RJC releases updated Code of Practices
After more than a year of reviewing its mandatory member standards, the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) officially has launched its new Code of Practices.
Pandora indicted for breach of trading act
Danish bead-maker Pandora said Friday that financial authorities in Denmark have indicted the company for waiting too long to report an expected drop in sales back in 2011.
Kay, Jared parent company buys polishing plant
Signet Jewelers Ltd. has purchased a diamond polishing facility in Gaborone, Botswana, a not-unexpected move for a company that has been talking about increasing its direct sourcing of rough for some time.
Signet reportedly signing deal with Alrosa
Russia Today is reporting that Signet Jewelers, parent company of
Sterling Jewelers, and diamond miner Alrosa are on the verge of inking a
diamond sourcing deal worth $80 million.
Anglo withdraws from Pebble mine project
Anglo American PLC announced Monday that it is no longer going to take
part in the development of the Pebble mine in Alaska, a project that has
sparked heated debated between mining companies and local residents
because of its environmental implications
Crime down 12 percent through first 6 months of year
Six months into 2013, statistics from the Jewelers Security Alliance
(JSA) show that the number of crimes against the jewelry industry has
dropped, though the number of homicides is up and kidnappings and home
invasions remain a threat.