Established in 1931, The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) is the leading organization of America’s premier diamond manufacturers, importers and dealers. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism in the American marketplace. DMIA is among the leaders in addressing domestic and world diamond industry issues, and acts as a representative of the American diamond industry with other industry organizations and government bodies. DMIA is dedicated to the advancement and assurance of consumer confidence in diamonds and diamond jewelry. A high percentage of our leadership is 3rd and 4th generation DMIA, who have learned from our fathers and grandfathers the lessons of working in the global community. DMIA is a Not-For Profit whose officers and board members work as volunteers for the benefit of our membership and the American and global diamond and jewelry industries
- The DMIA is sought out by and maintains ongoing and constructive dialogue with U.S. Government and regulatory agencies and plays a meaningful role in all government regulatory efforts including the drafting and enactment of all new and existing legislation and regulation impacting the diamond industry.
- DMIA has worked collaboratively with fellow American organizations including the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), Jewelers of America (JA), the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers Association (MJSA), the American Gem Society (AGS) and other organizations in writing clear and unambiguous policies regarding, among others, the Kimberley Process Certification System, and the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol.
- The DMIA played a crucial role in the prosecution and settlement of the class-action anti-trust lawsuit against DeBeers, which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement and payments to DMIA member firms.
- The DMIA’s Gemological Committee meets regularly with representatives of the GIA and other leading international gemological laboratories. The Committee seeks to address and resolve all industry concerns, including turn-around times, grading issues, grading reports, and issues related to synthetics and diamond treatments.
- Over many years, the DMIA has brought our membership and the entire New York diamond industry outstanding educational programs among them; an “Evening with DeBeers” leadership; “Evening with Martin Rapaport;” “State of the Industry” by Chaim Even Zohar, and the “Nuts and Bolts of doing business in compliance with Uniform Commercial Code and American Bankruptcy Law.” Watch for new and exciting programs in the New Year.
- The DMIA has recently concluded a corporate travel agreement with Lufthansa Airlines under which DMIA Members and their families are eligible for discounts on international travel aboard Lufthansa, Swiss Air, and Belgian Airlines. As a special incentive, Brussels Airlines is offering DMIA members fully unrestricted Business Class travel to Brussels year round in their brand new fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft at a spectacular fare of $2,600 per person (plus taxes.) The DMIA offers its members airfare discounts aboard Jet Airways for travel to Brussels and major destinations in India.
- The DMIA has negotiated discounts for members at numerous New York City hotels, fine restaurants and other service providers.
- In the global community, The DMIA is the sought after voice of the American diamond industry and also plays a significant role in the leadership of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), an organization of global diamond manufacturing associations. Through IDMA, the DMIA has been outspoken in addressing every major issue of concern to the international diamond industry.
- The DMIA, together with other leading international diamond organizations, is an active voice in all matters of international concern to the diamond industry, including but not limited to the Kimberly Process, conflict diamonds, and other threats to the economic viability of diamonds.
- DMIA is involved with the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the United Nations’ initiative “Women for Peace,” and “Project Rise.” We work with NGO’s among them Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada and others, offering tangible proof of our commitment and actions to bring about positive global change