Polished – wholesale and manufacturing
Renovation work to expand the import-export inspection room in the Shimshon building was celebrated with a festive event yesterday (Tuesday) at the diamond exchange with the placing of a mezuzah at the doorway.
Cwill be holding a tender of goods in Tel Aviv and Antwerp over the coming month.
The firm's Tel Aviv office will be showing the polished stones from January 20 to 26 that it will sell at tender.
It will be Kristall's 10th tender of polished stones and they will be mostly from 2 carats and up.
The diamonds will be also shown from February 2 to 6 at Kristall's Antwerp office.
Visitors to Hong Kong from Mainland China for the Golden Week vacation do not appear to have been deterred from visiting as a result of the political protests in the former British colony.
In 2014, the Israeli diamond industry maintained its export achievements of 2013, with a slight rise of $160 million in total polished and rough exports, according to figures published by the Ministry of Economy’s Diamond Controller Shmuel Mordechai.
Israel’s total combined exports of polished and rough diamonds stood at $9.324 billion in 2014, compared to $9.166 billion in 2013.
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and online sales giant eBay have announced the first cooperation agreement of its kind in order to expand the sales by Israeli diamantaires of polished diamond online worldwide and expand overall Israeli diamond sales.
The new year will see the launch by Fiera di Vicenza of VICENZAORO The Boutique Show, a revolutionary exhibition format developed by the company for the gold and jewelry industries that assembles exhibitors into homogeneous communities, classified by reference values, type of production and purchasing procedures.
The IDE said an extra 74 places have been created in the trading hall near the entrance from the Maccabi Bridge where, until recently, there were Internet stations and notice boards.
The Israel Diamond Exchange's (IDE) already spacious trading hall has expanded even further.
With more than 40 of the 59 available offices in the Phase 1 building of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center already accounted for, Erez Akerman, President of the Panama Diamond Exchange, is visiting the Indian cities of Mumbai and Surat, and then New York, to meet with companies interested in obtaining space in Latin America's first dedicated diamond, colored gemstone and jewelry trading complex.
De Beers' Forevermark diamond brand has appointed a local licensee partner, Zen Diamond, for its expansion into Turkey.
Forevermark diamonds are available at 25 Zen Diamond stores in the main cities of Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Samsun and Mersin.
The launch in Turkey follows the ongoing expansion of the brand across Asia, North America, the Middle East, southern Africa and, most recently, Australia.
Belgian exports of polished diamonds in July rose to $1.381 billion from $1.322 billion a year before, according to figures published by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).
Exports in volume terms last month totaled 756,043 carats, from the figure of 696,684 carats in July 2013.
Exports rose by 35.6 percent in carat terms on the figure for June and increased by 1.4 percent in dollar terms.