International Diamond Week in Israel to Feature Innovative Diamond Technology at DiamTech

Israel is renowned as the leader in technological innovations for the diamond industry - that's why no diamond exhibition in Israel would be complete without a technology section.

The winter edition of the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) to be held February 14 - 18, 2016 will showcase new diamond technologies at the DiamTech exhibition which will take place outside the Rough Diamond Trading Hall, in the presence of Nobel Prize winner for chemistry Prof Dan Shechtman.

At DiamTech, technology companies and high-tech service providers will display the latest innovations in diamond manufacturing, decision-making for cutting, diamond imaging and marketing technologies.

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash emphasized the importance of technology in the Israeli Diamond Industry. "Israel's added value in cutting edge technology is a great advantage to our industry. Most of the significant technological innovations in the diamond industry worldwide originated in Israel. With DiamTech we are supporting companies who advancing our industry through technology. We are also proclaiming to our members and our colleagues around the world that Israel will continue to be at the forefront of technological innovation for our industry," he said.

The Israel Diamond Exchange will make available to IDWI buyers and exhibitors the free use of the IDE Technology Center on the trading floor. The Technology Center is manned by expert gemologists and technicians who will aid participants in using the latest equipment to check color, clarity, symmetry and cut grade, using the criteria of the leading gemological laboratories - GIA, HRD and IGI. Moreover, participants will be able to determine if diamonds of all sizes, including melees, are natural, synthetic or simulant. They will also be able to compare options for re-cutting diamonds, as well as to learn if a stone is suitable for HPHT treatment. A special camera is also available for photographing diamonds and jewelry, as well as scanning reports.

The Israel Diamond Exchange offers accredited and confirmed buyers three free nights in one of the IDWI's venue hotels in the Ramat Gan Diamond District.