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IGDA Announces International Leadership Committee

Lab-GrownFeb 14, 2022

IGDA Announces International Leadership Committee

The industry experts will help the lab-grown diamond association develop its strategic and tactical priorities.

Morrisville, N.C.—The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) has announced a new international leadership committee.

The individuals will voluntarily serve on the committee to help it develop its strategic and tactical priorities as the lab-grown diamond sector continues its growth.

Those comprising the new committee are as follows.
--Charlotte Daehn, Courbet;
-- Daniel Kahn, Labs & Lusix;
-- Joanna Park-Tonks, Chelsea Rocks;
-- Vishal Mehta, Lumex;
-- Véronique de Beaumont, Diam Concept;
-- Tom Chatham, Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds, Inc.;
-- Irene Hsieh, Joy Colori;
-- Zulu Ghevriya, Smiling Rocks;
-- Shelly Katzir, Hoover & Strong;
-- Andrey Zharkov, Ultra C;
-- Louis Price, M. Geller Ltd.;
-- Shashvat Sadhani; Classic Grown Diamonds;
-- Leon Peres, Green Rocks Products; and
-- Marty Hurwitz; MVI Marketing;

“The IGDA Leadership Committee and its membership are a major step forward toward our vision of establishing a more diverse and international organization that is the voice of authority for the lab-grown diamond industry,” said IGDA Founder and President Richard Garard.

“Our list of priorities is long, and the needs of the lab-grown diamond community are core to our focus. But we know with these key industry leaders involved we will be able to achieve these goals and much more.”

Founded in 2016, IGDA is a non-profit association designed to represent the lab-grown diamond industry, educate consumers, and promote lab-grown diamonds.

The association announced a revamp last fall as IGDA 2.0, which also included a new website, development and distribution of consumer point-of-sale and promotional materials, sales associate training, and the establishment of an international chapter network.

For more information, visit TheIGDA.org

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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