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Young Diamantaires podcast Nov 2020
Podcast: The Young Diamantaires
How does the next generation of diamond professionals view the industry? We find out by interviewing two active members of the Young Diamantaires group.Founded in 2016 as an initiative of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), the Young...
Polished Markets Nov 16, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Yoram Dvash to Chair Israel Diamond Institute
The board of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) has elected Yoram Dvash for a three-year term as chairman, it said Wednesday.Dvash, who announced he was stepping down as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) last week,...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Dvash with Diamond
Yoram Dvash to Step Down as Israel Bourse Head
Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) president Yoram Dvash will not run for a third term, choosing instead to focus on his leadership position at the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB).Elections for the IDE presidency are...
Polished Markets Oct 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
Trade Must Continue Transformation, Dvash Urges
The week of September 14 was as momentous as they come for Yoram Dvash. The 56-year-old head of the Israel Diamond Exchange was elected president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), having served as its interim...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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In Search of a Plan at the World Diamond Congress
The Zoom meetings that constituted September’s World Diamond Congress lacked the event’s trademark pizzazz. The biennial conference, which combines the meetings of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International...
Polished Markets Oct 05, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Israel-Dubai
Israel, Dubai Diamond Sectors Sign Trade Deal
Diamond bourses in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a cooperation deal following the recent peace accord between the two Middle East countries.The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will open...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
WFDB Elects Yoram Dvash as President
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has voted in Yoram Dvash as its president for a three-year term, the organization said Tuesday.Dvash, who holds the same position at the Israel Diamond Exchange, had been...
Polished Markets Sep 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Kim Pelletier
Kim Pelletier to Head Get Diamonds Platform
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has named Kim Pelletier as CEO of its Get Diamonds trading platform, it said Monday.Pelletier is a former vice president for sales and marketing at diamond-trading site Polygon. She was...
Polished Markets Aug 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
World Diamond Congress Goes Virtual
The World Diamond Congress will take place in a virtual format beginning September 14, giving industry leaders an opportunity to brainstorm ways of navigating coronavirus-related challenges. The biennial event, a joint meeting of the World Federation of Diamond...
Polished Markets Aug 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Chow Tai Fook
WFDB Expands Membership Beyond Core Trade
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has opened its membership to companies outside the core diamond trade, aiming to make the group more relevant and influential.Organizations connected to the diamond industry, such as retailers,...
Polished Markets Jun 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Ernie Blom
Ernie Blom Wins Legal Case Against WFDB
An Antwerp court has prohibited the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) from publicly blacklisting former president Ernie Blom over a payment dispute in Dubai.Blom had sought an injunction to prevent the organization from complying with...
Financial-Legal May 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Rami Baron and Mashudu Lazarus Sithole
Young Diamantaires Moving Beyond Infancy
The Young Diamantaires group is planning to become a more structured organization, with regional chapters and an online networking platform for registered members, its founder told Rapaport News. The initiative of the World Federation of Diamond...
Polished Markets May 10, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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WFDB Head Ernie Blom Steps Down
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has named Yoram Dvash as acting president following Ernie Blom’s decision to stand down temporarily.The WFDB’s executive committee elected the Israel Diamond Exchange president in a Zoom meeting...
Polished Markets Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Ernie Blom
WFDB to Fund Get Diamonds Trading Platform
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has adopted Get Diamonds as its official trading platform, the organization’s president Ernie Blom told Rapaport News. The WFDB’s executive committee agreed in a Zoom meeting on Sunday...
Polished Markets Apr 06, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Panel
Panel Highlights Traceability Opportunity
The trend of adopting diamond traceability measures is gaining traction, according to participants in a panel discussion at Israel’s International Diamond Week.The panel, moderated by Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz, explored how various businesses across the supply...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Antwerp Beurs
Antwerp Bans Lab-Grown from Trading Floors
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced aban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls. While synthetics trading is still rare in Antwerp, theumbrella group took action last month because it views the exchanges...
Polished Markets Oct 10, 2019 Joshua Freedman
WFDB Presidents' Meeting Opening
WFDB Prepares Master Plan to Boost Relevance
There was a time, though not very recent, when a gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) was graced by royalty and high-ranking politicians, recalled industry consultant Peter Meeus at the organization’s annual Presidents’...
Polished Markets Oct 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Marange Fields
US Bans Import of Zimbabwe Diamonds
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked theimport of rough diamonds mined from the Marange fields in Zimbabwe, claimingthey were produced using forced labor. “CBP is firmly committed to identifying and preventingproducts made with...
Mining Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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Nurturing the Next Generation of Diamantaires
If anyone in the industry wanted to know how to transform a diamondbusiness and safeguard its future, they might do well to speak to the 25members of the Young Diamantaires group who went on last week’s mission toSouth Africa.The delegates...
Mining Sep 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
WFDB
Blom Urges KP to Define Systemic Violence
The war on conflict diamonds will remain at a standstilluntil the industry can agree on what constitutes systemic violence, according to World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom. The lack of agreement on the matter is preventing...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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