DE BEERS GROUP INDUSTRY SERVICES PARTNERS WITH RDI DIAMONDS INC. IN THE US
New collaboration makes De Beers Group Industry Services the premier diamond grading partner for New York-based wholesale business
De Beers Group Industry Services has announced a new collaboration with leading US wholesaler, RDI Diamonds Inc., to become its premier source of diamond grading reports.
The partnership marks De Beers Group Industry Services’ first step into diamond grading activity in the US. As part of the collaboration, De Beers Group Industry Services will be the exclusive grader of Rare and Forever™ diamonds from RDI and assist in various educational activities and sales training.
Jonathan Kendall, President of De Beers Group Industry Services, said: “De Beers Group Industry Services prides itself on its high standards, consistency and proprietary technology. We are so pleased to see companies like RDI Diamonds taking measures to ensure their customers can be confident the diamonds they are buying are accurately represented on their grading reports.
“This move will give RDI Diamonds something truly compelling to offer to their clients, from a company that is recognized as a leader in the diamond industry. They can substantiate, clearly define, and explain the differences between grades, guaranteeing the customer the highest standards of diamond grading supported by innovative and proprietary technology from De Beers Group Industry Services.”
Michael Indelicato, CEO of RDI Diamonds, said: “We were humbled to be approached by De Beers Group Industry Services for such an important opportunity: introducing the United States to this grading report. We have been blown away by the integration of unparalleled technology to ensure consistent and accurate grading. These grading reports are going to be a game-changer here in the States, and we are excited to be a premier partner.”
RDI Diamonds and De Beers Group Industry Services share a passion for advancing the diamond industry through cutting-edge technology and education, and the new partnership highlights the commitment from RDI Diamonds to providing its clients with accurately and consistently graded natural diamonds under its Rare and Forever™ brand.
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Founded in 1992 by Michael Indelicato, RDI Diamonds, Inc. in NY is a leader in supplying both stock and memo diamonds in the North American jewellery market. RDI Diamonds, prides itself on quality, attention to detail, honesty and fairness. Taking care of their 4,000 + retail customers has been a tradition since the company’s inception. With offices in Rochester, NY and New York City, RDI is a leader among wholesale diamond distributors nationally. The company offers loose diamond and diamond jewellery and is proud to exclusively introduce Rare and Forever™ Diamonds. For more information about RDI Diamonds, Inc. please visit rdidiamonds.com.
About De Beers Group Industry Services
De Beers Group Industry Services’ mission is to grow and strengthen confidence across the diamond industry. As such, it provides the following products and services: diamond grading (exclusively for natural, untreated diamonds); proprietary synthetic diamond detection equipment (under De Beers Group Technology); melee, parcel and set diamond verification services; and a range of expert courses relating to diamond education (under De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds).
There are three campuses of De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds: Maidenhead, UK; Antwerp, Belgium; and Surat, India. De Beers Group Industry Services has offices at each campus location. De Beers Group Technology develops its detection equipment at the Maidenhead campus. For more information about De Beers Group Industry Services, visit www.debeersgroupservices.com.