A Diamond's Journey:
Earth to Elegance

About Us

With our headquarters situated in London, DDA Group specialises in the trade of diamonds.
Our worldwide investments in diamond mining and exploration, sales of rough and polished diamonds; and the design, production and retail of fine diamond jewellery, sees our presence within every stage of the diamond journey – from Earth to Elegance.

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FINEST DIAMOND JEWELLERY

Iris Alexander honours the inimitable beauty of the world’s rarest and most precious gemstones, expressing their utmost potential with limited collections designed with audacity and reverence.

Attributing the ingenuity of high jewellery and its transformative nature, each piece encapsulates the relationship between a woman and the moments in her life; inspiring and creating them - for an occasion, and for a lifetime.

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Auctions

Rough and polished diamonds are sold on auctions conducted by DDA Trading BVBA, our affiliate company in Antwerp, Belgium, using its proprietary online diamond trading platform. Prior to each auction, our clients can inspect offered diamond parcels at viewings in Antwerp, Dubai or Hong Kong.

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Investments

Our origins in diamond trading commenced long before our involvement in the production and sale of fine jewellery. We fund selected diamond exploration and mining companies around the world on either a debt or an equity basis. It continues with the offer of financing to both producers and buyers within the diamond trade. This cooperation expands our network of in-depth relationships in the industry, and extends our access to premium rough diamond product.

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Media & News

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CIBJO Urges Better Control of Gemstone Supply

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GIA scientists uncover new mineral

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Gemfields highlights responsible sourcing

RJC Signs Deal with Artisanal Gold Miners

Blue Sells for $14M at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

GSI Opens Hong Kong Lab

HK’s jewellery exports up 18.4%

Emerald Diamond sold at NY Auction

19ct. Oppenheimer Pink Diamond Could Set Records

Platinum jewellery demand grows

Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Millennial and Gen Z generations accounted for two-thirds of global diamond jewellery sales

JNA Awards 2018

DEF Establishes First Scholarship

GIA & Chow Tai Fook Unveil Digital Grading Report

HKJMA celebrates 30th anniversary

Antwerp Polished Diamond Trade Generates Value Gains

AWDC Antwerp Summer University welcomes students

Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Hong Kong Jewellery sales stay positive

