Technical questions about filing an online claim

Updated July 26, 2013


Pursuant to the Order of the Court, Initial Distribution checks were mailed to Authorized Direct Claimants on July 26, 2013. Please see the Direct Purchasers Home Page for information on the distribution. Payments were calculated based on several factors, including how much you paid, the type of the diamonds you purchased (i.e. Rough or Polished), the amount of money that is available for your Class or Sub-class, and how many Class Members filed authorized claims. Additional details regarding how your claim was calculated is available in ¶¶9-10 of the Direct Purchaser Notice of Proposed Settlement, which is available at this website.

In addition, notifications and payments were sent to Consumer Claimants in June 2013. The Consumer Subclass Settlement Fund was divided pro rata among the Consumer Subclass members whose claims were approved for payment. Payments were calculated based on several factors, including how much you paid, the quantity and quality of the diamonds you purchased, the amount of money that is available for your Class or Sub-class, and how many Class Members filed claims. The Claim Form provides more information describing how your payment was calculated. Additional details regarding how your claim was calculated is available in Appendix B of the Long Form Notice, which is available at this website.

If your claim’s proportionate share of the Net Distribution Fund calculated to an amount that was less than $10.00, a check was not issued in accordance with the Order Approving Distribution of the Indirect Purchaser Consumer Subclass Settlement Fund.

In addition, pursuant to an Order of the Court, Initial Distribution checks were mailed to Authorized Reseller Claimants on August 31, 2012. The remaining proceeds of the Reseller Subclass Net Settlement Fund were distributed to Authorized Reseller Claimants on March 15, 2013. Please see the Resellers Home Page for more information about the Initial Distribution. Please visit this website periodically for any further updates.

CLICK HERE to access the home page for Consumers: All persons located in the United States who purchased any diamond or diamond jewelry or other products containing gem diamonds for personal use and not for resale between January 1, 1994 and March 31, 2006. For example, Consumers include people who purchased diamond jewelry to wear or to give as a gift.

CLICK HERE to access the home page for Resellers: All persons or entities located in the United States who purchased for resale any gem diamond or diamond jewelry or other product containing gem diamonds between January 1, 1994 and March 31, 2006 from someone other than De Beers or De Beers' Diamond Mining Competitors. Resellers include diamond jewelry manufacturers and retailers, among others.

CLICK HERE to access the home page for Direct Purchasers: All persons or entities, except Sightholders, for the period they had Sightholder status, located in the United States who purchased any gem diamond directly from De Beers or De Beers’ Diamond Mining Competitors from September 20, 1997 to March 31, 2006.