIA
DMIA Welcomes Conclusion of Lawsuit Against De Beers
Press Release: The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) said it is pleased to report that the payments to companies that purchased directly from Diamdel and its competitors, which are the result of the...
Financial-Legal Aug 02, 2013 DMIA
Diamond District
DMIA Urges Attendance at 47th St. Security Seminar
Press Release: The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) urges its members to take part in a seminar on the special safety and security measures required for jewelers, to be organized and presented by the New...
Marketing Jun 17, 2013 DMIA
DMIA Extends a Platform of Cooperation With ALROSA
Press Release: The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) and ALROSA, Russia's largest diamond company engaged in the exploration, mining, manufacture and sale of diamonds and one of the world's major rough diamond producers, held a round of discussions earlier this spring. The purpose...
Manufacturing May 30, 2013 DMIA
Polished Diamonds
Industry Stakeholders Meet With OECD to Discuss Responsible Supply Chains
Press Release: On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, a multi-stakeholder group comprised of some 50 representatives from industry, civil society and government met at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris to discuss responsible supply...
Fair Trade May 02, 2013 DMIA
DMIA Reiterates Commitment to Leadership, Ethics and the Diamond's Reputation
Press Release: The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) issued a statement today spurred by the recent article, entitled "The Diamond Industry's Sad Lack of Leadership," written by JCK Magazine's eminent senior editor Rob Bates. Bates takes the diamond industry to task for not...
Manufacturing Apr 29, 2013 DMIA
Diamond District
DMIA Elects VanderLinden as President
The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) installed a new board and appointed new directors during the DMIA's general membership meeting on March 5 in New York. Ronald (Ronnie) VanderLinden was elected president,...
Marketing Mar 07, 2013 Jeff Miller
Bob Mandelkern Passes Away at 87
The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) expressed its sadness in learning of the passing of Bob Mandelkern who died at the age of 87 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Mandelkern was described as a leader...
Research Feb 25, 2013 DMIA
Diamond District
Varda Shine, Philippe Mellier to Address DMIA
Press Release: Philippe Mellier, the chief executive of the De Beers Group and Varda Shine, the chief executive of the De ‎Beers Diamond Trading Company (DTC) will be the guests of honor and keynote ‎speakers at the...
Manufacturing Dec 11, 2012 DMIA
Alrosa rough
ALROSA Concludes its First New York Auction
The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) announced that ALROSA conducted its first auction of large, rough diamonds in New York City earlier this month. The sale was by invitation-only and was...
Rough Markets Jul 11, 2012 Jeff Miller
DMIA Calls for Action to Prevent Synthetics from Entering the Market Disguised as Natural
The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) called upon domestic and international organizations, grading laboratories, governments and law enforcement to join together in a serious and committed effort to prevent the leakage of synthetic, laboratory-grown diamonds. The DMIA defined these recent leaks as conducted by ''those...
Polished Markets May 30, 2012 Jeff Miller
JA & DMIA Encourage Business Reforms, Vigilance After Kimberley Process Plenary
Press Release: Jewelers of America (JA) and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) – national trade associations whose combined membership represents fine jewelry retailers, diamond traders and manufacturers in the U.S. – are encouraged that steps were taken to preserve the Kimberley Process...
Fair Trade Nov 16, 2011 JA & DMIA
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