(IDEX Online News) – Proving the continued importance of the U.S. market, 13 companies will exhibit at next month’s JCK Las Vegas show as part of the Israel Diamond Pavilion, which is hosted by the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI). A further 25 diamond companies will be exhibiting throughout the show.
The U.S. is Israel’s leading market for polished diamonds. In 2011, Israel sold close to 40 percent of its net polished diamond exports of $7.2 billion to the American market, a total of $2.8 billion.
“The U.S. market is showing recovery and we are pleased to see that the demand for diamonds is growing,” said IDI chairman Moti Ganz. “About one-half of the diamonds sold in the U.S. are Israeli diamonds... We are confident in our ability to continue to be the major supplier of diamonds to the U.S. market.”
“JCK Las Vegas is one of the most important trade shows for our industry. IDI is pleased that this year we have a great turnout of Israeli companies. We look forward to welcoming a great many buyers to the Israel Diamond Pavilion and we are confident that it will be a successful show for the Israeli exhibitors,” he added.
The Israel Diamond Pavilion will be located in the Diamond Plaza Booths B3718-B3759 and B3783-B3789. IDI will be represented at stand B3744 within the pavilion.