Industry Credentials

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Natural Color Diamond Association

NCDIA is a non-profit, membership-based organization with multi-national members including mining companies, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers. Today, NCDIA is expertly positioned to serve as an educational authority for natural color diamonds and to help expand the market for the broad spectrum of natural color diamonds available.


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The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF)

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) aims to empower fancy color diamond sellers by improving consumer experience through a new information channel and to provide fact-based support for fancy color diamonds as an asset class. The FCRF is a non-profit and self-funded organization. Any profits generated by the FCRF from sales of analytic products is either reinvested in research or donated to charity.


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Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a non-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. It has more than 1000 member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. The RJC members commit and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices - an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain.


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International Institute of Diamond Grading &
Research

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research has been established by The De Beers Group of Companies, the organization most closely associated with both the mystique and science of the world's most sought-after stone. Its mission: to provide a premium service and ground breaking proprietary screening instruments to the industry.


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Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association
Limited (HKIDA)

Kunming Trading Company is one of the 35 Founding Members of the HKIDA. The Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) aims at safeguarding the natural diamond trade and serving the Indian diamond community in Hong Kong.


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Diamond Federation of Hong Kong

The Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China (DFHK) is a non-profit organization aiming to protect the integrity of diamonds and the interests of consumers by standardizing business practices. It joins forces with two long-established associations in Hong Kong, namely the Diamond Importers Association (1959) and the Hong Kong Diamond Bourse (1985).


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Diamond Dealers Club, New York

DDC is the largest and oldest organization active in U.S. diamond trade, and the most important diamond exchange in the United States. DDC has grown into the largest diamond trade organization in the United States and one of leading diamond exchanges in the world. Diamond Dealers Club has changed dramatically to keep pace with expanding foreign markets and rapid technological advancements.


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Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America or GIA, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. GIA created global standards to accurately determine the quality of diamonds (4Cs – Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight), coloured stones and pearls. GIA’s groundbreaking research and unbiased grading and analysis set the global standards that protect the gem-buying public. With campuses, research centers and laboratory facilities around the world, GIA is the world’s foremost authority in gemology.


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