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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

WJA NY Metro I Exclusive Tour of the Historic Diamond Dealers Club of NYC

Start Date: 8/16/2022 10:30 AM EDT
End Date: 8/16/2022 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Diamond Dealers Club

Location:
50 W 47th St
11H
New York, NY  United States  10036

Organization Name: WJA NY Metro

Contact:
Ravindi Ansar
Email: MetroChapter@womensjewelryassociation.com
Phone: (845) 381-2975

Exclusive Tour of the Historic Diamond Dealers Club of NYC

 

 

Join us for an exclusive tour of New York’s historic Diamond Dealers Club and meet with members of DDC and a delegation of diamond and gemstone manufacturers from Jaipur, India.



 

Date: August 16

Time 10.30am

Coffee and Pastries will be served.

Since its founding in 1931, the DDC has grown into the largest diamond trade organization in the United States and one of leading diamond exchanges in the world.

According to New York legend, the original impetus for starting the Diamond Dealers Club came after a stone was dropped and apparently lost, when two diamond dealers were examining it on the street. Later that evening, when one of those merchants was hanging up his trousers at home, the missing diamond stone fell from a pants cuff. At that point, it is told, he concluded that American diamond dealers should follow the initiative of their European colleagues and organize a secure facility in which to conduct business. The year was 1931, and the U.S. economy was mired in the Great Depression. But, despite the unfavorable conditions, a group of intrepid diamond dealers gathered together in an office in lower Manhattan, where at the time New York’s diamond business was centered. By the meeting’s end, a formal decision had been made to incorporate the Diamond Dealers Club. Though over the years the Diamond Dealers Club has changed dramatically to keep pace with expanding foreign markets and rapid technological advancements, our mission remains the same—to foster the interests of diamond dealers in the United States.
 

Space is limited, Register early!

*Registrants will need to fill out and submit this form directly to DDC prior to attending the event. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/15/2022 8:00 PM

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