Alrosa is now on the Specially Designated Nationals list, meaning U.S. companies need to stop doing business with it now.
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Barbara Wheat Named Executive Director of Ethical Metalsmiths
She has nearly 30 years’ experience in the gem and jewelry industry and a background in nonprofit management.
RJC Seeking Second Round of Comments on Code of Practices Update
The organization began updating its Code of Practices last year, focusing on mining, precious metals, colored gemstones, and labs.
Tiffany Suspends Use of Russian Diamonds
The retailer joins Signet Jewelers and Brilliant Earth in refusing to purchase Russian diamonds.
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UK Sanctions Russian Diamond Miner Alrosa
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced 65 new sanctions Thursday.
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US Bans Import of Russian Diamonds
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has shared updated guidance on the executive order, which was issued Friday.
Open Letter Calls for Heightened Gold Supply Chain Vigilance
Penned by the Global Gold Transparency Initiative, it outlines steps the industry can take to ensure it’s not sourcing Russian gold.
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Alrosa USA’s Rebecca Foerster Resigns as Diamonds Do Good President
Immediate Past President Anna Martin will step back into the role.
De Beers Parent Company Speaks Out Against Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Anglo American is also donating $5 million for humanitarian relief in Ukraine, it said in a statement.
Alrosa Steps Down from Responsible Jewellery Council Board
The company is also suspending its membership and halting financial support of the Natural Diamond Council.
When It Comes to Russian Diamonds, Industry Is Watching, Waiting
The longer Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, the more complicated the situation becomes for the jewelry industry.
Alrosa Lands on US Sanctions List After Russia Invades Ukraine
The sanctions are not a total ban on doing business with Alrosa in the U.S., but they still will have an impact on the jewelry industry.
IAC, Hanna Holding Second Webinar in ‘Boldly Building’ Series
Scheduled for Feb. 23, it will focus on how major players in the jewelry industry are working toward net zero.
Signet Executive to Lead Second BIJC IDEA Session
Chief Diversity Officer and Senior VP Reggie Johnson will head a panel discussion on bias and racism in retail settings on Feb. 16.
Jewelers Using Payment Apps Should Know This New Tax Rule
For tax year 2022, the IRS has substantially lowered the threshold for receiving a 1099-K for business transactions made via payment apps.
OSHA Withdraws ‘Vaccine or Testing’ Mandate
The Supreme Court recently blocked the emergency temporary standard, but OSHA may still have a path forward.
There’s Still Time to Sign Up for BIJC’s IDEA Sessions
The first session is scheduled for Jan. 19 and focuses on addressing racial justice and confronting one’s biases.
President Biden’s Vaccine or Testing Mandate Gets Green Light
OSHA said it will hold back on issuing noncompliance citations due to the confusion surrounding the mandate.
Human Rights Activist Dewa Mavhinga Dies
He had recently been supporting the protestors of a Marange diamond miner.
De Beers Owner to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations
Anglo American is gathering feedback from employees and stakeholders to craft its vaccine mandate.
Alliance for Responsible Mining Names New Executive Director
Gina D’Amato joins with more than 15 years of experience in sustainable development.
BIJC Has an I.D.E.A for Diversity Training in 2022
Starting in January, the Black in Jewelry Coalition will host webinars on addressing racial injustice and encountering racism in retail.
KP Plenary Again Ends With No Movement on ‘Conflict’ Definition
Botswana will take over as chair of the Kimberley Process in 2022, with Zimbabwe serving as vice chair.
What to Know About the Vaccine Mandate
Plus, why the National Retail Federation is suing over the OSHA rule.
Marange Diamond Protests: What the Industry Should Know
A company called Anjin is mining in Zimbabwe again, stirring up protests among area residents that resulted in 29 arrests.
ARM Challenges Jewelry Designers to Launch Fairmined Gold Collections
The organization’s goal is to reach 100 Fairmined collections of gold products by Aug. 31, 2022.
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