Policies & IssuesApr 21, 2022
FTC Looking to Levy First Fine Under New ‘Made in USA’ Rules

It has brought a complaint against a battery maker labeling its products as “Made in U.S.A” when some parts allegedly come from China.

Policies & IssuesApr 04, 2022
SCS Sustainable Standard Expands to Include Artisanal Gold Mines

The firm has partnered with the Alliance for Responsible Mining to bring “Certified Sustainability Rated Gold” to the market.

Policies & IssuesApr 11, 2022

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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Policies & IssuesMay 26, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesApr 05, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesMar 28, 2022
Tiffany Suspends Use of Russian Diamonds

The retailer joins Signet Jewelers and Brilliant Earth in refusing to purchase Russian diamonds.

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Policies & IssuesMar 25, 2022
UK Sanctions Russian Diamond Miner Alrosa

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced 65 new sanctions Thursday.

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Policies & IssuesMar 14, 2022
US Bans Import of Russian Diamonds

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has shared updated guidance on the executive order, which was issued Friday.

Policies & IssuesMar 10, 2022
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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Policies & IssuesMar 09, 2022
Alrosa USA’s Rebecca Foerster Resigns as Diamonds Do Good President

Immediate Past President Anna Martin will step back into the role.

Policies & IssuesMar 08, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesMar 07, 2022
Alrosa Steps Down from Responsible Jewellery Council Board

The company is also suspending its membership and halting financial support of the Natural Diamond Council.

Policies & IssuesMar 02, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesFeb 25, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesFeb 16, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesFeb 10, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesFeb 02, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesFeb 01, 2022
OSHA Withdraws ‘Vaccine or Testing’ Mandate

The Supreme Court recently blocked the emergency temporary standard, but OSHA may still have a path forward.

Policies & IssuesJan 13, 2022
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.

Policies & IssuesDec 21, 2021
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.

Policies & IssuesDec 08, 2021
Human Rights Activist Dewa Mavhinga Dies

He had recently been supporting the protestors of a Marange diamond miner.

Policies & IssuesDec 06, 2021
De Beers Owner to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Anglo American is gathering feedback from employees and stakeholders to craft its vaccine mandate.

Policies & IssuesDec 03, 2021
Alliance for Responsible Mining Names New Executive Director

Gina D’Amato joins with more than 15 years of experience in sustainable development.

Policies & IssuesNov 23, 2021
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.

Policies & IssuesNov 18, 2021
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.

Policies & IssuesNov 11, 2021
What to Know About the Vaccine Mandate

Plus, why the National Retail Federation is suing over the OSHA rule.

Policies & IssuesNov 09, 2021
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.

Policies & IssuesOct 27, 2021
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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