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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia!

As the newly appointed President, I am both honoured and excited to lead our distinguished community of diamond and diamond jewellery professionals. I would like to start by expressing my heartfelt gratitude to our past President, Rami Baron, for his exceptional leadership and dedication. I am also pleased to welcome our new advisory board, with Rami as our Vice President, and Anna Cisecki, Nirav Shah, and Shimi Sarusi as our esteemed Advisory board members.

The global diamond and diamond jewellery business has witnessed monumental change in the past decade. Economic headwinds, sanctions on Russian diamonds, and the advent of new technologies to the emergence of lab-grown diamonds, our industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. There has never been a more important time for our industry players to unite, communicate, share and learn from one another.

My initiatives for member support will focus on diamond detection, regardless of whether or not you are selling lab grown diamonds, it has become evident that we all need to put in place measures to be testing our goods when they enter or exit our businesses.With lab grown diamonds in full swing, ensuring that our members are equipped to test all diamonds entering or leaving their businesses is crucial. To support this, we have engaged the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and secured a special deal on their most advanced retail diamond tester. We will extend this offering to most industry organizations to bolster our local industry.

Our strength lies in our community. By fostering a spirit of collaboration, we can address common challenges and seize new opportunities together. I encourage all members to actively participate in our
 future initiatives, share their insights, and contribute to the collective success of our club. Together, we can build a more resilient and prosperous future for the diamond and jewellery industry in Australia.

The world is evolving fast, and so is our industry. Now more than ever, ensuring our members stay abreast of industry developments is imperative. I will prioritize establishing networking channels and networking opportunities that cater to the diverse needs of our members. Additionally, we will strengthen our advocacy efforts to ensure that our members are informed about international developments, news, and advancements.

We want our organisation to be a place where members can reach out, engage in conversations, and unite through networking and dialogue. Our goal is to become a safe place where industry challenges can be openly discussed and collaboratively addressed to improve our local industry. The Diamond Dealers Club of Australia must become the “safe space” for engagement and growth. I urge you all to connect, reach out, and be involved in conversations impacting our businesses and industry across all levels of the value chain. I am determined to make this vision a reality for the benefit of all our members.

As we move forward, I am excited about the prospects that lie ahead for our club. With your continued support and dedication, I look forward to working with all of you to achieve our shared goals and drive our industry to new heights.

Warm regards,

Craig Miller 
President | Diamond Dealers Club of Australia