Natural Color Diamond Association to Host Brown Diamond Conference

NCDIA Holding Conference on Brown Diamonds at DDC NY

(IDEX Online News) The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is to hold a conference on brown diamonds at the Diamond Dealer’s Club in New York City on October 3.

The range of natural brown diamonds is often referred to by terms such as champagne, cognac, chestnut, and latte, as well as trademarked names such as Le Vian’s Chocolate Diamonds.


The NCDIA said one of its aims is to help the trade expand the selection of color descriptions to make it more friendly and understandable to consumers.


This conference will feature presentations by leading scientists, gemologists and designers led by NCDIA’s director of education, Thomas Gelb, Wuyi Wang of the GIA, Eddie LeVian of LeVian Jewelry, Surbhi Pandya of YNY Jewels and Gary A. Roskin, GG, FGA and publisher and host of the Roskin Gem News.


The NCDIA said it is encouraging retailers, manufacturers, designers and the media to attend the conference.


The event will also feature an extensive display of designer jewelry and loose brown diamonds, including pinkish and reddish.


“It’s important that our industry is able to speak honestly and intelligently about natural color diamonds, so everyone up the chain is providing a comprehensive message from wholesaler, to the designer, to manufacturing and ultimately at retail level,” noted NCDIA's vice president, Alan Bronstein. “Consumer awareness and demand for brown diamonds is on the rise, and as an educational resource, NCDIA is uniquely positioned to provide the necessary information to promote brown diamonds to consumers.”


The NCDIA, founded in 2003, aims to educate and promote global awareness and demand for natural color diamonds.


It is a non-profit, membership-based organization that includes some of the world's most renowned rough diamond producers, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers.