World Diamond Council

World Diamond Council website: www.worlddiamondcouncil.com

The World Diamond Council was created by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association.  Its "ultimate mandate...is the development, implementation and oversight of a tracking system for the export and import of rough diamonds to prevent the exploitation of diamonds for illicit purposes such as war and inhumane acts." 

Its members include representatives of national and international gem and jewellery industry associations and the following companies (as of November 2004):

ABN Amro, Antwerpse Diamantbank, Ascorp (Angola), Bank Leumi, BHP Diamonds & Industrial Metals (part of BHP Billiton), Cartier, De Beers, Debswana (joint venture De Beers, govt. of Botswana), Diamond Trading Co. (DTC) (part of De Beers), Eurostar Diamonds, Harry Winston, Leviev Group, Namdeb Diamond (part of De Beers), Rapaport Corp., Rio Tinto, Rosy Blue, Sterling Jewelers, Tacy Diamond Consultants, Tiffany, Union Bank of Israel, Zale

World Diamond Council's current full list of members.

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