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SAMIR GEMS NV

Samir Gems, established in 1982, is a fully vertically integrated supplier to the International Diamond and Jewelry Industry. Based in one of the world's most active rough diamond markets, Antwerp, the company ensures its global clientele first class service and delivery while maintaining the core family values and ethics it was founded upon. By taking advantage of its strong footing and foundation in the industry, Samir Gems leverages its relationships, human capital and brand to tirelessly serve its core markets competing on remarkable quality and crisp execution. Samir Gems' core business is to utilize its upstream relationships with miners and rough dealers to ensure a steady and reliable supply for its clientele and in-house manufacturing unit. Adhering to the most precise ethical standards, the company sources its Kimberley Certified rough from the major mining centers around the world such as South Africa, Lesotho, Russia (Alrosa) and Canada (BHP Billiton) while simultaneously competing in any and all diamond tenders at its disposal. The company is also able to procure rough from the secondary market in Antwerp, the Middle East and India based on client demand. With a specific emphasis on developing lasting relationships and sustainable profitability, the company's rough distribution arm aims to align its stock and focus with the current market appetite ensuring it is always one step ahead of its competitors. Demonstrating its dynamism to the broader industry, Samir Gems recently realigned one of its businesses to focus on high-quality and exclusive dimonds. The company, through its global network, uniquely has access to some of the world's largest and most special rare stones. Following procurement, the company uses its in-house analysis and planning team to optimize and bring out the diamond's inner beauty and true potential. Considering their exclusivity, the company caters these stones to some of the world's most affluent consumers and has thus built a strong rapport with top high-end retailers globally. These diamonds are marketed all over the world to traders and end consumers in countries such as USA, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Israel, UAE and Taiwan. Samir Gems is well-regarded for sourcing and manufacturing GIA certified D FL/IF XXX diamonds larger than 5 carats of all shapes and cuts. The company has also established itself as a trader and vendor of a broader collection of stones 5 carats and above certified by international grading groups' GIA, IGI and HRD. Recently, the company has built up its supply and subsequent customer base in high valued natural fancy colored diamonds focusing on intense to vivid pink, blue, green, orange and yellow colored diamonds. Samir Gems actively participates in exhibitions all around the world supplying end users and industry traders. The company annually exhibits at JCK Las Vegas, the Hong Kong Jewelry and Gem Fair, the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show and Mumbai's well-regarded Jewelry and Gem Fair. The company is a member of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, Antwerp Diamond Kring and Responsible Jewelers Council.

BHANSALI DIAMONDS

Bhansali Diamonds originated from its parent company and former long-time DTC Sightholder, R. Jayantilal & Company. R. Jayantilal & Co. was formed by the late Mr. Jayantilal Mohanlal Bhansali in 1966, who built this company from ground up. In memory of his legacy and on the foundation of his values, his sons founded Bhansali Diamonds. Today, Bhansali Diamonds serves as a leading manufacturer and supplier to the International Diamond and Jewelry Industry. Originating in the world's most active diamond market, Mumbai, the company strives to maintain the core family values and ethics it was founded upon while continuing to ensure its global clientele first class service and execution. By taking advantage of its strong footing and foundation in the industry, Bhansali Diamonds is able to leverage its relationships, human capital and brand to tirelessly serve its core markets competing not just on exceptional quality, but also price. The core business of the firm is to procure rough diamonds, manufacture the rough to polish and subsequently supply the polished diamonds to jewelers, retailers and consumers across all asset classes. Bhansali Diamonds procures its rough from the larger diamond producing centers of the world by way of healthy relationships with miners and active involvement in diamond tenders. The company's manufacturing of rough is primary based in the world's most renowned cutting centers including Mumbai, Surat, Navsari and Bhavnagar. It manufactures both high valued certified stones that are sold individually as well as smaller sizes for mixed production. Bhansali Diamonds participates in exhibitions around India supplying end users and industry traders. The company also participates annually in Mumbai's well-regarded Jewelry and Gem Fair. The company is a member of the rough diamond sourcing consortium, Diamond India Limited, and consequently maintains a steady rough supply by way of this relationship. When demand is such, the company also has an internal team actively gauging the open market to source polished diamonds. Bhansali Diamonds is a member of Gem & Jewelry Exports Promotion Council and has been awarded the citation of "Star Export House" from the Government of India, annually for the past 10 years. This award is issued to those firms that export goods above a particular limit set by the Indian Government.

