UAE to Chair Kimberley Process for Year 2016
Antwerp Diamond Report 2014
The impressive figures booked by the Antwerp diamond community speak for themselves, yet they do not tell the whole story of 2014. With diamond imports and exports setting record highs in terms of value, Antwerp again confirmed its leading role in the global diamond trade, remaining the preferred global partner.  more
DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs and the UAE Ministry of Economy’s authority for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, welcomed the selection of the UAE as the Vice-Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) in 2015. The appointment was recently confirmed through a voting process involving all KP Participants. The UAE will assume the role of Kimberley Process Chair in 2016.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said: “We are honoured to have been formally selected as Vice Chair in 2015 and to assume the role of Chair of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in 2016.  more
Registration for Israel Diamond Week in New York is open!
Registration for the fourth edition of the Israel Diamond Week in New York is now open. The event will be held on the trading floor of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York, at 580 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, October 19-22, 2015.
"The diamond trading centers of Israel and New York complement each other," DDC President Reuven Kaufman stated. "New York is the undisputed gateway for the diamond, gem and jewelry industry and trade in the United States while, since long, Israel has been one of the largest trading partners for the North American diamond market."  more
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair kicks off with 3,752 exhibitors from 50 countries
The key international jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair) (http://exhibitions.jewellerynetasia.com/9jg/) – opens recently at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). AWE houses the raw materials section of the September Fair. The fine finished jewellery section, meanwhile, will open on 18 September at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).  more