More than diamonds: A caring global citizen

In 2010 the corporation established the Rosy Blue Foundation, as a vehicle for improving and enhancing the community service commitment of its group of companies.

WDC Statement on G7 Leaders’ Statement of December 6, 2023

The World Diamond Council (WDC) acknowledges the G7 Leaders’ Statement released on December 6, 2023, and reiterates its commitment to supporting the G7 countries’ declared objectives relating to import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds that have been mined, processed or produced in Russia

Making the business of jewelry as democratic as possible

I was told a long time ago at a well-known newspaper that I couldn’t apply for a job because I was a woman and I’d be too emotional. I argued that everyone is emotional, but some people choose to express it which is a strength.

Message from the WDC Executive Director: WDC’s fast-growing membership indicates industry’s stronger commitment to acting with integrity and compassion

As we report in the accompanying article, over a seven-month period, 13 additional companies joined the World Diamond Council’s ranks as members. This represents a 24 percent increase in our membership, and it is the largest number ever to be registered in such a short period – indeed, since the reconstitution of our organization in 2014.

The World Diamond Council welcomes 13 new members

The new members are Arslanian Group DMCC, B.A. Asscher, Constell Group, Crodiam Consulting, Diamex, DN Diamonds ,Karshev Jewellery, Matthew Schamroth and Okavango Diamond Company (ODC).

WDC President praises determination of KP Participants and Observers, which led to critical decisions during 2023 Plenary

World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki struck a cautiously optimistic note at the conclusion of the 2023 Kimberley Process Plenary on November 10, 2023, at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, after the Plenary agreed on 98 items.

WDC President stands determined to drive progress in the KP to deliver peace and prosperity for all, in opening address to the 2023 Kimberley Process Plenary

Addressing the Opening Session of the 2023 KP Plenary at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on November 6, World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki emphasized the WDC’s determination to drive forward the ambition of the KP, which serves to foster peace, security and benefit all diamond stakeholders sustainably.

Addressing 2023 CIBJO Congress, WDC President stresses importance of ESG principles and equitable opportunity

World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki has emphasized the heightened importance of responsibility, sustainability and provenance in the jewelry industry, specifically because its products are used to celebrate important life moments.

The WDC as a diamond industry representative, within the Kimberley Process and beyond it

While it may not have been immediately apparent during the tumultuous days in 2000, the structure of the WDC enabled the new organization to take a broader perspective than that required by its role within the KP, ensuring its relevance long after the civil wars that prompted the conflict diamond crisis eventually drew to a close.

WDC President commends KP Participants and Observers

The 2023 Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process concluded yesterday in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Addressing the closing session of the gathering, World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki was positive about headway having been made during the four-day event.