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

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