PDE signs agreement with Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco, aims to support and promote the Mexican diamond and jewelry business

The Panama Diamond Exchange has concluded a collaboration agreement with Mexico's largest jewelry association, Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco, according to which PDE will provide a series of benefits and services that will support and promote the development of the jewelry business in Mexico.

It was signed by Erez Akerman, PDE President, and Miguel Cotero, President of Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco.

Based in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city and the capital of the State of Jalisco, Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco serves a jewelry industry that is the driving force of the sector in the country, which is Latin America's second largest economy and its largest luxury-product marketplace. More


New diamond manufacturing plant to be inaugurated during International Diamond Week in Israel

A unique diamond manufacturing facility will be inaugurated during the International Diamond Week, February 8-12, 2015. A joint initiative of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) and the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), the plant provides independent diamond manufacturers with ultra-modern diamond manufacturing facilities and also serves to train a new generation of diamond cutters.

"The Modern Manufacturing Center (MMC), as we call it, was born both out of necessity, as well out of a sense of unity between our industry bodies," said Yoram Dvash, Chairman of the IDE's Industry and Marketing Committee. "The IDE, IsDMA and IDI all saw the need for a top-rate training facility for a new generation of diamond cutters and polishers" More


GIA to Host Gemstone Gathering in Mandalay, Myanmar on Jan 30 2015

Free seminars, information booth, lucky draw and dinner
Audiences in Myanmar will have the opportunity to hear from Gemological Institute of America experts during the first-ever Gemstone Gathering in Mandalay on Jan. 30. The free networking and informational event will take place from 2 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. and will include exclusive seminars, dinner and much more.
An 83-year old public-benefit organization dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gem and jewelry purchases, GIA is globally recognized for its education, research discoveries and laboratory services. The event will include a “lucky draw,” a coffee break and dinner, and an information booth for queries about GIA education and lab services. GIA’s Gemstone Gathering in Mandalay will be held on Jan. 30 at the Grand Ballroom of the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar. More


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