Jose Batista

Jose Batista, Vice President of Rio Diamond MFG Corp., is a second generation diamond wholesaler that specializes in natural fancy color diamonds. He has over 18 years' experience in the diamond industry. Working at Rio Diamond Corp. has given him the opportunity to work first hand with some of the rarest fancy colors. This unique experience has sparked his curiosity and motivates him to share with others his experiences in the industry.

The Rio Diamond Corp. entrepreneur environment and natural fancy color inventory has provided him the opportunity to expand and adapt to challenges of the diamond business. As VP of Rio Diamond Corp., Jose has been instrumental in adapting to a more retail oriented environment by creating unique jewelry with a balance of fancy colors.
By exhibiting at jewelry shows worldwide Jose has a better understanding of the needs and challenges of wholesale and retail markets worldwide. This knowledge has allowed him to help his customer's with their sales.

He is a current member of Jewelers of America, Diamond Manufacture and Importer Association, Diamond Dealers Club, and Natural Color Diamond Association. As an active member of the Natural Color Diamond Association, Jose has served on the marketing committee which helped bring awareness to fancy color diamonds customers. He has participated as speaker in multiple NCDIA events. Jose currently serves on the membership committee, which reviews and assists all new members.

Las Vegas Conference - Thursday, June 2, 2016

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