In May 2015, Petra became a founder member of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA). On 1 June 2020, the DPA was relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council (NDC), with a new consumer facing identity and digital platform named ‘Only Natural Diamonds’.
The NDC’s seven members (ALROSA, De Beers Group, Dominion Diamonds, Lucara Diamond, Petra Diamonds, RZM Murowa, and Rio Tinto) represent approximately 75% of the world’s rough diamond production, with 35 operations in eight countries across four continents. Petra’s Chief Executive represents Petra Diamonds on the NDC board.
The NDC’s objective is to advance the integrity of the modern diamond jewellery industry and inspire, educate and protect the consumer. This will be done by communicating the inherent value and benefits of natural diamonds and the companies supplying them, reinforcing the positive impact of the natural diamond industry by sharing insights, communicating best practices and promoting ethical, social and environmental standards, ensuring clear and accurate information about diamonds and the diamond industry, and by partnering with industry stakeholders for the purpose of driving transparency and trust.
The NDC’s marketing platform ‘Only Natural Diamonds’ was launched in June 2020 to inspire and inform consumers globally about the values and heritage of natural diamonds, as well as promoting the significant innovation happening throughout the world of diamond jewellery.