Polished – wholesale and manufacturing

Israel posts 8.3 percent drop in polished exports in first quarter

Israel's net diamond exports in the first three months of this year fell 8.3 percent to US$1.60 billion from US$1.75 billion a year before, according to figures published by the diamond administration of the Economy Ministry.

Net polished imports in the first quarter fell 13 percent to US$962 million from US$1.11 billion in the same period last year.

CIBJO releases marketing and education special report

With six weeks to go to the opening of the 2013 CIBJO Congress in Tel Aviv on May 7, 2013, the first of its commissions' Special Reports has been released.

Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall,  the report says that Corporate Environmental Impact will be a key concern of consumers in coming years, and one which the industry has to take note of.

Jewelry magnate Laurence Graff pays visit to Israeli diamond week

Leading British jeweler Laurence Graff visited the US/International Diamond Week where he was given a tour by IDE President Yair Sahar and Diamond Dealers Club of New York President Reuven Kaufman.

"The Diamond Week is very impressive, Graff says. "When was the trading hall this busy? It is a tremendous idea. Really excellent." He declined to comment on whether he planned to buy any diamonds.

Five new sightholders for remainder of 2012-2015 contract period, says De Beers

De Beers has added five new sightholders for the remainder of the 2012-2015 Supplier of Choice (SoC) contract period.

De Beers’ modified SoC re-planning process, announced in 2011, enables businesses that demonstrated sufficient demand through De Beers’ auction sales in 2012, to qualify for term contract supply and sightholder status.

Israel bourse's technology section receives advanced diamond counting device

Yosi Kuzi, a co-owner of Hong Kong-based Diamonds Services Ltd, presented a special gift to the Technology Wing of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) – the GemBox RFID.

Based on state-of-the-art radio-wave technology, the device can count 1,000 diamonds in just 30 seconds.

Israel's international diamond week event aiming to return global industry to full strength

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) is leading the international diamond business sector's marketing efforts at a time when it needs to make tremendous efforts to return to profitability and strong growth, IDE President Yair Sahar said in a message to 150 diamond buyers who will be taking part in the US / International Diamond Week.

The event will be held March 17-20 at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) in Ramat Gan.

Antwerp Polished Exports Decline to $1.25B in February from $1.37B

Belgian exports of polished diamonds in February dropped on the year to $1.25 billion from $1.37 billion a year earlier, according to figures published by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).

Meanwhile, exports in volume terms totaled 585,565 carats from 655,196 carats in February 2012. The average price per carat rose to $2,127 from $2,095 in February 2012.

Botswana's 2012 diamond exports up 19.5 percent on year to $4.6 billion

Botswana's diamond exports, including rough and manufactured goods as well as diamonds De Beers brought into the country for sorting, rose 19.5 percent on the year to around US$4.6 billion in 2012, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reported.

Leibish & Co. selling 2.02-ct fancy vivid purplish pink at HK International Jewellery Show

Fancy color diamond firm Leibish & Co. will be selling a 2.02-carat, Fancy Vivid purplish pink SI2 diamond at the March 5-9 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.

The diamond comes from a 4.96-carat rough stone and the cushion-shaped diamond has been named the Leibish Pink Promise.

Prices of fancy color diamonds are continuously rising due to robust demand. Sotheby's sold a 0.51-carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink VS2 for $338,500 or $663,725 per carat in February.

GJEPC angry at IDMA president Shkadov’s 'statement against India'

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) takes strong objection at what it calls the "maligning of the Indian financial system" in a media statement released by International Diamond Manufacturers (IDMA) President Maxim Shkadov.

“It is astonishing to note an uncalled for statement made by the IDMA President against its largest stakeholder in diamond manufacturing globally," says GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shah. "The remark made is reckless and not supported with true evidence or factual information.

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