The Israel Diamond Institute
The ultimate aim of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI is to maintain the Israel diamond industry's status as leading force in the global diamond industry.
The IDI was founded in 1967 as a public company in order to promote the diamond industry. Its goal is to develop Israel as an international trading center for rough and polished. To this end, we do our utmost to provide diamantaires with important tools, from everyday equipment to the development of a broad system that will bring about a revolution in industry production.
The IDI serves as the Israeli diamond industry's gateway to the diamond world. It aims to find new markets, while spreading awareness about Israeli diamond firms.
Through its national pavilions, which often host dozens of Israeli diamond companies' booths, the IDI represents the Israeli diamond trade at trade shows around the globe.
The IDI also hosts international conferences and delegations in order to promote ties with the international diamond industry.
The IDI gives up-to-date information about manufacturers, regulations and laws, as well as tips on how to do business with local industries. The IDI's representative offices in New York and Hong Kong serve as a critical resource for diamantaires interested in doing business in the United States and the Far East.
Israel is one of the world's main buyers of gem-quality rough diamonds, importing arond $10 billion of rough diamonds annually. In order to maintain Israel's status as a rough trade center, the IDI hunts for new rough diamonds sources.
The IDI offers many courses, lectures and seminars for Israeli diamantaires on topics related to the diamond industry. Among these are Business English, Chinese, computers, the Internet and research.
The IDI also sponsors a management training program and seminars for manufacturers. In addition, it produces a wide range of written learning material and books about various aspects of the diamond industry, from mining, cutting and production to the finished product.