Diamonds Do Good has revealed that Debbie Azar, of Gemological Science International (GSI), has joined its board of directors.

Azar is president and co-founder of GSI, the New York-founded gemmological organisation which specialises in research and education in the industry.

She now joins Diamonds Do Good, founded in 2006, which does work to bring about change in diamond mining communities and share positive stories from those same communities.


Azar said: “I am honoured to be invited to join the board of Diamonds Do Good.

“I have seen the positive impact Diamonds Do Good has on the natural diamond communities, and  am proud be a part [of an] organisation that gives back to and supports the communities that are an essential part of our industry.”

Meanwhile, commenting on Azar’s appointment to the board, Rebecca Foerster, president of Diamonds Do Good and Alrosa USA, said: “I’m thrilled Debbie has joined the board. Her proven leadership and commitment to the industry are key assets for our organisation.”

Similar to Diamonds Do Good, GSI has been expanding its work overseas. It recently opened a new facility in India. Read more below:

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