Weitzman Abraham is President and CEO of Rasko Diamonds, a leading Canadian wholesaler and dealer of exquisite, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewellery, loose diamonds and precious gemstones. Rasko Diamonds was founded in 1991 by Mr. Abraham, and has gained a reputation across Canada for global direct sourcing of large white and fancy colour diamonds, as well as Tanzanite.
Mr. Abraham first studied the diamond cutting and polishing trade in Israel in 1972, and started his entrepreneurial career in Canada in 1981, importing diamonds from Israel and Belgium for several global jewellery companies. In 1984 he founded Precious Gold Findings Inc., a high growth wholesaler specializing in gold and platinum locks, settings and other jewellery components, which was a poorly represented segment of the Canadian jewellery market at the time.
Mr. Abraham holds a bachelors degree from Bar Ilan University, and is a member of the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) in New York. Prior to emigrating from Israel, Mr. Abraham served in the Israel Defense Force as an officer in the Intelligence Corps.