Ethical Sourcing

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.

10-Year Rewind: The Biggest Developments of the Decade

December 20, 2019
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff recounts the stories and trends of 2010-2019 that had the greatest impact on the fine jewelry industry.

Greenwich St. Jewelers Stocks ‘Lift’ Collection to Benefit Miners

December 18, 2019
All proceeds go to Gem Legacy and the Tanzanian Women Miners Association.

KP Again Can’t Agree on ‘Conflict,’ Eases Restrictions on CAR

December 17, 2019
The decisions mark the end of a three-year reform cycle for the Kimberley Process.

What Does Transparency Mean in 2019?

June 17, 2019
It’s central to growing your business, and it’s not just about material provenance.

Sustainability Stories: Mine to Market with Moyo Gemstones

April 29, 2019
The first in a new series from Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator highlights a program bringing tracked gems from women miners in Tanzania to market and improving mining along the way.
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