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.