Ethical Sourcing

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.

Star Rays Aims for Carbon Neutrality

February 21, 2020
The diamond exporter set the goal of becoming India’s first carbon-neutral diamond company.

Diamonds Do Good Names Proposal Contest Winners

February 19, 2020
The “Real Stories. Real Diamonds. Real Impact.” contest is in its second year.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 14, 2020
A bankruptcy filing, a big acquisition in the mall world, saying goodbye to a beloved antique jewelry dealer, and more.

Feel-Good Friday: Meet a Rescue Dog Named Diamond

January 31, 2020
And puppies named Emerald, Opal and Tanzanite, who rescuers are trying to bring to the U.S. from a Korean slaughterhouse.

The Jewelry Glossary Project Is Live

January 24, 2020
Ten definitions related to sourcing are available for use. Here’s why the group behind the glossary will keep revising it.

Mercury-Free Mining Might Have Found a Solution

January 13, 2020
Founder Toby Pomeroy is in Ghana right now testing a technology called Goldrop with artisanal miners.

AGA Conference to Cover Traceability, Treatments

January 13, 2020
The Accredited Gemologist Association’s annual event in Tucson is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The ‘Ethical Gem Fair’ is Coming to Tucson This Year

January 9, 2020
It’s the first time the event, held for years in the U.K., will be stateside.

3 Plead Guilty in Native American Jewelry Scam

January 8, 2020
They admitted to their roles in a conspiracy in which jewelry manufactured in the Philippines was sold as Native American-made.

IDCA Elects President, Board for 2020

January 7, 2020
Royal India USA’s Haridas Kotahwala is the new president of the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association.

7 ‘Gems’ I Discovered in 2019

December 23, 2019

Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator revisits interesting facts, stones and people she learned or wrote about this year.

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