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Ekati Mine Owners Join Natural Diamond Council

Apr 20, 2021 10:11 AM   By Rapaport News
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Arctic Canadian Diamond Company (ACDC) has become a member of the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) in an effort to promote the growth of the mined-diamond industry.

ACDC, which owns the Ekati mine in Canada, comprises DDJ Capital Management, Brigade Capital Management, LP and Western Asset Management Company, the NDC said Tuesday. Those entities acquired Ekati from Dominion Diamond Mines in December in return for writing off its sizeable debts. Dominion was previously part of the NDC.

Kristal Kaye, chief financial officer of ACDC, will join the NDC’s board of directors.

“We look forward to partnering with the Natural Diamond Council and its six current members to protect and promote the integrity of the modern diamond-jewelry industry,” said Kaye. “When managed responsibly, natural diamonds have a meaningful impact on the communities where they are found, and we’re proud to share the story of our diamonds with consumers worldwide.”

The NDC plans to continue to engage new members to broaden its reach to a more global audience, it noted. In addition to ACDC, the NDC counts Alrosa, De Beers, Lucara Diamond Corp., Petra Diamonds, RZM Murowa and Rio Tinto as members.

Image: A 186-carat rough diamond from the Ekati mine. (Natural Diamond Council)
Tags: ACDC, Alrosa, Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, Brigade Capital Management, DDJ Capital Management, De Beers, ekati, Ekati mine, Kristal Kaye, LP, Lucara Diamond Corp, Natural Diamond Council, NDC, Petra Diamonds, Rapaport News, Rio Tinto, RZM Murowa, Western Asset Management Company
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