What is the objective of the Diamond Time-Lapse (DTL)? +
To create transparency in cost effective manners yet self-sustainable, trustworthy and most secured network along the entire diamond’s lifetime journey, instilling consumer confidence and driving industry growth. DTL also represents - Transparency - Responsible sourcing - Natural origin.
How is this different from other diamond traceability initiatives? +
The Diamond Time-Lapse is essentially a historical ledger of the movement of the firm’s diamonds, from mine to finger.
The DTL is a fully-inclusive, value-add initiative for every stakeholder, where everyone can participate and make a collective effort to take the diamond industry further towards the highest ethical standards.
Why it is required? +
Consumer awareness is increasing across a variety of issues including sustainability and ethical sourcing. There has been an increasing demand in being empowered with knowledge about the goods that they consume.
As such, there is a deep requirement for providing transparency across supply chains to satisfy consumer demand to know the natural origin of the diamond to mitigate the issues of synthetic malpractices.
What are the other emerging technology that are used? +
DTL protocol consist of scientific authentic process, comprise of machine vision, point-to-point authenticity of rough through patented technology and auto API baked ERP system.
It also facilitate the industry first of its kind QR code inscription on girdle of the diamond that is scan-able through Mobile Inscription Viewer to validate and authenticate the traceability of the diamond. (This service is soon to be launched)
Why diamond and jewellery retailer should join the DTL? +
Every diamond and jewellery retailers are strongly encouraged to be part of the Diamond Time-Lapse. The objective of the DTL is to facilitate the shift of the industry landscape in transparency levels through a secure and authenticated manner to boost consumer confidence. As such, it is integral that the entire industry come together for a collaborative effort.
Is it available now? +
Yes. To register please email to dtl@ddpl.com
Up to which size of diamonds can be traced back to origin? +
For now it is for 0.30 CTS and above size.
Is this limited to any region? +
No, it’s a worldwide program.
How long the diamond provenance data will be stored? +
Once diamond ownership has been transferred to the retailers, the data will be stored in DTL cloud based server for only 1 year. The retailer can store data on their own server or third party secured cloud based server like IBM, Amazon, Yahoo etc.
I don’t want to disclose my supplier’s name to my customers. +
DTL do not disclose any supplier’s name.For every step of ownership, control panel will be provided. Through control panel the owner of the data can decide what information they wants to pass to next owner.
Is there any name of the company be mentioned in the journey? +
No, you will get all the details of last owner (your supplier) similarly your buyer will have information about last supplier (you), additionally you have authority to publish the data you wish and skip the rest except there are few important milestones, which is required to gain consumer confidence.
What if I am not comfortable with the detail shown in the report? +
Retailers can customize the look and feel of the report and have liberty to decide what information they want to deliver to consumers, except few important milestones: Image of the rough, Image of KP, Final rough plan and video of polished diamonds.
How retailer will pass provenance data to end-user and how end-user can access/view? +
The retailer can transfer the data & ownership of diamond through retailer control panel, as well as the retailer also can provide the physical copy of the printed DTL report to the end-user. In addition to that, for every DTL diamonds, the Digital Smart Card Report is also available with NFC tag and QR code to scan and view the journey of the diamond.
What if I don’t want to handout physical DTL reports? +
The digital platform to transfer the authentic data & ownership is good enough if in case someone do not want to handout physical printed version of DTL certification.
Is there any demo version of system available? +
Yes, please contact our technical team, they will assist you to have demo version online or to your doorstep whichever is possible.
To know more about the system, please contact our customer help center dtl@ddpl.com