"I began my career in diamonds more than 40 years ago in the Central African Republic I bought rough diamonds from individual miners extracting diamonds from the ground while I lived with my young family in the heart of the jungle. From the start, I was fascinated with predicting the price that a rough diamond would command once it reached its optimum polished form. After my company Cora International acquired the Blue Moon from South Africa’s Cullinan mine in 2014, I applied my specialist knowledge"... (Ehud Laniado, Square Mile Magazine).
Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond valuation, trading, manufacturing, retail and consultancy services, Laniado has mastered both the miniscule details of evaluating and pricing individual rough diamonds and the entire structure of the diamond industry. Today, his global operations are at the forefront of the industry, recognised in diamond capitals from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and Hong Kong to New York.