Diamond Industry

Regional organisations

Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)

AWDC

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre is a private foundation responsible for the representation of the collective interests of the Belgian diamond industry national and international. Headquartered in the heart of Antwerp’s diamond district, its Board of Directors is elected directly by those who define the Antwerp Diamond Community. AWDC is not a member-based organization but rather represents the diamond sector as a whole, irrespective of the scale of an actor’s activities or the size of the company. Its objective is to further develop Antwerp´s position as the leading global diamond hub and to strengthen the image of the sector to the general public.

Visit our website: www.awdc.be

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

DMCC

DMCC is a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai established in 2002 with a mandate to provide the physical, market and financial infrastructure required to set up a commodities market place in Dubai. DMCC offers a unique opportunity for market participants in a wide range of commodities industries in four broad sectors including precious commodities (gold, diamonds, coloured stones and pearls), energy related sectors, steel and base metals and soft agricultural commodities (tea, cotton and others). It aims to attract key players throughout the entire value chain of each of these commodity sectors, together with a range of support industries such as finance, logistics, consulting and insurance. DMCC is recognised as the largest Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates with over 10,000 registered companies under license.

Visit our website: www.dmcc.ae

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

GJEPC

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Indian Ministry of Commerce in 1966 as one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), and was entrusted with boosting Indian gem and jewellery exports. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status. It is today the apex body of the Indian gems & jewellery industry and represents almost 6,000 exporters. Over the past decades, the GJEPC has emerged as a very active promoter of the diamond gem and jewellery sector, and its stated objective is to make India the preferred source for quality gems and jewellery.

Visit our website: www.gjepc.org

Israel Diamond Institute (IDI)

IDI

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies is the umbrella organization which represents all organizations and institutions involved in the Israeli diamond Industry. It is a non-profit, public interest company which performs a range of essential functions for the industry including marketing and business development, business promotion and public relations, technological research and development, nurturing of rough diamond sources; professional training; publishing of professional literature and security consultancy.

Visit our website: en.israelidiamond.co.il

United States Jewelry Council (USJC)

USJC

The US Jewelry Council consists of the leadership of the leading jewelry trade organizations based in the United States. The founding participants in the organization are: the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA), Jewelers of America (JA), the American Gem Society (AGS), the Diamond Council of America (DCA), the Diamond Bourse of Southeast United States (DBSE), the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC), the Indian Diamond and Colored Stone Association (IDCA), the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) and the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA).

The USJC brings together the views and actions of its member trade associations, representing them collectively on issues related to responsible and sustainable sourcing, supply chain transparency, and ethical business conduct on the national and international levels with the aim of maintaining and enhancing consumer confidence in the United States in the integrity and origins of jewelry.

Visit our website: www.jewelrycouncil.org