DMIA initiative for meeting on synthetics diamonds gains support from U.S. industry organizations

DMIA initiative for meeting on synthetics diamonds gains support from U.S. industry organizations

25.11.2013: An array of industry organizations has come on board following an urgent call

An array of industry organizations has come on board following an urgent call issued earlier this month by the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) to host an industry-wide meeting in New York City that will put enforceable measures in place to prevent synthetics being presented as natural diamonds.
 

The meeting will be held under the banner of the DMIA, the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC), the Indian Diamond and Color Stone Association (IDCA), and the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA), DMIA president Ronnie VanderLinden reported.
 

"We have already engaged law enforcement agencies and have received confirmations from national organizations such as Jewelers of America (JA), the American Gem Society (AGS), the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC).


Also, three major gem labs that service our industry are on board. They are the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL USA.) We are confident that this meeting will result in strong measures that have real teeth," he continued.
 

"We noted earlier that one of the major obstacles in attacking this issue was the lack of cohesion from industry stakeholders. Witnessed by the strong response from our partners we are building that cohesion. We strive for a single-minded and enforceable joint resolution to halt synthetics being mixed into parcels of natural diamonds by repeat offenders. Those who defraud the industry will pay a heavy price," the DMIA president concluded.
 

- Almor Ya'akov-  Logo DMIA

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25.11.2013 / MaP

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