Israeli diamond industry to have big presence at JCK-Las Vegas 2012
Ramat Gan, Israel, May 15, 2012 – The Israeli diamond industry will again have a major presence at the JCK Show in Las Vegas next month.
The Israel Diamond Pavilion, hosted by the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), will feature 31 exhibitors, with an additional 25 Israeli diamond companies exhibiting throughout the show.
The United States is Israel’s leading market for polished diamonds, making the JCK show especially important for the Israeli industry. Last year Israel sold close to 40 percent of its net polished diamond exports of $7.2 billion to the American market, a total of $2.8 billion.
The Israel Diamond Pavilion will be located in the Diamond Plaza, Booths B3718-B3759 and B3783-B3789. IDI will be represented at stand B3744 within the pavilion.
IDI Chairman Moti Ganz said, “The US market is showing recovery and we are pleased to see that the demand for diamonds is growing. About one-half of the diamonds sold in the US are Israeli diamonds.”
He said the Israeli diamond industry is “an island of stability, in a time of volatility and uncertainty in other centers.”