The World Federation of Diamond Bourses paid tribute Aug. 16 to
Gerald Rothschild, who died in Germany at age 86.
Rothschild was a veteran DTC diamond broker who served as
managing director at I. Hennig & Co., and in 1995 set up his own brokerage
“Gerald was the impeccable English gentleman, whose gracious
manner often hid from view his massive contribution to the diamond industry
over the past 60 years,” said Avi Paz, WFDB president, in a statement. “As our
business grew, with new production and trade centers being set up in different
countries, he more often than not was at the forefront, nurturing companies and
individuals who eventually would become major players.”’
Paz also said that the diamond community would miss Rothschild’s vision and innate understanding of our business and sent his condolences and
best wishes to his family on behalf of the WFDB.