DCLA Timeline, our history

The Spark of Confidence

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

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.