As the first preliminary meeting of the 2011 Presidents' Meeting of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) concluded, members unanimously voted for IDMA to apply for membership of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), and were also familiarized with the new IDMA logo and website. "RJC's principles and objectives are in line with IDMA's Code of Conduct," said IDMA Secretary General Ronnie VanderLinden. "Therefore, as we recognize and support the activities of the RJC, we want to be part of RJC's ongoing efforts."
The new IDMA website can be accessed at www.idma.co. and serves as a powerful tool to communicate with members, and the diamond business community at large, according to the trade body. The homepage of the website features ‘elements, all of which will be updated regularly to reflect IDMA's activities as well as relevant developments’ and also invites members to post suggestion and comments, ‘to improve this website to keep it current, fresh and highly relevant.’