The origin of Heart-shaped diamonds is unknown. However, this diamond shape has a long historic documentation that establishes their place in jewelry as early as the 15th century.
We are less than five months into the year, and 2015 already appears to be a year of fighting for survival and capital preservation. In the past, the trade always looked forward to the next trade fair or holiday for the next big push in sales. Now, just a month before the important JCK Las Vegas trade fair – the largest diamond and jewelry exhibition in the world, taking place in the most important market, and it seems that the industry is only looking forward to 2016.
Oval-shaped diamonds are another member of the semi-round diamond shapes - those that are based on the round brilliant, but with a twist. Unlike the Pear-shape, discussed last week, which is half of a round on one end and a Marquee on the other, the oval is a somewhat elongated round as the name suggests, which gives it the appearance of larger than it really is.
The excess fragmentation we are facing in parts of the diamond sector must be addressed to allow the diamond industry as a whole to operate more effectively and to provide the new generations of professionals with more sustainable opportunities to flourish in our sector. We can draw lessons from more consolidated industries.
Over the next few days, the second International Rough Diamond Week is taking place in Israel and will feature tenders in which the main international rough diamond suppliers participate. We reached out to Ehud Laniado, one of the leading diamantaires in the rough diamond industry, who is renowned for his know-how and unique experience in the sector, in order to hear his views on the International Rough Diamond Week which is currently taking place in Israel.