Ethical Sourcing

Diamonds Do Good Hosting Online Talk on Diversity

March 5, 2021
The March 11 event will also feature a conversation with key leaders from the diamond-producing nation of Botswana.

Industry Body Calls for Extra Diligence on Rough from CAR

February 26, 2021
The World Diamond Council reminds the trade that rough diamond exports from the Central African Republic remain restricted to a handful of “green zones.”

White House Imposes Sanctions on 3 Burmese Gem Companies

February 16, 2021
The government says they are wholly owned subsidiaries of a conglomerate owned or controlled by the Burmese military, which was behind the recent coup.

In an Age of Purposeful Purchasing, Secondhand Diamonds Surge Ahead

January 20, 2021
Whether a bridal customer wants something sentimental, unique or ethically sourced, the category allows them to say “yes.”

Rebecca Foerster Is the New President of Diamonds Do Good

January 20, 2021
She succeeds Anna Martin and will be supported by Vice President Kathy Corey, co-owner of Day’s Jewelers.

Survey: Consumers Would Pay Premium for ‘Responsibly Mined’ Gold

January 8, 2021
But they have very little knowledge about the area, indicating the trade needs to have clear messaging about origin and benefit to the buyer.

MJSA Announces Winner of Responsibly Sourced Design Competition

December 4, 2020
The designs had to incorporate stones from the challenge’s sponsor, Columbia Gem House.

These 3 Companies Want to Help the Trade Be ‘Ethical in Action’

November 30, 2020
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.

Lashbrook Signs on As Mercury-Free Mining Premier Sponsor

November 11, 2020
And more on where the initiative is at in its mission to eradicate the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

NYC Jewelry Week Isn’t Letting 2020 Slow It Down

November 6, 2020
Though the weeklong celebration of jewelry will be virtual for the first time, its event schedule is still loaded.

Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conf. Goes Virtual Next Week

November 5, 2020
Slated for Nov. 9-13, the all-digital event also features a pay-what-you-can ticket scheme for 2020.

Gem Legacy Celebrates 2 Years with Benefit Auction

September 21, 2020
Funds raised from bids and donations will go to its new initiative—a miner toolkit.

Monica Rich Kosann Becomes Certified B Corporation

September 14, 2020
The designation is awarded to socially and environmentally friendly companies.

This Virtual Market Is Connecting Artisanal Miners with Buyers

August 21, 2020
Started in response to the pandemic, Virtu Gem sells rough from miners in Zambia and Malawi.

Tiffany Is Now Sharing the Entire Diamond Journey

August 20, 2020
In addition to country of origin, the jeweler will tell customers where their diamond was cut, polished, graded and set.

Ethical Metalsmiths Names New Board, Council Members

August 12, 2020
Monica Stephenson of Anza Gems and Moyo Gems is the new president of the board of directors.

De Beers’ Feriel Zerouki Elected First Female VP of the WDC

June 10, 2020
She will serve under new President Edward Asscher and is set to succeed him in 2022.

Pandora Starts Shift to Recycled Metals

June 5, 2020
The jewelry company said it will use only recycled gold and silver by 2025 as it looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

Gem Legacy Raising Funds for Solar Panel for Kenyan Orphanage

February 27, 2020
The giving campaign will help lower the electricity costs for the Mwatate Children’s Home.

Activist Livia Firth Documents ‘The Diamonds of Botswana’

February 24, 2020
The sustainability champion visited diamond mining communities in the country for her new short-form documentary series, Fashionscapes.
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