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Antwerp Diamond Week Opens at NY Diamond Dealers Club

May 5, 2014 4:34 PM   By Diamond Dealers Club
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Press Release: New York Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) president Reuven Kaufman announced that the first day of trading during Antwerp Diamond Week in Manhattan was “an unqualified success.”  Nearly one hundred Belgium and U.S.  firms from the DDC and the Beurs voor Diamanthandel came to the club's trading floor to buy and sell goods. 

According to Kaufman, based upon reports of today’s trading, it is anticipated that substantial business will take place between the members of two of the most prominent bourses in the worldwide diamond industry. 

Beurs voor Diamanthandel's president, Marcel Pruwer, indicated that his members were extremely pleased with the turnout at Antwerp Diamond Week and the detailed arrangements by DDC.  He and his colleagues look forward to the rest of Antwerp Diamond Week at the DDC as well as initiating a Diamond Dealers Club Week in Antwerp for DDC members. 

Messrs. Pruwer and Kaufman praised the joint undertaking between their bourses, and said that this was a great opportunity for their members  to examine a considerable variety of goods, to trade, to establish new business contacts and to renew long-standing ones.

Kaufman thanked the major sponsors of Antwerp Diamond Week, including the Gemological Institute of America  and the Forty Seventh Fifth Company LLC.  He further noted that during the next few days, participants would be able to meet with representatives of various labs, security institutions and the press.

 

About the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC)
Established in 1931, the Diamond Dealers Club is the voice of the U.S. diamond industry and is the oldest and largest diamond-trading bourse in the country.  A member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the DDC’s nearly 2,000 members come from across the U.S., 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 www.nyddc.com.

 

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