Message from the WDC President: Earning the right to speak on behalf of the diamond industry

It is premature to discuss the results of the election, which will be announced in due course. Nonetheless, I thought it worthwhile to highlight the process, so as illustrate the structure of WDC, and more specifically to demonstrate how we are empowered to represent the full complement of the diamond supply chain, as they say from mine to retail jeweler.

The conflict in Ukraine and its effect on the diamond business

War, in any form or for any reason, always has had a catastrophic impact on the people concerned. This is true of the Ukraine conflict and the world has clearly expressed its deep sympathy for the country’s inhabitants. War also can significantly upend businesses and their strategies, both locally and globally.

Digging Down into the Kimberley Process: Supporting the Viability of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Conflict resolution is not only a primary goal of the Kimberley Process. It is also a means for achieving another key objective, which is creating the conditions necessary for sustainable economic and social development, most often in very regions where artisanal and small-scale diamond miners are active.

A career spanning continents, seen through the prism of India

As my career attests, women are not only its consumers, but active participants in the industry as well. I have had the privilege of meeting and interacting with them – interesting entrepreneurs and professionals of the gem and jewelry industry value chain, from the mines to the retail outlets.

My relationship with diamonds: A love affair that changed my life

My Name is Molefi Letsiki, and I am a diamantaire. I make this statement proudly, because just a few decades ago, as a black boy living in South Africa, I could never have said that, nor for a long time could I have even worked as a diamond polisher.

The World Diamond Council welcomes three new members

The World Diamond Council welcomes three new members into its ranks.

WDC mourns the passing of Board Member Sanjay Shah

The World Diamond Council (WDC) mourns the untimely loss of Sanjay Shah, a serving member of its Board of Directors, who passed away in New York on April 29, 2022.

WDC Elections 2022 Update

As it does every two years, the World Diamond Council is currently conducting elections for its Board of Directors, this time for nine open director positions.

Statement by the World Diamond Council

The WDC, an American Association incorporated in the State of Delaware has ended ALROSA PJSC’s membership effective April 8th 2022.

WDC President addresses Kimberley Process Challenges during special meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Council

The special session considered the topics of natural resources, peaceful societies and sustainable development, with a focus on lessons from the Kimberley Process