IIDGR Launches Diamond Grading Partnership With UK’s NAJ
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of the De Beers Group of Companies, announced the agreement of a partnership with the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) for its diamond grading service in the UK, whereby NAJ members will benefit from preferential terms when they submit diamonds to the IIDGR’s UK lab for diamond grading.
Commenting on the partnership, Jonathan Kendall, president, IIDGR, said: “Working with bodies such as the NAJ, IIDGR hopes to bring consistency, accuracy and increased security to the diamond sector. Grading is of central importance to consumer confidence and we therefore see our offer as a great fit with the work of the NAJ. We look forward to working with them and their members.”
Michael Rawlinson, CEO, NAJ, noted: “Members of the NAJ are set apart from the industry in general by their desire and endeavour to do their best, and this is their mark of quality. This partnership allows our members to access this firstclass diamond grading service at the very best rates, and I hope many members will see the results for themselves.”