|A selection of materials detailing DDI’s work with artisanal diamond miners in Africa and South America that also highlights our positive linkages with you.|
|Open invitations to participate and network at relevant local DDI-associated events including workshops, seminars, launches, talks and roundtables.|
|An attractive counter display bringing to the attention of customers that you support DDI.|
|Acknowledgement at DDI events and at presentations.|
|A certificate recognizing your support to DDI.|
|Acknowledgement of your support on DDI’s website.|
|Listing in DDI’s Annual Report.|
|Recognition of your support on DDI’s website, with your logo and a link to your website.|
|A banner highlighting your support to DDI, for display at trade shows or similar events.|
|A profile of your CSR activities in DDI’s upcoming Newsletter - “dDiscourse”.|
|A press release about the retailers sponsorship of DDI.|
|DDI project reports.|
In 1866, the rough stone, which weighed 24 carats, was discovered in South Africa by children playing in the bushes. Their unsuspecting parents gave the stone away to their neighbours, who suspected that it was a valuable gem. In 1867, the stone was tested and confirmed to be a diamond. For the next one hundred years, ownership of the stone changed hands several times. In 1967, it was offered as a gift to the South African government. It is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley, South Africa. The ‘Friends’ joining us, are a diamond in the rough, and represent quite a find for us as echoed in the name ‘Eureka’.
The final cut of the Golden Jubilee, which was described by its master cutter as a “Fire-Rose cushion shape”, left everyone in awe. It is one of the world’s largest faceted diamonds. It was discovered in 1985, in the Premier Mine in South Africa. The rough stone weighed 775 carats. The Golden Jubilee was presented to the King of Thailand in 1997 for the 50th anniversary of his coronation. The stone has been blessed by Pope John Paul II, the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch and the Supreme Imam in Thailand. We chose this name, to underscore our anticipation of a lasting friendship through “Friends of DDI International”.
Unveiled to the world on the eve of the new millennium, the Millennium Star was discovered a decade earlier in alluvial deposits in the Mbuji-Mayi district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the world’s largest known top-colour diamonds. The original rough stone was 777 carats. Following several months of planning, it was cut into three pieces, with the Millennium Star being the largest piece. This name reflects our link with the Millennium Development Goals, in line with our development aspirations for artisanal diamond miners.