Statement on the crisis in Ukraine

The World Diamond Council is deeply concerned for the safety of those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and is carefully monitoring developments associated with the ongoing crisis.

WDC President addresses WDFB-IDMA Presidents’ Meeting in Dubai

Edward Asscher, President of the World Diamond Council, addressed the Presidents’ Meeting of the World Federation of the Diamond Bourses (WDDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) at the Dubai Multi-Commodities Center (DMCC) in Dubai on February 24, 2022.

Meet Edward Asscher, WDC President, a webinar by WFDB’s Young Diamantaires

The Young Diamantaires of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) hosted WDC President Edward Asscher on January 20, 2022, during a webinar on January 20, 2022, entitled “A lifetime of commitment to the diamond industry.”

WDC Executive Director presents the System of Warranties at a Dubai Diamond Exchange webinar

Elodie Daguzan, Executive Director of the World Diamond Council, presented the WDC’s upgraded System of Warranties, during a webinar organized by Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) at the Dubai Multi-Commodities Center (DMCC), on January 18, 2022.

WDC’s Executive Director explains the upgraded System of Warranties, hosted by Belgium’s AWDC

WDC’s Executive Director, Elodie Daguzan, was hosted by the Antwerp World Diamond Council (AWDC) on November 16, 2021, delivering a presentation on the new System of Warranties for members of the Belgian diamond industry.

Diamond industry leaders greet the launch of the WDC’s upgraded System of Warranties

Industry leaders from across the diamond value chain greet the launch, on September 21, 2021, the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, of the World Diamond Council’s upgraded System of Warranties.

Presentation to WDC President Edward Asscher of Initiatives in Art and Culture Award for extraordinary achievement

On July 15, 2021, WDC President Edward Asscher was presented with the Initiatives in Art and Culture Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries, during the final session of IAC’s 11th Annual Gold and Diamond Conference.

WDC VP Feriel Zerouki joins Responsible Sourcing and Best Practice panel at 11th IAC conference

The second day of this year’s 11th Gold and Diamond Conference, organized by Initiatives in Art and Culture, held July 12, 2021, featured a panel discussion entitled “Mining: Responsible Sourcing and Best Practice.” Among the panelists was Feriel Zerouki, Vice President of the World Diamond Council.

WDC and Natural Diamond Council’s webinar for KP family on NDC’s natural diamond marketing program

The World Diamond Council and the Natural Diamond Council hosted a webinar for representatives of Kimberley Process participant countries and civil society KP Observers on October 29, 2020, during which the NDC’s program for promoting natural diamonds in the international jewelry

WDC President Asscher’s video message to the Guangzhou International Jewellery & Diamond Conference

The goals of the World Diamond Council are to preserve and protect the integrity of the Kimberley Process and the entire diamond value chain, WDC President Edward Asscher stressed in a video message during the opening of the the Guangzhou International Jewellery & Diamond Conference on October 29, 2020.