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The Israel Diamond Center

Israeli diamond industry to create history at Jewellery Arabia

MANAMA, October 21, 2021

For the first time, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords, the Israeli diamond industry will be represented at 'Jewellery Arabia', the Gulf's prestigious international diamonds and jewellery exhibition, in Bahrain from November 16 to 20.
In honour of the occasion, Avi Tavisal, founder of the Israel Diamond Center (IDC) and one of the founders of the world-leading Israel Diamond Exchange, has designed and created the AlSakhra Collection, which will be on display at the company's booth.
A stunning collection of Islamic fine jewellery and collectors' art, AlSakhra was created in the spirit of Islamic faith and culture. The choice of the name "AlSakhra" for this special collection is a reference to the Sakharat Al-Maraj "the Rock of Ascension" from which Muhammad, peace be unto him, ascended to the heavens for his Night Journey, and the beautiful gilded Dome of the Rock above it. In reverence to the Islamic faith, the Collection is crafted with authentic Jerusalem Stone, Gold and Diamonds.
Tavisal immediately agreed to the Israel Diamond Exchange's request to be among the first diamond and fine jewellery dealers to represent Israel at this important exhibition. 
In cooperation with a team of expert craftsmen, jewellers and advisors, he captures the beauty of Islam, Islamic history and culture in a complete line of AlSakhra jewellery and a collection of one-of-a-kind sculptures crafted from Jerusalem Stone, Gold, Diamonds and Gemstones. These masterpieces are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Shady Kheir, IDC's VP Business Development, explained: "The Abraham Accords motivated us to combine our vast experience in the diamond industry, artistic vision and great appreciation to the leaders who realised the historic peaceful relations in the region into this unique brand which has already stirred curiosity in the Gulf region.
"Israel is well known as the "Start-up Nation" and as the number one diamond exporter in the world. We are extremely delighted and honoured to take part in this important event," said Kheir.
Jewellery Arabia is regularly attended by senior officials and respected dignitaries from the emirates and all over the world. The Royal Family of Bahrain, which plays an active role in hosting the event, will be present throughout the exhibition and will take part in various related events.
Tavisal, a seventh-generation Jerusalemite and member of his family's second generation engaged in the jewellery profession, said: "Today, we are making history. This is a very exciting and important development. Dealing with diamonds connects me to a very special place – diamonds saved my father's life during World War II and gave me a rare opportunity to become one of the founders of the Israeli Diamond Exchange and industry. It is a privilege to use my skills, creativity and faith to honor Islam and our partners in the historic Abraham Accords."-- TradeArabia News Service


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