Start implementing the revised WDC SoW now

October 21, 2022– It gives me a lot of pleasure to address the prestigious membership of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association for the first time. I cannot say that I have yet had the chance to meet everyone, but I know your President very well. Ronnie VanderLinden and I have had the pleasure of working […]

The KP needs to do better

October 14, 2022 – While we are all preparing for what promises to be an exciting holiday sales season for diamonds and diamond jewelry, our industry will also be looking at how our industry, from mining to the sales of polished diamonds, is adjusting itself to doing business in the “Next Normal.” If you’ve received […]

The World Diamond Council: Nobody else is doing a better job

June 26, 2022 –  The Las Vegas shows concluded earlier this month. While exhibitors reported brisk business, we’ll have to wait and see before we can draw definite conclusions about how this coming holiday sales season will develop. As usual, Rapaport’s annual breakfast conference at the JCK show was well attended, both in person and […]

It’s all connected

May 22, 2022 – An article on CNN’s website triggered a distant memory. It must have been almost three decades ago, but I remember it very well. It was one of my first visits to the US and to the Tucson shows. My dear colleague Cheryl Kremkow – at that time Editor of Chief of […]

To be equally fair for all

March 25, 2021 – Earlier this week, the World Diamond Council sent out its latest newsletter. It includes several items that deserve your time and attention Talking about the changes our industry is going through, she writes: “Governments, communities, employees, and many other stakeholders rely on the strength of the positive impact that diamonds deliver, […]