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

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

DIAMONDS ARE ALL BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD

How you can re-purpose your existing diamonds.

Thursday 6 July, 2017

ANOTHER LARGE GEM DIAMOND RECOVERED AT LESOTHO MINE

Gem Diamonds found the high quality 126 carat, D colour Type IIa rock at Letšeng.

Monday 12 June, 2017

GEM DIAMONDS FINDS TWO LARGE ROCKS AT FLAGSHIP MINE IN LESOTHO

Africa focused Gem Diamonds has discovered two diamonds bigger than 100 carats at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, which should help the company boost revenue and investors confidence.

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

KIMBERLEY DIAMONDS CLOSES ITS LAST MINE

Controversial Australia-based miner Kimberley Diamonds has put its last remaining diamond mine into administration after it failed to secure fresh funding.

Monday 5 June, 2017

DE BEERS GOES TO COURT OVER SOUTH AFRICA EXPORT LEVY

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is reportedly appealing to the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to set aside a decision by the South African Minister of Minerals Mosebenzi Zwane requiring DBCM to pay a levy on diamonds exported from South Africa to Botswana for the purpose of aggregation.

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