IDEX - International Diamond Exchange, the global diamond, gem and jewelry industry
and trade’s leading online diamond-trading platform for professional diamond traders,
has appointed veteran communications expert and strategic consultant Ya’akov Almor
to serve as the new Editor-in-Chief of IDEX Online & Magazine. He succeeds Albert
“We’re very pleased to have Ya’akov on board with us. We have known him a long time,
ever since he worked with us briefly after IDEX was established almost two decades
ago. He has since continued to accumulate a wealth of experience, expertise, industry
knowledge and connections. After he came into the diamond and gemstone industry in
the late 1980ies, Ya’akov has served as a journalist, public relations director, sales
director, business development consultant, spokesman, communications director, writer
and editor. Therefore, we’re confident that with his broad orientation and pleasant
demeanor, he’ll make an excellent new team member who certainly will take IDEX
Online & Magazine to the next level,” Ehud Cohen, Chairman of the IDEX Group of
Companies, stated.
“It is exciting to be re-joining IDEX at this particular time,” Almor said. “IDEX Online and
Magazine is one of the diamond, gem and jewelry industry and trade’s few remaining
anchors. While during the past decades the number of trade publications literally has
been decimated, IDEX has not only remained standing but has adapted, changed,
reinvented itself and therefore survived, becoming stronger and better in the process,”
Almor stated.
“Also, while my immediate brief will be to assure that IDEX Online and Magazine will
remain the diamond industry flagship publication it has become over the past 19 years, I
endeavor to help create more added value for all the users of IDEX’ products and
services. Of course, I look forward to working with the IDEX team members to
contribute toward this goal!” he added.
Ya’akov Almor can be reached at