To trade in diamonds it is mandatory to have a clear understanding about ethical sourcing and Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). Laboratories around the world, regulators and non-governamental organizations (NGO) provide the relevant information, education and updates.

DSO Members must comply to and implement ethical sourcing at all times.

Please, follow the links below should you have any doubt or need specific information.

American Gem Society (AGS)
It is a preeminent jewelry trade organization dedicated to consumer protection and it supports the jewelry-buying public.

Diamond Producers Association (DPA)
It is an international organization comprising the world’s leading diamond mining companies to ensure the sustainability of the diamond industry.

Diamonds Standards Organization
It is a non-profit set up to safeguard consumers and professionals on the ethical standards of natural polished diamonds.

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
It is a non profit that protects the gem and jewelry buying public through research, education and laboratory services.

Geneva Diamond Exchange (GDE) 
It is an NGO founded in Swiss Confederation to regulate the afflux of conflict diamonds and to monitor KPCS compliance.

HRD Antwerp
It is a leading European laboratory and reference for education with courses for diamond graders, sorters and gemmologists.

International Gemological Institute (IGI)
It is a global leader for jewelry certification and graders of diamonds and colored gemstones, pearls, modern synthetics and simulants.

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)
It is the process established to prevent “conflict diamonds” from entering the mainstream market by United Nations Resolution 55/56.

Rapaport Fair Trade
It is a leading resource for socially conscious jewelry consumers and members of the jewelry and diamond trade.

Responsible Jewellery Council
It is a whole-of-supply chain standards initiative for the jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail.

World Diamond Council (WDC)
It is an organization representing the entire diamond value chain including representatives from diamond mining, manufacturing, trading and retail.