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Israel Polished One-fifth of World’s Diamonds Last Year

Twenty percent of all the polished diamonds marketed throughout the world last year were processed in Israel, according to statistics issued here today, showing this country’s increasing importance as a diamond-polishing center.

Israel last year exported in excess of $32, 500, 000 worth of diamonds, processed in plants employing 3,400 polishers. Seven more diamond-polishing plants are being established in this country now.