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

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.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

GRAFF UNVEILS 105-CARAT D-FLAWLESS DIAMOND

Graff Diamonds has unveiled the 105.07 carat D flawless pear shaped diamond, it has named the Graff Vendôme after its new retail outlet at Place Vendôme in Paris.

Monday 10 April, 2017

LETSENG MINE YIELDS 114CT. DIAMOND

Gem Diamonds has found a 114-carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the miner reported Friday.

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

SOTHEBY'S SELLS 59.6 CARAT PINK FOR $94.2 MILLION AUD

Steinmetz Diamonds owned by Israeli billionaire Benny Steinmetz, spent two years cutting and polishing the Rough diamond. Which was mined by De Beers in Botswana, Southern Africa.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

DE BEERS, LUK FOOK TO CO-BRAND GRADING REPORTS

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.