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NRF Creates Small Business Retail Council
The National Retail Federation (NRF) created a Small Business Retail Council to organize, recruit and engage Main Street merchants and independent community retailers in grassroots advocacy activities. It is intended that the new council represent...
Marketing Jul 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Gold Jewelry Demand +20% to $26B in 2Q13
Global gold jewelry demand surged 20 percent year on year to $26.179 billion, according to the World Gold Council's quarterly report ''Gold Demand Trends.'' But while demand for the metal strengthened across the jewelry...
Research Aug 15, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Watch the Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference
How can you make sure the diamonds and gold you sell are legitimate and legally sourced? The Rapaport Source Certification Framework and the Responsible Jewellery Council's chain-of-custody certification offer real...
Fair Trade Jun 24, 2013 Rapaport News
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American Jewelry Design Council Members Support DDI
Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) is pleased to announce that members of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) have joined the Friends of DDI program. "Ethical sourcing of diamonds is of utmost importance to top designers...
Fair Trade May 14, 2013 DDI
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WDC Plenary Agrees to a Wider Definition of 'Conflict Diamonds'
PRESS RELEASE: Members of the World Diamond Council (WDC), meeting today in a plenary session at the WDC's eight annual meeting, reaffirmed the diamond and jewelry industry's commitment to eliminating the trade in conflict diamonds, and...
Rough Markets May 14, 2012 WDC
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The Diamond Council Joins Friends of DDI Campaign
The Diamond Council of America (DCA) provided support to the Diamond Development Initiative's (DDI) Friends of DDI campaign. The DCA's financial contribution will be used to fund DDI’s critical projects on the ground in Africa.''The diamond pipeline...
Fair Trade Apr 30, 2012 Jeff Miller
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British Hallmarking Council Seeks to Appoint Four Members
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the U.K. is seeking four new members for the British Hallmarking Council, which oversees regulation of the U.K. jewelry industry. Applications are open to anyone...
Manufacturing Apr 25, 2012 Jeff Miller
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WDC to Honor Oppenheimer's Effort in Ending Conflict Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will recognize Nicky Oppenheimer, the chairman of the De Beers Group, on May 14 for his considerable contribution to the industry's effort in eradicating the trade of conflict diamonds. The gala celebration...
Marketing Apr 10, 2012 Jeff Miller
WDC
South Africa's Shabangu to Address WDC in May
The Minister of Natural Resource for South Africa, Susan Shabangu, will deliver a keynote address at the plenary Session of the eight annual meeting of the World Diamond Council (WDC) in Vicenza, Italy, on May 14. Shabangu...
Rough Markets Apr 02, 2012 Jeff Miller
WDC
Milovanovic to Address World Diamond Council Meeting in May
Gillian A. Milovanovic, the U.S. chair of the Kimberley Process, will address the eight annual meeting of the World Diamond Council (WDC), which will take place in Vicenza, Italy, May 13 and 14. She will...
Rough Markets Mar 19, 2012 Jeff Miller
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WDC Opens Registration for Annual Meeting in May
The World Diamond Council (WDC) opened online registration for its eighth annual meeting, which will take place in Vicenza from May 13 to 14, 2012. Participants may register at http://meeting2012.worlddiamondcouncil.org where they can also...
Marketing Feb 23, 2012 Jeff Miller
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World Diamond Council Regrets Global Witness Decision to Leave Kimberley Process
Press Release: The World Diamond Council expresses its regret at the announcement by Global Witness that it is leaving the Kimberley Process, and calls upon the organization's leadership to reconsider its position. The World Diamond...
Fair Trade Dec 05, 2011 World Diamond Council
World Diamond Council Schedules Annual Meeting for May 2012
The World Diamond Council will hold its eighth general meeting on May 13 and 14, 2012 in Vicenza, Italy. Trade show operator Fiera di Vicenza will act as the meeting's host.Eli Izhakoff, the president of the World Diamond Council, explained that with the Kimberley Process agreement...
Polished Markets Nov 17, 2011 Jeff Miller
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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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WDC President Notes Progress Toward Marange Agreement
Speaking during the opening session of the 2011 plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process, which began today in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eli Izhakoff, the president of the World Diamond Council (WDC),...
Rough Markets Oct 31, 2011 Eli Izhakoff
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World Gold Council Seeks Comments on Conflict-Free Standards
The World Gold Council believes that gold must be a source of economic and social development wherever it is found, and that any possibility for gold to fund conflict must be eradicated. Therefore, the group established a consultation...
Fair Trade Jun 17, 2011 Jeff Miller
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Izhakoff Is Optimistic for Consensus on Zimbabwe
Eli Izhakoff, president and chief executive of the World Diamond Council (WDC), updated the diamond trade on the Kimberley Process (KP) negotiations with Zimbabwe, following the WDC's "Diamond Dialogue" panel discussion at the...
Rough Markets Jun 02, 2011 Rapaport News
U.N. Condemns Deadly Shelling of Civilians in Abidjan
The U.N. Security Council condemned a deadly strike on civilians at a marketplace in Côte d’Ivoire’s capital Abidjan and warned that the governing body will punish anyone who obstructs the resolution of the country’s prolonged post-election crisis. According to the U.N., as many as 30 unarmed civilians were killed and...
Rough Markets Mar 21, 2011 Jeff Miller
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