Mumbai: Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) announced that it is set to hold rough diamond viewings at the India Diamond Trading Center (IDTC). The viewings at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) will take place in parallel with regular ODC viewings in the Botswana capital, Gaborone.
The company will show an assortment of stones, which will be offered for sale at the July auction. ODC-registered customers will be able to view the stones at the IDTC from July 20-July 25.
GJEPC Chairman Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya said, “We are very happy to know that Okavango Diamond Company is coming to India for displaying its diamonds. The endeavour is to make the rough diamonds available for small scale manufacturers here, and we appreciate the miners who have been showing interest and bringing their diamonds to India for display. I am sure ODC would appreciate the world class facility offered at IDTC and would also schedule its future viewing sessions with ITDC for our members”.
The goods being shown at the IDTC will predominantly be a selection of the -2 carats size ranges that will be offered for sale at ODCs July online auction on July 28th 2016. The viewings in India will take place in parallel to those in Gaborone, Botswana. ODC viewing appointments at the IDTC will be available to any GJEPC and BDB members who have completed ODC’s registration process.
“We are delighted to be able to showcase ODC and Botswana’s diamonds in India and are grateful to the IDTC for presenting us with this opportunity,” said ODC managing director Toby Frears.
“We recognize the importance of the Indian industry to ODC and we look forward to exposing new customers to the ODC brand and to promoting Botswana as a leading rough sourcing destination.”
ODC is a rough diamond marketing company that is 100-percent owned by Botswana’s government. Representatives from ODC will be in Mumbai on 14th March to meet those interested in becoming an ODC customer and to answer any questions regarding ODC’s sales or registration process. The ODC team will be based at the BDB Trading Hall in H Tower (opposite to Gate No. 2).