Our Industry Has Optimistic Future: Ernie Blom

Ernie BlomMumbai: Mr. Ernest (Ernie) Blom, one of the most experienced and envisioned leaders of the global diamond industry today, is President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), Honorary Life President of WFDB, Chairman of Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa and associated with many other trade bodies.

In an exclusive interview with Gems2jewellery.com, Mr. Blom has discussed various issues of the global diamond industry. In reply to a question, he said, “I think our industry has an optimistic future. The demand/supply factor will give the diamond business a very strong foundation. We are looking for alternative means of securing credit, as mentioned previously, and I am confident we will succeed in that.”

“In addition, it must be borne in mind that a great many diamond companies work with their own money. They are cautious in their approach and work within their means. Furthermore, the majority of diamantaires also realize that the need for transparency is paramount in order to secure financing and they are putting in place the measures needed to achieve that,” he added. (Read the entire interview here)