From the sand and from the sea: The Namibia Case Study

In 1960s, geologists confirmed that, over millennia, a massive number of rough diamonds, sourced from ancient inland kimberlites, had been washed down by the Orange River into the Atlantic Ocean, on and off the coastline of what today is Namibia.

Daring to be different, and being passionate about it

Navigating a family business into its third generation is a complex journey, and expectations for continuity can feel overwhelming at times. However, I approach this challenge with enthusiasm. I don’t view it as a simple progression but as a chance to influence the heritage, growing in a way that speaks to the present.

Three months remain to meet deadline for transitioning to revised System of Warranties

The WDC is calling out to industry members to seize the moment and be ready in time, to meet the deadline for rough diamond sales.

The World Diamond Council welcomes four new members

The new members are Aurostar, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the NIRU Group and Richold S.A.

The band-aid solution that kept going, for 11 years

The fact that a permanent secretariat was so long in coming was largely due to the fact that the KP has never been a legal entity, but rather an impromptu coalition of countries, industry representatives and civil society bodies, who create and coordinate policies out of a sense of common concern.

WDC President discusses G7 diamond sanctions on Russia during JCK Show panel discussion

WDC President Feriel Zerouki participated in a panel discussion considering the implementation of sanctions against diamonds of Russian origin imposed by the G7 countries, during the JCK Show in Las Vegas on May 31, 2024.

WDC President addresses the state of the diamond market during panel discussion at JCK Show 2024

Feriel Zerouki, President of the World Diamond Council (WDC), spoke during a panel discussion moderated by industry consultant Edahn Golan, during the JCK Show in Las Vegas on May 31, 2024.

Say what you do and do what you say

We are committed to partners who share a common vision of ethics and responsibility, and who have the same mindset as us.

Four months to September 21 deadline to transition to revised System of Warranties

The transition period for the revised SoW ends in six months. The WDC is calling out to industry members to seize the moment and be ready in time.

WDC welcomes support for listing countries of mining origin on KP certificates for mixed parcels, at KP Intersessional during the ‘Year of Delivery’

The World Diamond Council (WDC) concluded the 2024 Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional with a renewed commitment to ethical practices, transparency and industry reform.