Looking for a unique and special experience in Israel? Many people visiting Israel, especially for the second or third time, will have already visited the main attractions Israel has, like the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Old City of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Tour Israel like never before, and have the experience of a lifetime surrounded by diamonds.
Israel is known for many things, like religion, culture and innovations. Another part of Israel is its massive diamond Industry. Israel is the third largest exporter of diamonds in the world! In a neighborhood called Ramat Gan, in the Tel Aviv district is the Israeli Diamond District. This modern and new industrial and business booming neighborhood is home to the world’s largest diamond exchange.
The Israel Diamond Exchange was founded in the 1930’s and was originally named the Palestinan Diamond Exchange, as it started under the British Mandate. When Israel gained her independence, it transformed to the Israel Diamond Exchange, and in the 1960’s, they inaugurated their new headquarters in Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv. Since then, the complex has expanded and is currently made up of four interconnected buildings that hold two trading halls, and over 1,200 private offices.
The Israeli diamond industry is a massive contributor to the international diamond trade. Israeli diamond cutters are renowned for their high quality skill set, and traders all around the world will send their rough diamonds to be transformed in Israel, to significantly increase the value of their diamonds.
The private diamond tour offered by IsraelTours4U is completely transformative in expanding perspective on the diamond and jewelry trade, as well as the Israeli history and the impact Jewish diamond traders have on the international diamond industry. The tour commences by meeting one of Israel’s most skilled diamond cutters, and the delicacies of diamond cutting and polishing is explained. Tourists get to see rough diamonds, and the process that transforms the rough stones into highly valuable diamonds.
Continuing on, the tour then goes through the renowned diamond district, to the entrance of the Israel Diamond Exchange. After passing through security, the tour explores the massive complex and takes tourists to the international diamond trading floor, where the intricacies of diamond dealing and trading, the process and superstitions are delved into and explored.
The conclusion of the tour is at a boutique within the Israel Diamond Exchange where visitors get a chance to browse and purchase diamonds and jewelry at a discounted and Duty Free rate. There is also an interactive and hands-on lesson explaining how to spot a real and fake diamond, as well as teaching what contributes to the value of a diamond. The diamond 4C’s are taught in an entertaining and digestible manner.
The Diamond Tour by IsraelTours4U is private, to ensure each booking gets maximum personal attention. The tour takes place only 20 minutes away from Ben Gurion International Airport, and IsraelTours4U provides complimentary transportation to and from the Israel Diamond Exchange. Fully accessible, the tour can be conducted in English, Hebrew, French and Russian. To learn more of the tours, visit www.israeltours4u.com