The first Texas-Israel diamond show is slated for Sept. 29-Sept. 30 in San Antonio, as part of the Texas Jewelers Association (TJA).
Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centers – a hub for both the trade and manufacture of polished diamonds.
The United States is Israel’s major market, with Israeli diamonds accounting for half of all diamonds sold in America.
The Israeli Diamond Industry exports over $10 billion dollars worth of polished and rough stones all over the world, making diamonds a leading export second to high-technology.
The Israel Diamond Center in Ramat Gan adjacent to Tel Aviv, a high-tech, maximum security complex, hosts over 2,000 firms and the world’s largest diamond trading floor.