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Company Milestones

Fifty years of diamond
innovations and accomplishments.

For half a century, Leo Schachter has challenged the art of diamond manufacturing, seeking innovative ways to capture and release maximum light within a diamond to optimize its brilliance and beauty.

Some highlights in the company’s history:

LEO SCHACHTER LEADERSHIP 1952

Leo Schachter opens a partnership, Beck & Schachter, in the 47th Street Diamond District of New York City.

1966 Leo Schachter NAMED A DTC SIGHTHOLDER

Extraordinary growth trend begins with access to a large and consistent supply of the world’s finest diamond rough.

1982 Leo Schachter GOING GLOBAL

The Company moves its sales and distribution hub to Tel Aviv, Israel.

1984 Leo Schachter AWARD WINNING EXPORTER

Leo Schachter wins its first Exporter of the Year Award, recognizing its undisputed position as one of Israel’s leading exporter of diamonds, a position it has held for 30 years.

1997 Leo Schachter BRILLIANT IN BOTSWANA

The Botswana factory opens and grows to become one of the country’s largest diamond manufacturing facilities.

1999 - Leo Schachter BUILDING BRANDS - The Leo Diamond®

Leo Schachter launches its first branded diamond, The Leo Diamond®, in the US. The brand is now available in the world’s most important diamond centers.

2003 Leo Schachter CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY

The Company’s “Beneficiation” initiatives in Botswana increase job creation, skills transfer, and in-country operations that enhance the local economies of DeBeers’ most important mining country.

2006 Leo Schachter FACING EAST

The Company opens a sales office in Hong Kong. Leo Schachter brings the world’s finest diamonds to the Pearl of the East, and then steps north to Mainland China.

2007 Leo Schachter PARTNERSHIP IN MUMBAI

Leo Schachter forms a jewelry manufacturing partnership in India, Kama Schachter, resulting in one of the largest resources of its kind in Asia.

2010 Leo Schachter SELLING IN SHANGHAI

Leo Schachter opens a trading hub to Mainland China and Southeast Asia in the Paris of the East, Shanghai, establishing a presence in the world’s fastest-growing consumer market.

2012 Leo Schachter RESPONSIBLY FOREVERMARK

Leo Schachter becomes a founding U.S. licensor of DeBeers’ branded diamond program.

2014 Leo Schachter NEW NEW YORK

Leo Schachter moves back to its N.Y. Diamond District roots, relocating to the new 34-story International Gem Tower.