Diamond Development Initiative Builds on Kimberley - 1 April 2007, IDEX Online Staff Reporter
Diamond Development Initiative Begins - 15 August 2005, Global Policy Forum
Diamond Development Initiative Formed - 9 March 2005, Professional Jeweler Magazine
“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
News Release - 30 May 2012
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
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
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.