Advanced Search

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Honors Israel Diamond Week

Nov 18, 2013 4:54 PM   By DDC
Comment Comment Email Email Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share

Press Release: At the conclusion of Israel Diamond Week, which brought more than 100 Israeli companies to trade at the New York Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), our president Reuven Kaufman released a proclamation from New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg designating the period November 11 to 14, 2013, as “Israel Diamond Exchange and Diamond Dealers Club Week.”

The key paragraphs of Bloomberg’s proclamation read:

WHEREAS: Manhattan’s 47th Street is New York’s “Diamond District,” where jewelers from across the globe can find not only inspiration, but also their fellow casters, artisans, stone dealers, and vendors hard at work.  This week, the venerable Diamond Dealers Club – founded in 1931 and now one of the foremost diamond exchanges in the world – welcomes representatives from more that 100 companies belonging to the Israel Diamond Exchange.  A series of events will bring together industry leaders, and give this distinguished international group the chance to form even more productive partnerships.

WHEREAS: New York City and Israel share a deep bond, one strengthened by proud, common traditions of faith, resilience, and generosity.  We increasingly have some other things in common as well.  Through programs such as the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s “Israel to NYC” initiative, Israeli entrepreneurs are learning that when the time comes to expand overseas, New York is the perfect place to do it.  Topics from cut and clarity to international commerce are on the agenda for this week, and we look forward to the DDC’s guests enjoying our city’s world-famous hospitality, energy and brilliance.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, in recognition of this important industry event, and in appreciation for the professionals who keep our city’s “Diamond District” thriving, do hereby proclaim November 11 to 14, 2013 in the City of New York as:

 “Israel Diamond Exchange and Diamond Dealers Club Week”

Michael R. Bloomberg

About the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC)
Established in 1931, the Diamond Dealers Club is the voice of the American diamond industry and is the oldest and largest diamond-trading bourse in the United States.  A member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the DDC’s nearly 2,000 members come from across the United States, Europe, Japan, India, South Africa and Israel.  The DDC is headquartered in a 25,000 square foot facility in the heart of the diamond district in the World Diamond Tower at 580 Fifth Avenue and 47th Street. To learn more about the Diamond Dealers Club, please visit


Rapaport News is not responsible for, and does not endorse, the content of any third-party press release. This is not a Rapaport Press Release. It has been provided as additional information for our clients.

Comment Comment Email Email Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share
Tags: Bloomberg, DDC, Diamond Dealers Club, new york, proclamation
Similar Articles
Comments: (0)  Add comment Add Comment
Arrange Comments Last to First
© Copyright 1978-2020 by Rapaport USA Inc. All rights reserved. Index®, RapNet®, Rapaport®, PriceGrid™, Diamonds.Net™, and JNS®; are registered TradeMarks.
While the information presented is from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee the accuracy or validity of any information presented by Rapaport or the views expressed by users of our internet service.