Diamonds By Rothschild and The Rothschild Trading Company have a rich history in the diamond industry. The Company traces its passage to America back to its founder, Efraim Rothschild. In 1964, at the age of 12, Efraim chartered his own course into the business world as an apprentice diamond cutter and polisher in the capital of Israel’s flourishing diamond industry, Netanya.
Fast forward to 2001, after graduating from Tulane University, Henry Rothschild, Efraim’s son, joined his father in business and immersed himself fully into the trade. In 2005, with the industry in a state of uncertainty, and independent jewelers feeling the pain of rapid consolidation and the effects of the internet, Henry established the Retail Jeweler’s Cooperative (RJECO, Inc.). RJECO’s mission was to support independent jewelers by strengthening their diamond buying capabilities.
The cooperative effectively organized a group of the nation’s leading independent jewelers into a consolidated buying group and moved them upstream in the diamond pipeline, improving margins and profitability. Through RJECO, Henry became more involved in the diamond market, eventually forming the Rothschild Trading Company as a full-fledged supplier. What began as a two-man business in dossier stones eventually evolved into a full-service diamond purchasing and distribution center.
Today, the Rothschild Trading Company focuses on sustainably sourced recycled diamonds, and operates in Pittsburgh, PA. As a participant in the second-hand market, the Company has taken the opportunity to support its business community by dealing honestly and openly, paying fair-market-value for diamonds, and providing as much support and guidance as possible to the loan and sale shops, antique stores, coin-dealers, and independent jewelers in collaboration.
We firmly believe in the moral, ethical, and environmental benefits of recycled diamonds. To us, there is simply no better way to create a sustainable, intelligent ecosystem of supply within the jewelry industry. Our hard-earned network of suppliers includes second-hand dealers, antique stores, estate, and private sellers. Recut diamonds are handled domestically, as is certification. Keeping a minimal carbon footprint is part of our mission of sustainability and our diamonds receive no large-scale industrial manufacturing.
Really, why? We pride ourselves on our Clean Cut concept in diamond trading. We only use "Post Consumer" sourcing. What we mean by this is; we take previously mined and distributed diamonds from the secondary market, reassess and recut, or Clean Cut, the diamonds to our highest standards to create the highest quality diamond it can become. This process has no direct socio- political impact as modern earth mined diamonds. The carbon footprint is several thousand times less than earth mined or lab grown diamonds. Clean Cut is the future of sustainable diamond jewelry and Diamonds By Rothschild wants to offer our most sustainably conscious product to our amazing Pittsburgh clientele.
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FOUNDER / CEO
WHOLESALE DIAMOND SPECIALIST
JEWELRY DESIGN/CAD/PRODUCTION ENGINEER
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING
MANAGER (BROFF'S DIAMOND AND LOAN)
REGIONAL MANAGER / ACQUISITIONS