Sightholder Allowed to Open Sight

For the first time in its more than 100-year history, De Beers’ Diamond
Trading Company let a sightholder open the first allocation of 2011, a ceremonial function to inaugurate the year’s first sight.

Erez Daleyot, group CEO of DD Manufacturing, won the opportunity at last
November’s Diamond
Empowerment Fund auction in London
. He also received a behind-the-scenes
tour of the DTC.

“The
Diamond Empowerment Fund’s vision and values fit perfectly with our own,” said
Daleyot.

DTC
managing director Varda Shine, who is also a DEF board member, said Daleyot’s
company “has been a fantastically generous supporter of good causes at our past
charity events.”