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Press Release: Israel Preps for International Diamond Week

Jul 29, 2015 9:00 AM   By Israel Diamond Exchange
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Press Release: While most of Israel's diamond industry is taking a much-needed break for summer, at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), the organizing committee is completing the master plan for the summer edition of International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), which will open on August 30.

"A few days ago, we drew up the final list of participating companies, which will be exhibiting polished diamonds on the IDE's trading floor," said Moti Besser, the exchange's general manager (see full list below). "We'll have 263 IDE members on the floor showing their goods. This promises a great deal of variety and choice."

Besser noted that the exchange is again trying to create more diverse and exciting business opportunities during the IDWI. Currently, the IDE board is considering allowing a group of rough diamond traders -- smaller operators who do not usually participate in international trade shows -- to show their goods on the floor during the event. "The format of the IDWI is particularly beneficial for smaller operations that do not have the logistics to participate in international shows," Besser explained.

IDE's president, Shmuel Schnitzer, said that while most of the diamond business was still conducted in the offices of the exchange, the trading floor was making a comeback. "We have just held a monthly 'Blue-White Fair Day' during which companies came down to the trading floor to trade with other IDE members. The feedback of the inaugural 'Blue-White Trading Day' has been absolutely fantastic and this 'back-to-basics' exercise has proven its point. And the upcoming International Diamond Week will give an early indication of where the market is heading ahead of the holiday sales season," Schnitzer added.

As a precursor IDWI, the IDE held its first local "Blue & White Trading Day" on the IDE trading floor. The event was initiated by IDE's vice president, Ben Zion Shashu.

IDWI is organized by the Israel Diamond Exchange in close cooperation with the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York, the Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamanthandel) and, for the first time,  the Bharat Diamond Bourse. All exchanges will be represented by delegations of their members on the IDE trading floor in August.

