The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) will launch a U.K. chapter in London to facilitate networking among members of the trade and increase the public’s awareness about colored stones, writes Rapaport News. “Whilst the public is increasingly knowledgeable about white diamonds, there is still a lack of reliable information about natural-color diamonds,” the NCDIA said. “The NCDIA seeks to address this by disseminating the most up-to-date gemological information to their members and supplying them with trustworthy marketing and promotional tools.” The first U.K. meeting of the NCDIA will take place November 10 at the London campus of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where David Warren, Christie's senior international jewelry director, will deliver a talk on colored diamonds the company has auctioned over the years.
NCDIA is a non-profit, membership-based organization with multi-national members including mining companies, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers. Its mission to train, enlighten and educate the global community about natural color diamonds.