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DMCC ecosystem

Coloured gemstones

Unlocking sustainable growth in the global coloured gemstone sector 

DMCC's Coloured Gemstone Ecosystem is one of the world’s leading hubs for the sourcing and trade of coloured gemstones.

Anchored by the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), the world’s largest facility for precious stone tenders, DMCC offers an unparalleled environment for the evaluation and trade of emeralds, rubies and other rare gemstones. The DDE’s unique white crystal windows ensure accurate colour assessment, a critical feature for buyers and traders.


Strategically located and equipped with comprehensive facilities, DMCC supports every link of the supply chain, from miners and manufacturers to wholesale dealers and retailers.

Showcasing a range of exquisite finds, the ecosystem provides its members with a platform for secure, high-value transactions, affirming DMCC's commitment to excellence and innovation in this fast-growing sector.


$1.55 billion

Value of global trade in coloured gemstones in 2023


$4.64 billion

Forecast value of global trade in coloured gemstones in 2033



CAGR in trade value,



Actual CAGR in trade value,

Source: fmi

Member benefits


Commercial space

Private furnished offices, shared office space and fully equipped meeting rooms.


Access to world-class facilities

Complimentary access to the Dubai Diamond Exchange, one of the world’s largest diamond trading hubs and DDE Vault.


Funding opportunities

Access to flexible financing with DMCC Tradeflow.


Highly skilled talent pool

Access to the best local and international industry talent.


Collaborate and innovate

Explore opportunities to collaborate and innovate with other ecosystem members.


Innovative incubators

Access to the Dubai Design Academy, one of the world’s leading educational institutions for aspiring jewellery designers.


Industry networking

10+ networking and business meetup opportunities per year.


Full DMCC membership benefits

Secure 100% business ownership, enjoy 0% personal income tax, and thrive in a tax-friendly environment. Access robust infrastructure, comprehensive services, and much more for strategic global growth.

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DDE: Setting the benchmark for diamond tenders and auctions

In a global first, the DDE has established a Tender Best Practice Forum Code of Conduct, which sets out the key principles for coloured gemstone tenders and auctions in support of both suppliers and buyers. Membership of the Forum is by invitation only and is extended to DDE members who have conducted a minimum of two tenders in the 12 months prior to the establishment of the Forum.


The DDE Vault

The DDE Vault is a state-of-the-art storage facility that offers short and long-term storage solutions for gemstones, diamonds, gold, designer jewellery and other precious items. Adhering to the highest global security standards, deposits and withdrawals can be made via a fully automated robotic system at the client’s convenience.

Situated within the iconic Almas Tower, the DDE Vault seamlessly connects major precious stones trade routes, making it an unparalleled storage hub for clients in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Proudly managed by Ferrari Security & Vaulting DMCC, the state-of-the-art facility boasts 24/7 security, diverse storage and insurance options, and efficient drop-off facilities. Positioned near key transport networks, including Dubai International Airport, it serves as a lynchpin in Dubai's logistics infrastructure.


Join DMCC today

Home to more than 24,000 companies, from innovative start-ups to global powerhouses, DMCC stands as the world’s premier business hub. Every month, more than 250 visionary businesses join the community, benefitting from an unrivalled suite of world-class support services and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Join DMCC today and create your future in step with Dubai’s unique spirit of enterprise and innovation.

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Networking & events

Ecosystem members benefit from an extensive range of professional networking opportunities, from dedicated clubs catering to specific industry sectors to exhibitions and industry events.

Built for success

With 24,000+ member companies representing 180+ countries specialising in 900+ business activities, DMCC is the world’s most dynamic business hub and district. Here are some of our success stories.

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Fill out your application and start your coloured gemstones business in DMCC

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