Event with 60 dealers will take place at same time as BaselWorld.
Rapaport Group is set to launch a new diamond trade show in Basel in March 2014, coinciding with the annual BaselWorld watch and jewellery show.
The Diamond Show is described as an "exclusive diamond show featuring the best diamonds from the world’s leading diamonds manufacturers and dealers". It will take place in the Markethalle building close to Basel’s central train station between March 27 and 31 2014.
Rapaport Group hopes the show will attract members of the trade, as well as private collectors and investors, and is using the tag line "Just Diamonds" to drive home its specialism.
Rapaport Exhibitions director Mordy Rapaport said: “The Diamond Show is the place to be for serious diamond buyers seeking the finest quality diamonds at true market prices. We are proud to provide an unprecedented opportunity for buyers to deal directly with the most important diamond manufacturers and dealers."
The Diamond Show has been launched to provide direct access to fine quality diamonds from 60 of leading diamond manufacturers and dealers in the world. It will also include a specialised salon for natural fancy coloured diamonds.
The show will be open on Thursday March 27 and Friday March 28, as well as Sunday March 30 and March 31, with closure on the Jewish Sabbath, March 29, due to the religious requirements of the show organisers.
The launch of the Diamond Show follows that of new show JGF-Europe, which will take place in the German city of Freiburg at the same time as BaselWorld, offering a more affordable trade show platform for silver and gold jewellery manufacturers and gemstone dealers.
Read Professional Jewellers report on the launch of JGF-Europe here.