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A Message from Varda Shine
Welcome to the Diamond Trading Company’s (DTC) new website, created exclusively to guide diamantaires through the process of registering their interest in becoming a DTC Sightholder and, if successful in their registration, submitting their Contract Proposal Questionnaire (CPQ).
All the information you need – such as the minimum eligibility criteria - can be found on this site, and we will be updating the pages on a regular basis.
Before you click through to the rest of the website, I want to explain a little of what it means to be a DTC Sightholder.
Living up to diamonds is central to everything we do at the DTC. This means working to the highest professional and ethical standards, while making a lasting contribution to the communities in which our people live and work. It also means operating a profitable and sustainable business.
The DTC realises these goals by working with its partner DTC operations to deliver sustainable returns, while simultaneously building the foundation for long-term manufacturing industries in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Canada.
We realise our goals too by working with Sightholders that share our vision and are best able to add sustainable value to the rough diamonds we sell.
The new contract period will be no different. We welcome enquiries from diamantaires that plan and invest for the future, while ensuring their organisation is flexible and agile enough to adapt to the ever changing market and can seize opportunities - here and now.
To be a Sightholder, you do not have to be the biggest, the oldest or the most famous business; but you do need to have a passion for being the best in the segment of the market you serve. You also need to be a business that continually looks to innovate.
The decade ahead of us is shaping up to be the ‘diamond decade’ and, to maximise the potential for growth, we are seeking diamantaires that exhibit a rare combination of skills: businesses with experience and expertise, as well as solid fundamentals in terms of financial strength.
If this sounds like your business, we encourage you to register your interest.
Photograph of Varda Shine

Mrs Varda Shine
CEO, The Diamond Trading Company (DTC)
Deputy Chair, DTC Botswana (DTCB)
Chair, Namibia DTC (NDTC)

Please click here to access The DTC New Sightholder Contract website