IADC goes global, expands membership to all jewelry categories in 2006

Beginning in 2006, the Indo-Argyle Diamond Council will expand to include services for retail jewelers worldwide and also promote all jewelry categories beyond diamonds for a more diversified membership of Indian manufacturers, IADC said in a statement. This move will make it easy for retailers in any country to do business with Indian vendors.
IADC, founded in 1994 by MVI Marketing Ltd., Paso Robles, Calif., and sponsored by Rio Tinto Diamonds, assists Indian Diamond jewelry manufacturers in developing relationships with U.S. retail jewelers.

Retail jewelers worldwide will now benefit from the expert consulting and pre-screening services IADC provides, opening new doors for product sourcing in one of the hottest growing and most influential jewelry manufacturing regions on the planet. IADC will exhibit at major international trade fairs including Basel and Hong Kong to educate jewelers on how this manufacturer-retailer support group can coordinate the ideal business match. The group’s Web site (www.indoargyle.com) is being enhanced and will be available in several languages.

IADC intends to develop strong retail market contacts in other countries as it has in the United States, and will continue to educate its members in how to sell and service clients in those key markets, said Keith Dillmeier, IADC president.

“India is already the major force behind diamond jewelry manufacturing for the U.S. market,” Dillmeier said. “We now have plans inplace to prepare IADC members to become even bigger worldwide players.”

IADC members adhere to a code of ethics, which empower retailers with the confidence to work with IADC manufacturers because they have systems and procedures in place to supply quality merchandise produced in an efficient, state-of-the-art workplace operating in a safe and secure environment at competitive prices.