DCLA Laboratory Team, our experts

The Spark of Confidence

Experienced Diamond Professionals

DCLA has put together an internationally trained and accredited team of diamond professionals, qualified to certify your diamond by the most rigorous of standards and in accordance with International Diamond Council (IDC) rules.

Every diamond is independently assessed by a minimum of three skilled and experienced experts in the field, providing you with the confidence that your DCLA Diamond Grading Certificate is a true reflection of your diamond.

Reliability, Integrity, and Independence… Guaranteed.

We make protecting you and maintaining your confidence our priority, and our laboratory team is dedicated to a strict professional code of ethics.

DCLA has such confidence in our grading team that we are the only laboratory to stand by our certificate, and provide a complete Diamond Grading Guarantee, offering you absolute security and protection when you purchase a DCLA-certified diamond.

latest news

Thursday 18 May, 2017

DE BEERS TAPS INTO POLISHED DIAMONDS MARKET WITH FIRST-TIME AUCTION

Anglo American’s De Beers, the world’s largest rough diamond producer by value, has decided to begin selling its own polished diamonds in auctions for the first time in its history.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

SOTHEBY'S SELLS THE APOLLO AND ARTEMIS DIAMONDS FOR £44.9 MILLION

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

US WOBBLE TAKES SHINE OFF PANDORA SALES

Pandora reported strong growth in the first quarter, but US store closures and sluggish mall traffic dented its performance stateside.

Sunday 7 May, 2017

IMPORTANT ADVICE ON HOW TO SELL YOUR DIAMONDS

If you are you considering selling your diamond, but feel as though you have no idea how or where to begin with the process?

Thursday 4 May, 2017

GEM DIAMONDS RECOVERS 80 CARAT ROUGH DIAMOND

Another D colour Type II diamond weighing 80 carats has been recovered.

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

THIS BLUE DIAMOND IS NATURAL—AND ALSO SYNTHETIC

The good news is, from everything we know, all lab-grown diamonds are detectable, and the detection devices are getting better and (somewhat) cheaper.

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER 92CT. PENDANT

A 92.15 carat diamond pendant worth up to $20 million will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva next month.