The World Diamond Council welcomes five new members


For more than seven decades, New York headquartered Grandview Klein has operated as a premier global diamond manufacturer and dedicated partner to the world’s most prestigious retail jewelers. A family-run business in its fourth generation, GKD operates three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Africa, benefitting from direct access to locally sourced rough diamonds.

Moshe Klein, Co-president

Shaya Klein, Co-president

With a commitment to responsible sourcing, cutting-edge technology, and the mastery of traditional craftsmanship, its facilities play a pivotal role in the company’s mission to deliver exceptional, one-of-a-kind diamonds to discerning clients around the world.


Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (HK) is a leading diamond and jewellery manufacturing company based in Surat, India. Playing a key role in the manufacturing and supplying of top-quality diamonds to leading jewellery brands, it produces certified and non-certified polished diamonds, in a diverse range of shapes and sizes.

Over the past decades, the company has grown exponentially with its operations and supply chain today covering 86 countries globally. It is recognized for its state-of-the-art manufacturing infrastructure, reporting a turnover of more than $1.5 billion.

The four brother who founded Hari Krishna Exports, from left: Himmat Dholakia, Savji Dholakia, Tulsi Dholakia and Ghanshyam Dholakia.

The company has won numerous awards, including from the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) for 18 consecutive years. As a responsible business, its align is business operations and contribution to society with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Established in 2011, the New York-based Owl Financial Group emerged as organization able to help colleagues and businesses in the diamond industry meet their capital needs.  With its professional team collectively having garnered more than 45 years of experience, its mission has been to provide dedicated services to the diamond community and beyond, supporting those seeking access to quick capital through asset-backed financial assistance.

In 2015, Kathy Hillelson assumed the role of CEO and Partner, ushering in a new era as a second-generation diamantaire and industry insider. 

Owl remains steadfast in its dedication to nurturing relationships, building client trust and contributing to the diamond and jewelry trade by streamlining the process of obtaining financial backing, without the hassles of a bank.

Kathy Hillelson, CEO and Partner.


Established in 1985, the Sheetal Group is a leading manufacturer and supplier of natural polished diamonds and diamond jewellery. With a presence across eight key global diamond markets, the company supplies some of the world’s leading luxury retailers, polished distributors and niche brands.

Sheetal Group is a De Beers Sightholder and Rio Tinto Select Diamantaire. Its operations are RJC-certified and deeply rooted in its core values of partnership, integrity and sustainability.

Bharat Kakadia, Director

Chirag Kakadia, Director

The company’s strong commitment to traceability, transparency and ethical practices in diamond sourcing is demonstrated through a suite of comprehensive programs such as De Beers Forevermark, De Beers Origin Services, Diamonds with DTC Provenance registered on Tracr, Melee with DTC Provenance, and Diavik Sourced.


Stargems Group is an international diamond company dedicated to the meticulous sourcing and distribution of diamonds to a worldwide clientele. With a rich legacy spanning more than four decades, Stargems has earned a distinguished reputation for its expertise as a diamond manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer.

Shailesh Javeri, Founder and Chairman.

Karan Javeri, CEO

Known for its commitment to transparency and efficiency, Stargems Group also promotes the tendering of rough diamonds in Dubai.

With offices in Antwerp, Dubai, Gaborone, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Mumbai, Stargems has a global presence. Embracing innovation and excellence, it continues to shape the narrative of the diamond industry, offering a truly exceptional journey from mine to market.

Bhavesh Javeri, Managing Director

Vishal Shah, Managing Director

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