The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) has partnered with the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) in launching NCDIA Asia, which will be located at the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok.
AIGS will be the natural coloured diamond hub in Asia, serving as a base for expanding activities for current NCDIA members, attracting new members, as well as broadening and strengthening the appreciation and understanding of natural coloured diamonds to consumers in the region.
In a statement from NCDIA, President Alan Bronstein said: “NCDIA is pleased to announce that we are expanding our outreach through affiliation with the AIGS to form NCDIA Asia. Through this collaboration, AIGS will be our hub in Asia for expanding our education and relationships with wholesalers, retailers and consumers.”
AIGS President Barbara Wheat, who will head NCDIA Asia, is the former executive vice president of NCDIA and is well prepared to lead the initiative.
“AIGS looks forward to providing support for NCDIA in promoting natural coloured diamonds in Asia, where consumers are already showing keen interest throughout the region. NCDIA’s educational efforts are in line with AIGS’s plans for increasing our work with natural coloured diamonds,” Wheat noted.
NCDIA members will be receiving information on how NCDIA Asia will support them in the region, as well as keeping them informed about industry events.
News Source: jewellerynewsasia.com