DCLA Timeline, our history

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Timeline

September 2000

DCLA applies to become IDC Laboratory

Sept 2000 - Jan 2001

Laboratory systems and technical equipment setup

January 2001

IDC performs official assessments and audits

February 2001

DCLA receives SAJC-graded IDC diamond colour master set

February 2001

DCLA becomes the 5th IDC-recognised laboratory worldwide

March 2001

DCLA and SAJC Laboratory sign affiliation agreement

June 2001

DCLA opens its doors for the first time

November

2001 DCLA receives HRD-graded IDC diamond master set

January

2003 DCLA offers first cold laser system for Australia

August 2006

DCLA gets official CIBJO SSEF-graded diamond colour master set for Australia (C2 AU set)

September 2006

CIBJO Recognizes DCLA as Registered Laboratory

February 2007

DCLA buys second cold Laser

April 2007

DCLA gets third Sarin measuring machine

June 2008

Anna Wojcieszek appointed as Laboratory Director

September 2013

Matthew Zamel appointed as Laboratory Director

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.