70th Diamond Anniversary Invited Director of DTC and President of IDE
2008: 70th Diamond Anniversary Is Showing Strong Hold of Industry in Country
Despite tough times (Israel posted a 53 percent decrease in rough imports and a 46 percent drop in polished exports last month), Israel's diamond industry gathered last month to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The diamond industry—which is older than the country—has made an enormous contribution to Israel's economy, as it is an $11 billion business annually.
Israel Diamond Exchange president Avi Paz presented Varda Shine, the Israeli-born managing director of the Diamond Trading Company (DTC), with honorary IDE membership of the IDE at the event. Shine is the first woman to receive the award.