By Michelle Graff
New York--About 100 diamond dealers from India and the United States will gather next month at the Diamond Dealers Club in New York for the first India Diamond Week.  

Scheduled for Aug. 11 to 14 and organized by the DDC and India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, India Diamond Week is designed to bring together major diamond wholesalers and manufacturers from New York and India, as well as diamond dealers who are DDC members and buyers from other states. 

Indian companies scheduled to attend include: D. Navinchandra Exports Pvt. Ltd., J. B. Brothers, Kama Schachter, Kiran Gems, H. K Designs, Rosy Blue, Mohit Diamonds, Interjewel and M. Tarun.

The GJEPC said this is the first event of its kind Indian diamantaires have organized in any part of the world, with GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shah remarking on the strength of the U.S. market, which remains a key export market for diamonds that are cut and polished in India.

“The gem and jewelry industry (in India) strongly believes that the USA will continue to be a strong global trading partner as the U.S. already has shown early signs of positive economic growth,” he said. 

The GJEPC said it is considering organizing more Diamond Week events in other parts of the world. 

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The launch of India Diamond Week in New York follows the GJEPC’s announcement in Las Vegas this year that it was launching a new three-year marketing campaign focusing on growing relationships in the U.S. as well as in South America and Canada. 

As part of the campaign, the GJEPC is organizing conferences in the United States, the first of which is scheduled to take place in September in Chicago.  

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