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VIDEO: An Interview with Robert Gannicott, President & CEO, Harry Winston Diamond Corporation

Robert Gannicott, President of Harry Winston - which not only makes luxury diamond jewelry but is also a partner in diamond mines - tells the Israel Diamond Institute that Harry Winston sells a larger proportion of its rough diamonds to Israel than many other diamond producers. Gannicott estimates that 30 percent of Harry Winston's rough diamond sales by value are to Israeli diamond companies.

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Summary of the Rough Diamond Conference. MC - IDI MD Eli Avidar   An Interview with Shlomo Eshed, President of the Israel Precious Stones and Diamonds Exchange
Sometimes the diamond industry faces difficult challenges, such as the issue of Zimbabwe's rough diamond exports. In this IDI video clip, Israel Diamond Institute Managing Director Eli Avidar says that as a world leader in the global diamond industry, the Israeli diamond sector is in a unique position to help encourage and promote versatile and out-of-the-box resolutions to such questions   What about colored gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies? In this Israel Diamond Institute video clip, Shlomo Eshed, President of the Israel Precious Stones and Diamonds Exchange, shares his insight into parallel trends in the worldwide colored gemstone and diamond markets. What do they have in common, and what differentiates them? Watch this video to learn more about these stones
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gala Dinner of the Third International Rough Diamond Conference - Hosted by IDI Managing Director, Eli Avidar   An Interview with Willie Nagel, DTC Broker
Eli Avidar, Israel Diamond Institute Managing Director, pays tribute to Israeli Diamond Industry legend Mr. Simcha Lustig at a gala dinner at the Third International Rough Diamond Conference, calling Lustig an outstanding individual in the diamond industry.   Willie Nagel of W. Nagel Diamond Brokers, a broker for the Diamond Trading Company, discusses changes in the amount of supply of rough diamonds worldwide and says that in his experience, the global diamond trade has always emerged stronger after periods of difficulty. See what a veteran rough diamond dealer has to say about supply and demand in this industry that is characterized by ups and downs
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An Interview with Dr. Jan Ketelaar, Mining and Development Consultants   An Interview with Inge Zaamwani, Managing Director, Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Namibia
What is the status of diamond mining in Sierra Leone today? Have things changed? In an interview to the Israel Diamond Institute, mining and development consultant Dr. Jan Ketelaar stresses the importance of redeveloping Sierra Leone's post-civil war diamond mining sector and making it attractive to investors from the diamond industry and elsewhere   Inge Zaamwani, Managing Director of Namibia's Namdeb diamond mining company - a joint venture between the Namibian government and diamond mining giant De Beers - says she hopes that alignment between what she calls "upstream and downstream players" in the global diamond industry and the local diamond industry in Namibia can help overcome misunderstandings
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An Interview with Charles Wyndham, Founder, PolishedPrices.com   An Interview with Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah, Sierra Leone mp
Charles Wyndham, founder of PolishedPrices.com, an Internet site that provides indices for polished diamond prices, weekly reports on the global diamond market, and diamond news updates, touches on different points of view about diamond derivatives and diamond tenders expressed by major diamond industry figures from Israel and abroad. Are diamond tenders good or bad? Watch this clip!   In an interview with Sierra Leone member of parliament Mr. Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah says that listening to what giants in the global diamond trade such as De Beers have to say at the Rough Diamond Conference will provide lessons the Sierra Leone delegation can take back home. What does Bah think that the most important points raised at the conference are? Watch this clip to find out
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An Interview with Chaim Even - Zohar. CEO, Tacy Ltd. Diamond Consultants   An Interview with Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO , The World Jewellery Confederation
In this interview, renowned diamond industry analyst Mr. Chaim Even-Zohar tells the Israel Diamond Institute what he believes the Rough Diamond Conference has to offer the diamond industry representatives participating, and says he would like as many Israeli diamond companies as possible to form and maintain direct relationships with suppliers of rough diamonds throughout the world   CIBJO President Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri gives an interview to the Israeli Diamond Institute during the Rough Diamond Conference. Cavalieri says that the rough diamond conference is very important for the entire diamond supply pipeline and stresses that CIBJO believes that delivering a product that is in line with all the international ethics standards is "the most important thing"
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An Interview with Bumi (Avraham) Traub, Honorary President of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association   An Interview with Jeffrey Fischer, President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)
Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association President Bumi Traub says that globalization has made it imperative to bring rough diamond producers and diamond manufacturers together at the Rough Diamond Conference, and states that he believes that in the future jewelry manufacturers will also participate in the conference. Watch this IDI video clip and see what else the IsDMA president has to say!   Former International Diamond Manufacturers Association President Jeffrey Fischer gives an interview, in which he says that the distribution channels of the entire diamond industry, starting with rough diamonds, are undergoing unprecedented change. Fischer says he hopes that the Rough Diamond Conference will provide greater understanding and influence decisions taken
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An Interview with Ernest Blom , President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses   An Interview with Adonis Pouroulis, Chairman, Petra Diamonds
