As we approach a System of Warranties deadline, a look back and forward

Ultimately, industry-wide adoption of the SoW will benefit us all. And it is here, dear WDC members, that all of you can help as well. We count on you to assist in supporting our campaign and raising awareness, so please share the word around, relay our communications on LinkedIn and other social media, and support the global transition to the revised System of Warranties!

A secret bet and a happy holIday surprise

With the Holiday Season about to begin and as we welcome in a new year, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the journey we have taken together in 2023, and to consider what awaits us during the months ahead.

Reflecting on 2023, and looking ahead to the new year

With the Holiday Season about to begin and as we welcome in a new year, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the journey we have taken together in 2023, and to consider what awaits us during the months ahead.

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 stepping up campaign to promote adoption of revised System of Warranties

February 21, 2023, marked 16 months since the official launch of the World Diamond Council’s revised System of Warranties (SoW), in 2021 on the 40th anniversary of the establishment by the United Nations of the International Day of Peace.

Capping out an unusually challenging year, both unprecedented and unanticipated

What left its indelible mark on 2022 was the war in Ukraine, which had begun on February 24, when coincidentally the leadership of the WDC was gathered together in Dubai, where the Board of Directors had met just three days earlier.

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.

WDC President interviewed by the Rapaport news service during the Dubai Diamond Conference

Vinod Kuriyan of the Rapaport news service, interviews Edward Asscher, President of the World Diamond Council, during the Dubai Diamond Conference on February 23, 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.