Company History

Key Milestones of the Waldman Diamond Company

1978:   New York office established for polished trading.

1983-1985:  Network of polished diamond buyers established in Tel Aviv, Antwerp, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

1988:   Tel-Aviv office established.

1996:   Cutting facility opened in Tel-Aviv.

1999:   Establishment of Waldman Diamonds Complete – the Jewelry Division – in New York.

1999:   WDC becomes one of the first companies to offer a live on-line diamond inventory system.

2002:   Waldman Diamond Israel moves to expanded new office facility in Ramat Gan.

2003:  Waldman Cutting Works appointed Select Diamantaire by Rio Tinto Diamonds – WDC Group becomes the first Israel-based firm selected as a core client by Rio Tinto and Harry Winston, making it eligible for a regular allocation of rough diamonds.

2004:  Waldman Diamond Group secured the exclusive marketing rights for the output of the Magna Egoli Mine, an alluvial mining operation in Sierra Leone that produces gem quality diamonds.

2005: WDC Canada established in Vancouver.

2008: WDC Hong Kong established.

2010: Cutting and polishing moved to state of the art facility in Beijing, China.

2010: WDC Shanghai established.

2011: WDC Mumbai and WDC Bangkok established.

2011: WDC’s first B2C service launched – Waldman Diamond Investments: offering private investors practical access to wholesale diamond markets through WDC’s global reach.

2012: WDC launches the online Investment Diamond Exchange (patents pending)  to enable investors to track the value of their diamonds and trade directly with other investors.

1998-2012  WDC Israel ranked in top 30 diamond exporters in Israel for 15 consecutive years.