World’s leading diamond suppliers sign up as exhibitors at first edition of CARAT+
ANTWERP - 10 February 2017 - With three months to the launch of the first edition of CARAT+, exhibition space in Hall 1 and Hall 4 of the Antwerp Expo is fast filling up. Among the companies that have confirmed their attendance at the show are many of the world’s leading diamond suppliers. Many are De Beers sightholders, members of the Alrosa Alliance and Rio Tinto Select Diamantaires.
“In preparing for the show, which by definition is an international event, the goal that we set for ourselves was essentially two-fold,” explained Filip Van Laere, the CARAT+ Event Director. “Buyers need to be provided access to the full range of goods they require, and the merchandise on offer must reflect the best that the world’s various diamond centres have to offer.”
Among the companies who have already confirmed their attendance are:
Andre Messika Diamonds: Established in 1972 in France as a distributor of polished diamonds, in 2003 Andre Messika Diamonds opened its main office in the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan. Today one of Israel’s largest diamond suppliers, having won the country’s Outstanding Diamond Exporter Award in 2012, the company operates as a manufacturer and distributor of rough and polished diamonds,
Eurostar Diamond Traders: Antwerp based Eurostar Diamond Traders is a leading global diamond manufacturer and supplier, supplying diamonds produced entirely in-house, from source to final product. Established in 1978, the company today operates seven offices and two factories, cutting and polishing diamonds of all sizes, from one pointers to the largest and rarest of gems.
Kiran Gems: With more than 8,000 employees and processing diamonds in 21 countries, India-headquartered Kiran Gems is currenty recognized as the world’s largest manufacturer of polished diamonds, producing in excess of 1.5 million carats annually and supplying more than 1,000 jewellery businesses worldwide.
KP Sanghvi & Sons: Established in India in 1965, KP Sanghvi is the largest specialist manufacturer and one-stop-shop supplier of smaller polished diamonds. Having a global distribution network in every diamond centre, the group is vertically integrated, with rough distribution, cutting and polishing, polished trading, jewellery manufacturing retail stores.
Pluczenik Diamond Company NV: With its headquarters in Antwerp, Pluceczenik Diamond Company has been a major player on the industry for almost 70 years. With sales offices on every continent and in all the major diamond centres, it has manufacturing operations in Belgium, Botswana, Namibia, India, Israel, Thailand, China and Dubai. The company employs more than 3,000 people.
Rosy Blue: Headquartered in Belgium, Rosy Blue is a multinational diamond company that is one of the world’s largest suppliers of loose rough and polished diamonds, as well as diamond jewellery. Founded in 1973, originally as the overseas arm of a company that had been operating in India since 1960, the company today manages 12 offices in seven countries, and manufacturers in production centres around the world.
Safdico International: With its main sales office located in Israel’s Ramat Gan diamond centre, Safdico International is one of the world's leading diamond manufacturing, trading and retail companies, as well as a manufacturer of jewellery. Its expertise lies in large and rare gemstones. Through its partnership with Graff Diamonds, Safdico has purveyed some of the world’s most famous diamonds.
Sahar Atid Diamonds: Headquartered in the Israeli diamond centre of Ramat Gan and with more than 30 years’ experience in providing customer services tailored to clients’ requirements, Sahar Atid Diamonds is an expert in premium manufacturing and innovative marketing of straight-edged fancies, large exceptional stones, low coloured polished, fancy colours and special cuts.S. Vinodkumar Diamonds: Established in India in 1978, S. Vinodkumar Diamonds is the flagship company of the S V Group, one of the most well-known names in the global diamond and jewellery industry, employing more than 3,500 people. The company today engages in direct procurement of rough diamonds from mines, manufacturing diamonds and diamond studded jewellery, and marketing and distribution.