FAIRWAY DIAMOND INC.

Since its inception in 1992, Fairway Diamond has been based in and serves the world's largest jewelry and diamond end market, the United States. The firm is located in New York and primarily caters to clientele in North, Central and South America. Fairway Diamond, as one of the first movers to the Americas, leverages its relationships with established retailers in the United States while simultaneously seeking new and solid partnerships with growing and emerging Latin American retailers. The company's mission is to partner its core clientele with India's attractive low-cost supply to ensure exceptional quality, solid execution and sustainable profitability. Fairway Diamond sources its polish from its proprietary relationships around the world to service both local jewelry manufacturers as well as major chain retailers. In addition to its strong footing in the traditional round/brilliant market, Fairway Diamond is also well regarded internationally for distributing fancy shaped diamonds (largely princess and marquise). The company is also reputed for supplying GIA certified commercial diamonds (F-M Colors and VS-SI Clarities) to its clientele as well as dealing in noncertified pique goods (I1-I3 Clarities) based on client demand. For the past 20 years, Fairway Diamond has been annually participating in the JCK Las Vegas trade show to exhibit its goods, build new client relationships and maintain existing ones.

SAMIR GEMS DMCC

Samir Gems DMCC, established in 2005 and formerly referred to as Thamina Diamonds, is based in Dubai and supplies rough and polished diamonds to the Middle Eastern market. The company's mission is to build long and healthy partnerships with its clientele providing only the most beautiful, exclusive and precious white and fancy colored diamonds. The company's positioning in Dubai serves as an advantage as it is located in the central hub of the Middle Eastern diamond and jewelry trade. Samir Gems DMCC sources rough from various African mines as well as tenders and ultimately distributes it to its customers all across India and the Middle East. On the rough side of its business, the company caters to both rough resellers as well as major manufacturers. The company also carries a sizeable inventory of polished diamonds primarily focusing on GIA certified diamonds and loose mix stones. More recently, the company has built its business around dealing in high-valued individual diamonds specializing in 10 carat plus D-FL GIA certified stones. Considering their exclusivity, the company caters these stones to some of the world's most affluent consumers and has thus built a strong rapport with top high-end retailers globally. These diamonds are marketed all over the world to traders and end consumers in countries such as USA, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Israel, UAE and Taiwan.

SAMIR GEMS HONG KONG

Samir Gems HK, established in 2011, is based in Hong Kong and serves the broader East Asian market. Though only established recently, the company has developed strong ties to prominent Asian retailers and consumers as well as end-users in Mainland China. The company's core business is to source polished diamonds globally and supply it to the growing demand in the East Asian region. Given end market demand in this part of the world, Samir Gems HK typically hosts a roster of GIA certified diamonds ranging from 1-20 carats at both higher colors and purities. Longer-term, the company seeks to expand its presence further by developing sales outlets in the Mainland China region and other neighboring countries including but not limited to Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. Considering its positioning in the region, the company aims to leverage China's strengths to eventually explore adjacent verticals including volume-based diamond manufacturing as well as jewelry manufacturing.

SAMIR GEMS ISRAEL

Samir Gems Israel, founded in 2001 and formerly referred to as Ace Diamonds, is a well-regarded company principally serving the Israeli market. Located in Tel Aviv, Samir Gems Israel has access to Israel's rough trading market, renowned manufacturing craftsmanship and thriving fancy color diamond trade. The company procures rough diamonds for trading and distribution purposes as well as leverages its relationships to locally manufacture stones. Though the company is still building its broader rough distribution arm, Samir Gems Israel already has a strong footing in the fancy shape trade in Israel and has built a business of exporting 5 carat plus stones to various South-East Asian markets. Additionally, the company purchases polish diamonds from all over India for resale in Israel and other Middle Eastern markets.