It comes as the organization restructures its grant and scholarship opportunities under a new framework with pillars.
Three of the key players talk about the challenges involved, how the project has changed miners’ lives, and where it goes from here.
As the importance of mine-to-market grows, some worry about its feasibility for all the diamond industry’s players.
Many jewelry designers are striving to create beautiful pieces of jewelry that don’t negatively impact the Earth.
The World Diamond Council reminds the trade that rough diamond exports from the Central African Republic remain restricted to a handful of “green zones.”
The government says they are wholly owned subsidiaries of a conglomerate owned or controlled by the Burmese military, which was behind the recent coup.
Whether a bridal customer wants something sentimental, unique or ethically sourced, the category allows them to say “yes.”
She succeeds Anna Martin and will be supported by Vice President Kathy Corey, co-owner of Day’s Jewelers.
But they have very little knowledge about the area, indicating the trade needs to have clear messaging about origin and benefit to the buyer.
The designs had to incorporate stones from the challenge’s sponsor, Columbia Gem House.
The initiative’s inaugural project is a design challenge culminating in an auction to benefit three organizations focused on justice and equity in the industry.
And more on where the initiative is at in its mission to eradicate the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Slated for Nov. 9-13, the all-digital event also features a pay-what-you-can ticket scheme for 2020.
Funds raised from bids and donations will go to its new initiative—a miner toolkit.
The designation is awarded to socially and environmentally friendly companies.
Started in response to the pandemic, Virtu Gem sells rough from miners in Zambia and Malawi.
Monica Stephenson of Anza Gems and Moyo Gems is the new president of the board of directors.
She will serve under new President Edward Asscher and is set to succeed him in 2022.
The giving campaign will help lower the electricity costs for the Mwatate Children’s Home.