India will overtake US in 2018 Jewelry Sales

Japan’s First Synthetics Production

More Synthetic Warnings

Coloured gems will dazzle at September Fair

Sarine Opens Service Center in Japan

Gold price drop could prompt jewellery buying

TrueFacet to list preowned luxury items

IGT Thailand opens facility in Bangkok

Rio Tinto has begun mining new pipe at Diavik Mine

Rapaport Weekly Market Report

138-carat rough diamond found in Lesotho

GJEPC opens an office in China’s Shenzhen Rough Diamond Exchange

7.16-carat Russian emerald takes top prize

Prices of fancy colour diamonds steady in Q2

GIA to Issue $2M in Scholarships

Israel Bourse Bans Traders for Synthetics Swapping

Greater China Luxury Continues to Grow

New Jewellery Show Comes to NY

Industry Hopes to Appeal FTC Guidelines

Israel’s Polished Exports Fall

Indian Banks Cut Lending by 10%

Indian Gem Center Rebrands as IIG

Zimbabwe Output Rises

Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

New York Shows Unite in One Location

Belgian polished trade in upward trend

WJA reveals the winners of 2018 Excellence Awards scholarships

Canada Lifts Global Diamond Production in 2017

Largest Pink Synthetic gets GIA Grade

Israel Urges India to Reduce Diamond Tax

World Diamond Congress Set for Mumbai

Rapaport Market Comment

Rapaport Academy Launches Marketing Courses

Israel Bourse Ends Cryptocurrency Deal

India’s Polished Exports Rise in May

New JewelPoint Event to launch this year

Chinese Bourse Hosts India Diamond Week

Rise in Sales in US Jewellery Stores

Synova Opens Diamond-Cutting Center in Mumbai

Lift in Luxury in Hong Kong and China

Rapaport: Laser Firm Addresses Diamond Counterfeiting

Royal Diamond Tiara to be auctioned at Christie’s

$20M Diamond Reserve generated by New Cryptocurrency

31% rise in visitor numbers of Shenzhen Fair

US Consumers: synthetics are not real

Rapaport: Farnese Blue diamond smashed its pre-sale estimate at Sotheby’s

Fancy Blues pricing jumped 5%

Gem Genève trade fair hailed as a success

Jump in Polished Imports in Hong Kong

DDA Trading to offer 4000cts at the May Polished Diamond Tender

VAT reverse-charge in UAE

Sales and profit growing sharply at Tse Sui Luen, Hong Kong

Israel Extends Tax-Free Inspection Period

Jewellery industry icon graced Antwerp expo

Iris Alexander Finest Diamond Jewellery Dubai Launch

The grace and symbolism of dragonflies in jewellery

GIA Opens Synthetics-Testing Center Inside Stuller

$500M to be invested into New Diamond Fund

US-China Trade War won’t impact Diamonds

Rapaport: Sotheby’s to Sell Two Large D-Flawless Diamonds

Hong Kong Polished Imports Rise

JVC will Launch Legal-Info Webinars

Hong Kong Jewelry Sales Rise due to Tourism Increase

Sotheby’s to Sell 33ct. Flawless Diamond Necklace

Israel’s Get Diamonds Forms China Partnership

Christie’s to Auction 8ct. Pink Diamond Ring

Royal Blue Diamond Surfaces After 300 Years

Phillips to Open First Gallery in Asia

India’s Polished Exports Edge Up

Rapaport: US Polished Trade Picks Up in January

Sotheby’s Hong Kong to Sell 14ct. Blue Diamond

“Lesotho Legend” sells for $40M in Antwerp

DPA Eyes Chinese Millennial Market

10.4% rise in Jewellery sales in HK in January 2018

Belgium Sees Rise in Polished Trade

Jewellery park to be built in Mumbai

Ethically-Sourced Gem Fair Comes to UK

Strong Rough Trade Boosts Antwerp Rough Diamond Days

$284M Boost to Diamond Trade

GJEPC Predicts Strong Year for Jewellery

IMDH To Auction 35,000 Carats of Namibian Marine Diamonds

Traders Optimistic at Israel Diamond Week

Sotheby’s Offers Rare 102ct Diamond

Consumers plan to spend $19.6 billion on gifts this Valentine’s Day

Diamond Prices Rise in January

Blue Diamonds Push Fancy Colour Index Up Slightly in Q4 2017

Chinese New Year Boosts Jewellery Sales

Chinese Millennials: Diamonds Symbolize Empowerment, Not Just Marriage

Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) to host its first Indian Diamond Week

CARAT+ in Antwerp in May 2018

DDA Trading Bvba is pleased to announce its first Polished Diamond Tender

Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York moves into its new home

Sapphire Ring Seals Royal Engagement

India’s Diamond Trade Grows in 2017

Automated Diamond Grading Lab to open in Israel

#No Glass Ceiling

Diamond Cryptocurrencies to launch in Israel

DDA Trading To Auction 25,000 Carats of Namibian Marine Diamonds

Gübelin will Build Gemstone Blockchain

GIA Unveils Plans for Labs in Surat and Antwerp

Hong Kong Exports expected to grow in 2018

Diamond Prices Steady in December

Impressive Season for Retail

Iris Alexander 2018 Fine Diamond Jewellery Collection held at The Ritz London on 12 December

Antwerp Diamond Trade is Solid in November

Blue Diamond Sells for $15M at Sotheby’s NY

Optimism Rises as Holiday Season Begins

Mobile-Savvy Millennials Drive Cyber Monday Jump

Christie’s Hong Kong Sells Pink Diamond for $32M

DDA Trading To Auction 22,000 Carats of Namibian Marine Diamonds

Meghan Markle’s Ring

Pink-Purple Diamond Ring Goes For $1.2M

Hong Kong Polished Trade Improves

Historic Yellow Diamonds to Auction

The making of Louis Vuitton Conquêtes necklace

Flawless 163.41-carat Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s

The best fine jewellery brooches

Sotheby’s to Sell Record 111ct Diamond & 5.69ct Fancy Vivid Blue

Belgium Sees Rise in Polished Exports

Blue Diamond Scarcity Drives Price Rise

Beyond Boundaries: Inside Christie’s £2.5 million sale of museum-worthy Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewellery

Hong Kong set to auction $42 million ‘Pink Promise’ diamond

Rare Argyle Fancy Red Diamond is Being Debuted in Taiwan

Who is Driving Luxury Spend Growth?

