Shooting for the moon

January 12, 2023 – The preliminary results of the 2022 holiday jewelry sales season indicate that it was a ‘mixed bag’ but that, in general, most retail jewelers were pleased with and mostly relieved about their year-end performances. The next obvious question is: what will 2023 bring? It naturally will all hinge on how well […]

The benefit of making mistakes

During November, I was on the road for more than 21 days. Consequently, the most recent editions of the WINC were compiled in various hotel rooms in four countries. As you’ll read below, it made composing IDMA’s online newsletters challenging. In the last two issues of the WINC, some links to featured articles were missing, […]

On the fringes of our awareness

September 12, 2021 – From edition to edition of IDMA’s WINC, the – almost – Weekly Internet News Collection offered to you by the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, I spent numerous hours finding, reading, and ranking news and information that is relevant and of interest to our members and members of the diamond industry at […]

Source over size: How to save the diamond iceberg from melting down

March 8, 2021 – In March 2019, during my stint as Editor in Chief of IDEX Magazine, I published a cover story entitled “The Iceberg of Diamonds and Climate Change.” * In the article, I compared the diamond industry and its production to an iceberg floating in the “luxury products ocean.” The bulk, roughly 90 […]

Leadership is a shared responsibility

February 22, 2021 – Last week, I concluded my fourth and last term as president of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA). In a message to the membership, I expressed my heartfelt appreciation to the DMIA’s Executive Board and Board of Directors for the support, in many ways, they have always given […]