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DDI Appoints Ian Rowe as Executive Director
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has promoted IanRowe to executive director. He will replace Dorothée Gizenga, who will lead theorganization’s new Africa office. Rowe, who has served as deputy executive director of the DDIsince...
Rough Markets Aug 19, 2019 Rapaport News
artisanal mining
The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony.The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Kono District has beensustained by diamond mining for over 50 years but lacks the basics many takefor granted...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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DDI Unveils Standards for Artisanal Miners
A new program by the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) aims to help artisanal miners receive certification to show their diamonds are conflict-free. The Maendeleo Diamond Standards (MDS), named after the Swahili word for development,...
Mining Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Feriel Zerouki
De Beers Exec Honored for Responsible Practices
Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) will present FerielZerouki with its award for leadership in responsible practice in jewelry. The honor is bestowed annually on members of the jewelryindustry, or part of a jewelry-focused organization, that have made atransformational...
Polished Markets Apr 01, 2019 Rapaport News
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DEF to Gift $500K to Students, Entrepreneurs
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has approved up to$500,000 in grants to help students and young entrepreneurs in countries wherediamond mining takes place. The money will go to the organization’s existingbeneficiaries, including the Botswana Top Achievers...
Mining Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers to Sell Diamonds from Artisanal Miners
De Beers announced plans to work with artisanal miners in SierraLeone to ensure their diamonds are ethically sourced and sold at a fair priceon its auction platform. The company has partnered with the Diamond DevelopmentInitiative (DDI)...
Mining Apr 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Stephane Fischler
Fischler Elected VP of World Diamond Council
The World Diamond Council’s (WDC) board named Stephane Fischleras its vice-president (VP), meaning he will succeed Andrey Polyakov aspresident in 2018.Fischler (pictured), a partner in Fischler Diamonds and president ofthe Antwerp World Diamond Centre,...
Polished Markets Jul 24, 2016 Rapaport News
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Anglo American Group Donates to Diamond Development Initiative
The charitable arm of De Beers parent companyAnglo American plc has made a three-year contribution to the DiamondDevelopment Initiative International (DDI), which promotes responsible sourcingand improves the lives of artisanal diamond miners and their families...
Mining Dec 23, 2015 Rapaport News
kimberley process
DDI to Manage Kimberley Process Technical Assistance
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) began coordinating the technical assistance function of the Kimberley Process with the financial assistance from Signet Jewelers Ltd. This initiative coordinates support among and between Kimberley...
Fair Trade Nov 04, 2014 Jeff Miller
DDI
Diamond Development Hosts Panel Discussion at JA NY Summer Show
Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) will be hosting an interactive panel discussion as part of this year's educational sessions at the JA New York Summer Show. The focus will be on exploring practical ways in which jewelry...
Fair Trade Jul 24, 2014 DDI
ethical diamonds
Industry Thought Leaders Discuss Ethics and the Diamond Pipeline
The importance of encouraging diamond source responsibility and the best ways to inspire ethical behavior in the jewelry industry was debated at "Living Up To Diamonds," a discussion panel hosted by the Jewelers of America (JA) at the JA New York...
Polished Markets Aug 07, 2013 Rapaport News
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Todd Reed Renews Support for Diamond Development Initiative
Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) is pleased to announce that renowned jewelry designer Todd Reed has once again generously donated at the Millennium Star level.Todd Reed was founded in 1992 with the...
Fair Trade Jul 09, 2013 DDI
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American Jewelry Design Council Members Support DDI
Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) is pleased to announce that members of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) have joined the Friends of DDI program. "Ethical sourcing of diamonds is of utmost importance to top designers...
Fair Trade May 14, 2013 DDI
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