Storied Yellow Diamonds Could Sell for $14M

19.07ct Pink Diamond of French Royal Provenance set to be sold at Chrsitie’s

34.17carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Rough Diamond Recovered

813ct Constellation Rough to be Cut in Dubai

$100M of Coloured Diamonds put on display

Blue Diamond Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s

Crowning Glory: How the tiara came back into style

Petra to Resume Sales from Williamson Mine

Jump in Chinese Diamond Imports

180 lots set to go under the hammer at Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale

Jewellery Overtakes Cars as Investment Prospect

Petra Hit by Strikes at Two Mines

Miners Could Start Hunting for Young Diamonds

Blue-Pink Ring Stands Out at Biennale Paris

Belgium’s Polished Trade Improves

Sotheby’s to Sell Cartier Bracelet in Hong Kong

Sotheby’s Autumn-Themed Jewels

Emerald-cut diamonds top choice for celebrities in 2017

Bonhams to auction the largest ever private collection of Grima Jewellery

The Red Argyle Everglow is unveiled

Diamond Producers Association Surveys US Millennial Women on Luxury and Diamonds

Rio Tinto Showcases Cognac-Champagne Necklace

India’s Polished Trade Improves in June

GJEPC Unveils 5-Year Plan to Boost Indian Exports

The most spectacular High Jewellery at Paris Haute Couture Week

Dubai Diamond Conference Set for October

Global Rough Trading Jumps in 2016

Rockefeller Emerald sold for a record price per carat at Christie’s New York

Optimism for Hong Kong as Show Begins

Cartier Releases New ‘The Proposal’ Films

Millennials Prefer Offline Shopping

Rapaport 5 Takeaways from Las Vegas

Antwerp Sees Improved Polished Trade

Flea market Diamond Ring bought for $13 sells for $847,667

The best jewellery at the Cannes Film Festival 2017

Untapped Ekati Pipe May Hold 16M cts

Christie’s Sells 92ct. Heart Pendant for $15M

Diamond earrings sell for $57.4 million

A Magnificent Diamond Ring the Top Sale at Christie’s, 22ct for $2.6M

The Jewels Of The World Collection to be offered by Bonhams as part of its Rare Jewels and Jadeite sale.

Insights About ‘Chocolate’ Diamonds

The Comeback of Transformable High Jewelry

59.6-Carat Pink Star Sold For Record $71.2M

Chopard Collaborates with Rihanna

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction headlined by 92.15 carat D IF heart shaped diamond

Sierra Leone To Sell 709 Carat Diamond by International Tender

Shenzhen Bourse to Embrace Polished Diamonds

Hong Kong Trade Fairs Totaled 85K Visitors, Diamond Traders Optimistic

China’s Polished Imports Rise in 2016

887 Carat Emerald to be Auctioned in New York

Antwerp Archives Reveal Diamond Trade Dating Back to 1447

‘Rare Brilliance’ exhibited in Los Angeles

Source Of Biggest And Rarest Diamonds Discovered

Jewellery Auctions, truly magnificent for both Christie’s and Sotheby’s

NUTAM Operations (Pty) Ltd (“NUTAM”) completes the first phase of its trenching operations off the Namibian coastline.

Lerala Diamond mine signs off-take agreement for ROM production

A 9,381-carat topaz will go on display at the Natural History Museum’s minerals gallery from October 19th.

Bonhams to auciton 3.81ct Fancy Intense Blue

Argyle Red Diamond Coin Sold

London’s Jewelry District to get $3M Makeover

121.26ct white diamond recovered at the Cullinan mine sold for $6.0 million ($49,480 per carat)

Petra Diamonds discovered a 121.26ct rough diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa.

Graff Reveals 105ct. Flawless Diamond in Paris

Christie’s reveal yet another surprise for this auction season.

Pink Diamond Sells for $32M at Sotheby’s Geneva

Oppenheimer Blue draws $58M

Will Upbeat Rough Demand Slow the Diamond Market Recovery?

Pink Pear-Shape Diamond Tops Sotheby’s Geneva Billing

Largest Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond in Auction History Estimated at up to $45M

Shirley Temple’s Blue Diamond Expected to Sell for up to $35M

Sotheby’s to Auction World’s Second-Largest Rough Diamond

Christie’s to Auction Items Belonging to Late Entertainer Joan Rivers

Participation Grows at Two Hong Kong Shows

Joseph DuMouchelle to Auction Jewels Estimated at up to $1.2M

US Jewellery Prices Rise 7% in January

Fancy Colour Diamond Prices Rise on Shortages, Strong Holiday Sales