Dr. Ottavia Molinari, President of the Italian Business Council Dubai after welcoming the guests introduced the guests’ speakers Dr. Rashna Doctor Manager Training & Education of International Gemological Institute (IGI) in Dubai and Mr. Luigi Gariano, General Manager of Thamina Jewellery, leading wholesale diamond company in the region and sponsor for the event.
Dr. Ottavia Molinari explained that “Dubai became the world’s fourth largest diamond market and set to join leading international diamond centers as Antwerp, New York and Mumbai” and stated about the role of diamond trade for Dubai’s economy.
Mr. Luigi Gariano, General Manager of Thamina Jewellery, made a presentation about “Diamonds as commodity investment” talking about the diamond commodity market as an investment in the UAE, sharing Thamina Jewellery’s experience gained with international investors.
Mr. Gariano said, “In the last three months we can see the diamond market prices almost stabilized and this means that there is demand worldwide for diamonds.”
The presentation was followed by a very formative and interesting lecture given by Dr. Rashna Doctor, Training & Educational Manager of International Gemological Institute with topic “What do you need to know when buying diamonds” with practical information on diamonds clarity, cut, carat, color. Practical demonstration followed by contest for the enthusiastic participants that rewarded the winner to attend a free of charge advanced IGI – Diamond Educational Course. Dr. Rashna Doctor explained “IGI provides certification of diamonds stones and jewellery for a reasonable cost”.
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