(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – The Diamond Producers Association, an international alliance of diamond mining companies, announces the appointment of Grant Mobley to lead the U.S. Trade.

Mobley, a diamonds graduate from the Gemological Institute of America, joins the DPA with more than 13 years of experience in the jewelry industry, encompassing retail, manufacturing, and sourcing. In his newly created role, Mobley will be at the forefront of partnering with retailers and other industry stakeholders to share insights and impact of the “Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond” platform. Likewise, the industry’s input and experience will strengthen and amplify the campaign’s long-term success.

“The addition of Grant, an experienced diamond expert, to the DPA creates an important link to the industry,” said Deborah Marquardt, DPA's chief marketing officer. “His depth of his knowledge, industry expertise, strong retailer relationships and passion for diamonds will be instrumental as the ‘Real is Rare’ platform continues to grow and evolve.”

Mobley most recently led sales for Pluczenik Diamond Company, a leading diamond sightholder and manufacturer. A sought-after spokesperson, he has been quoted about diamonds in multiple national and international publications such as Buzzfeed, Brides, Cosmopolitan, W Magazine and Elle. Mobley has also been active in the largest and most important jewelry trade organizations in North America including IJO, RJO, CBG, SJTA, and Plumb Club.

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