Mission Statement, purpose

The Spark of Confidence

Our Mission

The fundamental mission of the DCLA is to protect consumers, and consumer confidence, when buying diamonds.

An essential element of this confidence is providing accuracy and transparency in diamond grading. The DCLA grades to the internationally accepted standards set by the International Diamond Council (IDC) and the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO), and continues to provide the supreme level of assurance to both the public and the diamond industry.

DCLA pledges to deliver services of superior quality in our continuing effort to guarantee unsurpassed standards for diamond certification.

DCLA strives to be a pillar of integrity, ethics, professionalism, and knowledge. We are committed to continuing our growth as Australia’s foremost diamond grading laboratory dedicated to consumer protection.

latest news

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

59.6 CARAT VIVID PINK DIAMOND

Sotheby's plans to auction the famous "Pink Star" diamond an internally flawless, fancy vivid pink stone at its sale in Hong Kong on April 4.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

GIA FINDS SIGNIFICANT UNDISCLOSED SYNTHETICS

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural melee diamonds, the lab confirmed with Rapaport News on Monday.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

DE BEERS PROFIT JUMPS AS DIAMOND MARKET STABILISES

Profit more than doubled for De Beers last year as trading conditions in the diamond-manufacturing sector improved and inventory levels stabilized.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

DCLA DIAMONDS HAS LAUNCHED

Buying a diamond can be a difficult process.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

PINK DIAMOND SELLS FOR $18M AT CHRISTIE’S GENEVA

Christie’s a pink diamond at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Tuesday at $2 million per carat.

Wednesday 9 November, 2016

BAIN CAPITAL AND BOW STREET TO ACQUIRED BLUE NILE

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

Thursday 3 November, 2016

GRAFF SHOWCASES THE GRAFF VENUS

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a heart shape.