Suresh Hathiramani, vice-president of the DES emphasised that the WFDB needs to help preserve existing market segments such as the engagement and bridal diamond jewellery markets.
Since diamond rings are still the first choice for engagement and bridal jewellery, he
believes that the WFDB
can help secure, confirm and reinforce that message.
Attendees in the above photo: Back row left to right: Caroline Yuan, general manager, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE); Lawrence Ma, president, Hong Kong Diamond Bourse (HKDB); Howard Pomerantz, ambassador for the WFDB Mark; Boonyong Assarasakorn, president, the Bangkok Diamond & Precious Stones Exchange; Michio Iwasaki, president of the Tokyo Diamond Exchange; Lin Qiang, SDE president; and Suresh Hathiramani, vice-president of the Diamond Exchange of Singapore.