Israel Takes Steps to Revive Diamond Manufacturing
An advanced “one-stop shop” for diamond manufacturing, recently opened near the Israel Diamond Complex in Ramat Gan, is the first step in an ambitious plan by Israeli diamond leaders to bring back a large part of the offshore diamond polishing business to the country. The plan is being supported by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) and the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI).
The new 400 square meter manufacturing center provides a subsidized work environment for up to 100 polishers, access to an abundance of advanced technological systems, including the Sarine Galaxy machine, laser cutting and automatic round polishing, with teaching staff on site.  more

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) Industry Committee Chairman Yoram Dvash
Baselworld 2015, THE global trendsetting event for the watch and jewellery industry concluded recently on a positive note after eight intensive and memorable days. The biggest and most prestigious brands in the world, the finest retailers and the global press once again united under one roof and capitalised on the myriad of business and networking opportunities that are exclusive to Baselworld. A record number of press attendees underlined the relentless growth of interest in the show.  more
International Colored Gemstone Association Initiates Special Policy to Develop Next Generation ICA Members
International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) to encourage younger members of the international colored gemstone industry to join its ranks by reducing membership fees, the organization has announced that it will be taking further steps to develop a new, younger generation of members. The ICA said the new initiative is part of its overall plans to bring in younger people involved in the business to participate in international events, including the ICA Congress which is held every two years.  more