DDC in New York Holding Second India Diamond Week

This week, the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York is welcoming hundreds of diamantaires after the holiday season to participate in its second edition of India Diamond Week.
 
“When we introduced India Diamond Week in August, we discovered a true gem for our diamond dealers. It’s important to build on that momentum by providing shows like this for our members and participants,” said Reuven Kaufman, DDC President.
 
In conjunction with the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the Diamond Dealers Club is hosting over 70 exhibitors comprised of India-based companies and DDC members and companies.
 
As a first-time participant, Chirag Kakadia, Director, Sheetal Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd., said: “It’s been fantastic for us. As companies without a presence in the United States, it’s a great gateway to enter into the marketplace.”
 
Another first-time India Diamond Week participant, Chetan M. Javeri, said he’s happy with the experience. “I think this is a boost for business, and that we will have a positive season ahead.”
 
Alpesh Ahir of Bhavani Gems Pvt. Ltd. said, “This is my second India Diamond Week at the DDC. This time I’m able to pick up where I left off a few months ago, and make more sales while seeing familiar faces. This is a good platform because it gives all the diamond manufacturers an opportunity to come and explore the market.”
 
A member of the DDC for 39 years, Izhak Grum of LLD USA, Inc. described the impact of the shows on business. “If you meet more people, you’ll make more sales. That’s what shows are all about.”
 
India Diamond Week is taking place on the DDC’s trading floor through January 15.