In this Israel Diamond Institute video clip, Ernest Blom, the former president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, tells the Israel Diamond Institute that World Federation of Diamond Bourses members should actively look to Africa as a source of rough diamonds. According to Blom, mineral-rich African nations represent the future of diamond sourcing for the global diamond industry   Adonis Pouroulis of Petra Diamonds, which thanks to the acquisition of the Finsch diamond mine from De Beers recently positioned itself to become one of the top rough diamond producers in the world, says that his company is part of the enormous change occurring in the diamond industry. Pouroulis tells us that Petra has become a significant diamond producer in a very short period of time
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An Interview with Eira Thomas, CEO & Director, Stornoway Diamond Corporation   An Interview with HE Samuel Sam-Somana, Vice President of sierra leone
Eira Thomas of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, which is developing the Renard Diamond Project - due to become Quebec's first diamond mine - tells the Israel Diamond Institute in this interview that the rough diamond conference is a good forum for diamond producers, diamond manufacturers and diamond retailers to come together and discuss issues pertaining to the worldwide supply of rough diamonds   In this interview to the Israel Diamond Institute, Vice President of Sierra Leone Mr. Samuel Sam-Somana explains that sales of rough diamonds account for some 30 precent of Sierra Leone's Gross Domestic Product. Moreover, Sam-Somana informs the viewer, a number of Israeli diamond companies are investing in Sierra Leone and that the two countries enjoy a fruitful and long-standing relationship
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An Interview with Louis Selekane , Chief Executive Officer, SA Diamond & Precious Metals Regulator   An Interview with Jeffrey Brenner, Manager of Diamond Marketing and Sales, Rockwell Diamonds Inc
Louis Selekane, the diamond regulator for South Africa, gives an interview to the Israel Diamond Institute in which he says it's about time to share the latest developments in the diamond industry. The diamond regulator says that 50 and 60% of the clients who buy South Africa's rough diamonds are based in Israel. Watch this clip to learn more about the Israeli Diamond Industry' and South Africa   Rockwell Diamonds' Jeffrey Brenner says his company wants to show the market that it has very beautiful diamonds available for sale by tender. Not only are the diamonds available for sale, Brenner says, Rockwell is very interested in selling them to the Israeli Diamond Industry. Watch this Israel Diamond Institute video to learn more about what kind of product Rockwell Diamonds has to offer
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An Interview with Avi Paz, President of The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE)   An Interview with Varda Shine, Managing Director, Diamond Trading Company
In this clip from the Israel Diamond Institute, Honorary President of the Israel Diamond Exchange Avi Paz says that the fact that mining and mineral bureau ministers and rough diamond producers from all over the world are in Israel, looking at Israel's flourishing diamond industry, is a success in and of itself. Paz served as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange until the end of 2011   Varda Shine, Chief Executive Officer of the Diamond Trading Company - the rough diamond marketing arm of De Beers - says she thinks it’s a good idea for the leaders of the global diamond industry to meet and discuss the challenges facing the diamond industry and identify specific points to focus on. See what else Varda Shine has to say in this video clip from the Israel Diamond Institute
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An Interview with Kennedy Hamutenya, Diamond Commissioner, Namibian Ministry of Mines   An Interview with Eugene Shannon, Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy
Namibia has the largest reserves of marine diamonds in the world. In this Israel Diamond Institute video clip, Kennedy Hamutenya of Namibia's Ministry of Mines says that Israel is an important destination for Namibia's diamonds. According to Hamutenya, not only are rough diamonds from Namibia traded in Israel, but Israeli investors are also putting money into projects in Namibia   Liberia's Minister of Lands, Mines, and Energy Eugene Shannon discusses Liberia's entry into the diamond industry following the removal of international sanctions against its diamonds. (Liberia is now a member of the Kimberley Process.) Shannon tells the Israel Diamond Institute that participating in the Rough Diamond Conference tells the whole world that Liberia is really "ready for business
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An Interview with Clifford Elphick, CEO, of Gem Diamonds Limited   An Interview with Gareth Penny, Managing Director of De Beers
Chief Executive Officer of Gem Diamonds Clifford Elphick says his company wants to push as hard as it can to become one of the top diamond producers. In this Israel Diamond Institute video clip, Elphick notes that Gem Diamonds has a number of diamond projects coming on line in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in Botswana. Watch this video to learn about Gem Diamonds' activities!   In this Israel Diamond Institute video clip, Gareth Penney, formerly of De Beers, says that it's important that the diamond industry is up front about the difficult challenges it faces and find appropriate ways to address them. According to Penney, the diamond industry has taken huge collective steps to address the complicated problem of conflict diamonds
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An Interview with Udi Sheintal, Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA)   An Interview with Chaim Even-Zohar, CEO, Tacy Ltd.
Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association Udi Sheintal tells the Israel Diamond Institute that IsDMA is working closely with governments and diamond producers to convince them to open sales offices in Israel. Why? According to Sheintal, Israeli diamond polishers are masters and more professional than the polishers who work with mass quantities of small-sized diamond   Diamond industry analyst Chaim Even-Zohar tells the Israel Diamond Institute that that the structure of rough diamond supply has changed. In this interview, Even-Zohar explains that rough diamonds are now, to a large extent, channeled into the global diamond market through southern African countries. Watch this IDI video and learn more about where rough diamonds come from and where they end up
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An Interview with Shmuel Mordechai, Diamond Controller, Israel  
In this interview to the Israel Diamond Portal, Israel's Diamond Controller, Shmuel Mordechai, says that the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme has been very effective. According to Mordechai, illegal trade in conflict diamonds has dropped to virtually nothing. The diamond controller says that the issue of illegal trade in conflict diamonds has been addressed through international sanctions  

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