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Belgium, Israel to Hold Online Diamond Fair
Belgian and Israeli industry organizations are jointly organizing a virtual trade show to compensate for the cancellation of major exhibitions around the world.The Online Diamond Trade Fair will run from March 30 to April 3, the...
Polished Markets Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
IDE
Israel Bourse Offers Two-Month Fee Discount
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has temporarily reduced fees for members due to the severe slowdown in trading resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.IDE president Yoram Dvash announced a 50% discount on membership charges and...
Polished Markets Mar 17, 2020 Rapaport News
AWDC building Antwerp
Belgium, Israel Shut Diamond Trading Halls
All diamond trading halls in Belgium and Israel are closing until further notice as the countries attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Antwerp’s four bourses will shut their trading floors from Monday, the...
Polished Markets Mar 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough and polished diamonds at International Diamo
Israel Eases Trading Rules After Exports Plummet
Israel’s diamond regulator has granted temporary concessions to promote shipments to and from countries affected by the coronavirus, after exports slumped in February.Dealers can now spend 90 days inspecting polished goods from certain virus-hit countries...
Polished Markets Mar 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: How Big a Threat Is the Coronavirus?
With the coronavirus dominating headlines since late January, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast looks at its potential impact on the diamond and jewelry market. In addition, Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz sums up the mood...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Arosa IDWI
Alrosa Puts Lower-Value Mines on Hold
Alrosa has paused production at certain lower-value deposits as the diamond industry continues to face an inventory imbalance and external challenges, its CEO said.The Russian miner placed on care and maintenance select alluvial mines that...
Mining Feb 12, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Benny Landa
Tech Pioneer Sees Future for Synthetics in Israel
Israel has an opportunity to forge a new specialism in diamond synthesis as its polishing sector diminishes, according to a leading hi-tech executive and founder of a lab-grown venture.The country’s once-thriving diamond-manufacturing industry has mostly shifted to India, with only...
Technology Jan 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Diamond exchange district
Israel Polished-Diamond Exports Decline
Israel’s polished-diamond exports fell 21% to $2.62 billionin the first nine months of the year, according to data from the nation’sMinistry of Economy. Shipments to the US, Israel’s largest export market,dropped 14% to $1.13 billion, while...
Polished Markets Nov 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai
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
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