Veteran industry journalist and communications specialist Ya’akov Almor (pictured) has become the new editor-in-chief of IDEX Online and IDEX magazine, the Israeli diamond trade publication.
He succeeds Albert Robinson, who announced he was moving on last week.
“IDEX Online and Magazine is one of the diamond, gem and jewelry industry and trade’s few remaining anchors,” said Almor in a statement. “While during the past decades, the number of trade publications literally has been decimated, IDEX has not only remained standing but has adapted, changed, reinvented itself and therefore survived, becoming stronger and better in the process.”
In addition to keeping IDEX “the diamond industry flagship publication it has become over the past 19 years,” Almor said he also plans to help “create more value for Idex’s products and services.”
Among the groups Almor has done communications for: CIBJO World Jewellery Federation, the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, the International Diamond Council, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the World Diamond Council, the International Colored Gemstone Association, and the Israel Diamond Exchange.
Founded in 2000, and based in Ramat Gan, Israel, IDEX—an abbreviation of International Diamond Exchange—publishes daily news, a monthly magazine, and price list. It also hosts a diamond trading platform.
(Image courtesy of Ya’akov Almor)