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UN Reports Rebel Attack In Eastern DRC
The United Nations (UN) reported another rebel attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as violence again becomes of great concern to the peace process, following the defeat of the M23 group one...
Fair Trade Jan 15, 2014 Deena Taylor
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Hopeful Atmosphere After M23 Defeat Vanishes in the DRC
The United Nations (UN) reported that efforts to attain peace and stability in the diamond-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have again reached a crucial juncture as senior officials called upon all parties in the...
Fair Trade Jan 13, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Industry Thought Leaders Discuss Ethics and the Diamond Pipeline
The importance of encouraging diamond source responsibility and the best ways to inspire ethical behavior in the jewelry industry was debated at "Living Up To Diamonds," a discussion panel hosted by the Jewelers of America (JA) at the JA New York...
Polished Markets Aug 07, 2013 Rapaport News
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
Ban Requests Intervention Brigade for the DRC
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called upon the Security Council to authorize the deployment of a special force within the current peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to address imminent threats...
Fair Trade Mar 05, 2013 Jeff Miller
Responsible Jewelry Council
RJC to Review Diamond Chain of Custody Standards
A standards committee for the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) suspended finalizing its draft chain of custody guides for diamonds in order to seek additional input from the diamond industry. The move does not, however,...
Fair Trade Dec 02, 2011 Jeff Miller
Rapaport Group Calls on Diamond Trade to Avoid Marange Diamonds
PRESS RELEASE, November 22, 2011, New York: The Rapaport Group strongly opposes the recent decision of the Kimberley Process (KP) to allow for the immediate exports from the mining operations Mbada Diamonds and Marange Resources in the Marange region of Zimbabwe.We hereby publicly warn...
Fair Trade Nov 22, 2011 Rapaport
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Kimberley Process Lets Zimbabwe Off The Hook, Again
The civil society stakeholders of the Kimberley Process, who all staged a boycott of this week's plenary meeting in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, issued a statement saying that the certification scheme had "effectively...
Fair Trade Nov 02, 2011 Jeff Miller
GJEPC Welcomes Resolution on Marange Rough Exports
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) expressed relief over the prospect of a Kimberley Process resolution yesterday on the dispute of rough diamond exports from mining operations in the Marange region of Zimbabwe."This will...
Fair Trade Nov 02, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
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WDC Confirms Agreement on Marange Rough Exports
The World Diamond Council (WDC) welcomed an agreement ratified today by the members of the Kimberley Process at its plenary meeting in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during which rough diamond exports from...
Fair Trade Nov 01, 2011 Jeff Miller
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JA and DMIA Call for Definitive Kimberley Process Improvements
Jewelers of America (JA) and the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) issued a joint statement urging the Kimberley Process to make further progress on key reforms during its upcoming Plenary in Kinshasa, the...
Rough Markets Oct 28, 2011 Jeff Miller
Signet Jewelers
Signet Details Chain-of-Custody Efforts, Obstacles to SEC
The following oral statement from Signet Jewelers was given to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) panel on conflict minerals yesterday. SEC Roundtable on Conflict MineralsSEC File Number S7-40-10October 18, 2011Good afternoon. My name...
Financial-Legal Oct 19, 2011 Signet Jewelers
Rapaport Addresses Direct Marketing of Artisanal Diamonds
Remarks by Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group. October 12, 2011 - U.S. State Department“The Feasibility of Direct Marketing of Artisanal Diamonds”Let us begin by recognizing the role and needs of over one million artisanal diggers. They are an important part of the diamond and jewelry industry and they...
Rough Markets Oct 19, 2011 Rapaport
Civil Society Members of the Kimberley Process Consider Their Options
The Kimberley Process's civil society members issued a joint position statement as the first of ''a rolling set of salvos'' that will be directed at the organization in coming weeks. In a letter to Kimberley Process chairman Mathieu Yamba, the civil society coalition confirmed that it had met at the end of August...
Fair Trade Sep 27, 2011 Jeff Miller
GIA Symposium Debate Focuses on Sustainability, Fair Trade Issues
Leading diamond industry players are stranded on a desert island....and the only way they can leave is to resolve one of the most vexing debates of our time: How to reconcile fair trade standards with the realities of politics and the marketplace. That is the theme for the upcoming...
Research May 17, 2011 Jeff Miller
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Ashley Morgan & Yael Designs Launch the Leone Collection
Jewelry designer Ashley Morgan and Yael Designs will debut their Fall 2011 Leone Collection to benefit Sierra Leone. The collection was designed by Morgan and manufactured by Yael Designs and includes rings, earrings...
Marketing Apr 06, 2011 Jeff Miller
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Diamond News Broadcast
Download MP3.The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in India added its voice to what the World Diamond Council, Jewelers of America, and the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association already stated this...
Rough Markets Mar 23, 2011 Rapaport News
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PAC Outlines Conflict Mineral Certification Scheme
Press Release: A new report that outlines how to develop a regional certification mechanism for tracking high value and conflict prone minerals in Africa's Great Lakes region was launched today by Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)....
Fair Trade Mar 23, 2011 Partnership Africa Canada
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