“Diamonds are associated with positive events in people's lives, any association with anything violent is something that has to be addressed by our industry and has been addressed and will be addressed.”

Cecilia Gardner, World Diamond Council

DDI Press Releases

Press Release - 12 Feb 2014

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation continues to support DDI

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation has once again generously awarded a grant to the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), further aiding the organization in its work to improve the lives of artisanal diamond miners.


Speech - 20 June 2013

Stephane Fischler, President, Antwerp World Diamond Center & DDI Vice-Chair Addresses Angolan Diamond Centenary Conference Luanda


News Release - 30 May 2012

DDI releases draft Development Diamond Standards™ for public comment

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) today released the draft standards for its Development Diamonds™ ethical certification project. The 60-day public comment period is open for all interested parties until July 31, 2012.


News Release - 17 February 2012

DDI International receives grant from Cartier International

The Board of Directors of the Diamond Development Initiative International (DDI International) is very pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a grant from the renowned French jeweler and watchmaker, Cartier International.


News Release - 16 November 2011

DDII and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announce working relationship on artisanal diamond production.

DDI International and RJC today announced they had agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to work co-operatively on advancing their shared objectives. These objectives include: improving social, environmental, labour practises and good governance in the artisanal diamond mining sector; enhanced relationships between large-scale and artisanal diamond mining; and increased market access for jewellery raw materials produced by artisanal diamond mining communities.

News Release DDII-RJC MOU.pdf

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