Announcing the company’s decision, DCLA has stated that the company could “no longer see any benefit to being a member of the JAA”.
“The DCLA is a world class laboratory grading to International Diamond Council and CIBJO standards. The directors are members of diamond bourses affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and are proud holders of the WFDB mark.”
DCLA concluded their statement by saying that “the credibility and trust that the DCLA has built over the years with consumers will be enhanced by the future plans of the laboratory, the focus being on the consumer.”
In response to DCLA’s resignation, Jewellers Association of Australia CEO Ian Hadassin said: “We don’t like to lose any members but DCLA have obviously made their decision and have their reasons. We wish them luck for the future.”