The following companies are participating in IDWI: 4C'S; A.B.T.; A.S. Lugano Diamonds Ltd.; A.T.S. Diamonds 2008 Ltd.; Adicom Diamonds; Aharonit Fish Praiss; Aharonoff Creations Ltd.; Ajami Diamonds Ltd.; Alex Daniel Diamonds Ltd.; Alon Avinoam Diamonds; Ami Kanner; Amiram Gertler Diamonds; Amtalai Diamonds (2002) Ltd.; Andre Messika Ltd.; Annita Diamonds Ltd.; Arad Diamonds Ltd.; Arie Israelov; Arie Pienica Sons Ltd.; Ariel Diamond Center; Aryeh Fozailoff; Asher Gertler; Asherian Diamonds Ltd.; Atlas Diamonds Ltd.; Avi Paz Fancy Ltd.; Avikam D. Bezalel; Avnit Diamonds; Ax Aloni Exchange Diamonds; Babaev Jacob; Babayoff Diamonds E.A.(2011) Ltd.; Banis Diamonds Ltd.; Bardan Diamonds Ltd.; Barzilai Moshe 2000 Ltd.; Belisdiam Ltd.; Ben Yehuda Pinchas (Petka); Ben Zion Cohen; Bendiaco Ltd.; Benny Galanter Diamonds; Benyamin Adler; Beta Diamonds Ltd.; Binyamin Cohen; Birenbaum Rami; Blankitny Diamonds; Boom Diamonds Ltd.; Boris Davidov; Briza Lior Ltd.; Broide Eliezer; C.A.M.D. Diamonds Ltd.; Chaim Marx Diamonds 1990 Ltd.; D&G Berlantiny Diamond Ltd.; D.L.D. Diamond Ltd.; D.T.C. USA; Dalior Diamonds Ltd.; David Arabov and Sons 2013 Ltd.; David Levy Diamonds; David Weiter; Dayagi Avraham Diamonds Ltd.; Devora Nissim; Diamanti Ltd.; Diamex Ltd.; Diamond Boutique Ltd.; Diamond Center Crystals; Direct Diamond Solution Ltd.; Dor Diamonds(S.E.Vogel) Ltd.; Dorit Shbat; Dov Diamonds (1999) Ltd.; Duek & Sasson Diamonds Ltd.; DukiVeNapo; E. Eyov Avtalion Group Ltd.; E.L.D Diamonds Ltd.; E.S.Y Diamonds; E. Landau International Ltd.; Elbaz Diamond Ltd.; Eldad Ben David; Eli Aharak; Eli Sadeh Diamonds Ltd.; Eliav Jeki Diamond; ElisDiam Ltd.; Ella M.D. Ltd.; Elyahu Mishaely Diamonds; Elzya Diamonds Ltd.; EMA Diamonds LP; Emma Janover Diamonds Ltd.; Eshed Diam Ltd.; Etti M.H. Diamonds Com; Every Diam Ltd.; Eyal Badichi Diamonds Ltd.; Eyal Mizrachi DIamonds Ltd.; Eyal Sasson; Feldman Chen; Firestone Diamonds Ltd.; Fischer Diamonds Ltd.; Frey Diamonds Ltd.; G. Arabov Diamonds; G.F.D. Diamonds Ltd.; G.I.D. Diamonds; G.S Diamonds Ltd.; Gad Meir; Gal Diamonds Ltd.; Gembel 1982 Ltd.; Gemerald Ltd.; Gem-Processing Ltd.; Gerbi Nimni Diamonds Ltd.; Gidon Khafi Diam; Gil Kimchi Diamonds Ltd.; Glory Gem Ltd.; Goa Diamonds Ltd.; Greitzer Avi Diamonds; Grinker Alon; H.N.D. Diamonds; H.S. Diamonds; Hai Shaked Diamonds 1991 Ltd.; Hausman Diamonds; Hershberg Avraham; Holzman Fabian Diamonds Ltd.; Hoshen Argaman Diamonds Ltd.; I. Pascal Diamonds; I.C.S Diamonds; I.J. Diamonds; Izack Levi; Izak Levavi Diamonds 2006 Ltd.; J.K.D. Trading Co. Ltd.; Jediamex Diamonds Ltd.; Joe Brima Ltd.; Josef Herskovits & Co.; Joseph Frei Ltd.; Julius Klein Eliaz Diamonds Ltd.; K.D.D. Diamonds Ltd.; K.G.K. Diamonds Israel Ltd.; K.G.M. Diamonds Ltd.; Keren Or Diamonds A.S.; Kessel Diamond Manufacturers; Kimchi Diam Ltd.; Kobi Ohev Zion; Koldan Diamonds; Koren Yoram & Sagy Diamonds; L.B.E. Diamonds; L.D.Z. Diamonds Ltd.; L.J. Diamonds PR; Lax Shmuel; Leo Schachter Diamonds Ltd.; Leon Pinassi Diamonds; Lidan Diamonds Ltd.; Liel Diamonds; Lili Diamonds; Limor Brothers Ltd.; Lior Martin Ltd.; Liraz diamonds Ltd.; Lustig Brothers Ltd.; Luz Diamonds Ltd.; M.A. Anavi Diamond Group; M.A.K.O.R.E. Diamonds Ltd.; M.I.D House of Diamonds Ltd.; M.O.Y Yishffe Diamonds; M.S.D. Diamonds Ltd.; M.T.D. Teller Diamond Ltd.; M.Y.S. Diamonds - Sason Itzhak; Majestic D & J Ltd.; Malca Kaikov; Malcdiam Trading Ltd.; Mamashi Diamonds; Maoz Meir; Maroz Diamonds Ltd.; Marquis Diamond Ltd.; Matan Diamonds Ltd.; Matyah Haim; Mavrik Diamonds Manufacturing Ltd.; Meir Elia Diamond Ltd.; Meir Shapira Diamonds; Melees By Size Ltd.; Mesika Chino & Son Ltd.; Miamor Diamonds (Israel) Ltd.; Michael Zion Diamonds Ltd.; Migdal Diamonds Ltd.; Moshe Bleiweiss Diam (1991) Ltd.; Moshe Levy Diamonds; Moshe Nofarber; Moti Ganz Diamond Group; Moti Kashi; Motti Fluk; My Way Diamonds Ltd.; MyClass Diamonds Ltd.; N.F.C Diamonds Ltd.; Nessim Samuel & Sons Diamonds Ltd.; New Star Diamond Ltd.; Nimri Diamonds Ltd.; Nirs Diamonds Ltd.; Nisay Diamonds Ltd.; Nissim Shay Diamonds; Nofarber Diamonds Ltd.; Novel Collection Ltd.; O.T.D Diamonds Ltd.; Ofer Nof Diamonds Ltd.; Ofer Shrager - Paz Diamonds Israel Ltd.; Osher Diam Ltd.; Ostfeld Diamonds Ltd.; P.O. Diamonds 2015 Ltd.; P.T. Palora Industries Ltd.; Paloma Diamonds Ltd.; Paz Diamonds Israel; Podicko Diamonds Ltd.; Poligem Ltd.; Protea Diamonds (1984) Ltd.; Protea Gem Diamonds Ltd.; Protea GY Ltd.; R.D.S. Diamonds Ltd.; R.G.E. Diamonds Ltd.; R.L. Diamonds Ltd.; R.O.K.S. Diamonds Ltd.; R.R. Diamonds Ltd.; Regent Diamonds Ltd.; Reginiano Moshe; Rio Diamonds; Rising Star Ltd.; Rony Duek Diamonds Ltd.; Rosy Blue Sales Ltd.; Royal Gem; S. Juwal & Co; S. Schnitzer Diamonds Ltd.; S.A. Diamonds; Salant Group; Samdiam Diamonds; Sasportas Moshe Diamonds; Segaldiam Ltd.; Selected Diamond Traders Ltd.; Seren Collection Ltd.; Seren Diamond Ltd..; Shai Wein Diamonds; Shay Hauptmann; Shely Diamonds; Shine Diamonds; Shlomo Bichachi Diamonds Ltd.; Simchayoff Yacob Diamonds Ltd.; Sinai Yehuda; Steinfeld Diamonds Ltd.; T.O.C The Excellent Make; Taly Diamonds Ltd.; Tsuberi Diamonds Ltd.; U.S.D Diamonds (2006) Ltd.; V.M.K Diamonds Ltd.; Vardi David; Victory Diamonds; Vision International Diamonds Ltd.; Vivial Color Revealed Diamonds; Vulcan And Co; Wertheimer-Fruchter Diamonds Ltd.; Y. Dvash Diamonds Ltd.; Y.D Yaron Diamond; Y.D.I - Yoshfe Diamonds International Ltd.; Y.L. Golan Diamonds Ltd.; Y.L.D.; Yakobov San Diamonds Ltd.; Yaron Moradov; Yehuda Gershi Diamonds; Yerushalmi Bros. Diamonds; Yona Lev Ltd.; Yondor Diamonds Ltd.; Yoni Salton; Yosef Zamir; Yossi Inbar; Yossi Yerushalmi Diamonds; Zaban Diamonds B.S. Ltd.; Zev Hershler and Zohar Chen.  

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