At 1.6 billion francs (approximately $1 billion), their value was up 3.7% compared to January 2014. This increase was recorded on an already high base and with one less working day.
Andrey Zharkov, the newly appointed President of the Russian mining company ALROSA, the world's largest diamond producer by volume, confirmed that he will be heading an ALROSA delegation to attend the 2015 Presidents' Meeting in Tel Aviv next week.
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that registration for the fourth edition of the Israel Diamond Week in New York is open.
The event will be held on the trading floor of the DDC, and will take place from October 19 to 22.
Around 100 Israeli diamond traders will be taking part in the event on the DDC's trading floor.
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced that registration for the summer edition (August 31-September 4) of the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) is now open.
Registered - and confirmed - buyers will be offered three free nights in the IDWI venue hotel.
This seminar, attended by some 15 banks, including the traditional major banks, Indian banks specializing in diamonds, as well as private banks, explained how diamond financing works.
It was the second year the traditional Hong Kong March fair featured a separate loose stones venue. In its first year, the show attracted over 32,000 professional buyers from around the world, marking its emergence as one of the most successful shows in the industry.
The AWDC condemns campaigning on the back of the Antwerp diamond industry.