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De Beers Aims for Full Traceability by 2030
De Beers has pledged to provide the origin and impact of all its diamonds by 2030 as part of a plethora of sustainability goals it has set out for the coming decade.By 2025, it will “scale” programs that help identify...
Retail Nov 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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Jewelers ‘Failing to Prevent Rights Abuses’
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for mandatory sourcing rules for the jewelry industry and urged retailers to name their suppliers, claiming the sector is not doing enough to combat abuses.“Many jewelry companies...
Retail Nov 25, 2020 Rapaport News
RJC
RJC Elects New Board Members
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has expanded its board and appointed seven trade members to represent different parts of the supply chain.New board members include Feriel Zerouki, RJC honorary treasurer and senior...
Polished Markets May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
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RJC to Certify Silver Sourcing
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has added supply-chain certification for silver to its chain-of-custody standard.The certification, which is voluntary, allows those in the trade to offer verification that their materials are responsibly sourced. The...
Polished Markets Feb 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Haute École de Joaillerie
What’s New at World’s Oldest Jewelry School
Paris’s Haute École de Joaillerie (HEJ) is the oldest jewelry school in the world. Founded by the French jewelry industry in the 19th century, it recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. Several major jewelry houses, including Boucheron...
Polished Markets Jan 01, 2020 Marie Chabrol
Ethical Credentials
Tips for Promoting Ethical Credentials
When it comes to the jewelry industry’s future, consumer trust is essential. Recent research shows that a vast majority of customers are more disposed to purchase a product from a company that advocates for an issue they care about....
Marketing Dec 30, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Matt Perosi
Diversity: A Business Opportunity
Having a workforce that is more diverse not only makes goodbusiness sense, it makes good economic sense. Companies with a more inclusiveemployee base — i.e., a greater proportion of women and ethnically/culturallydiverse individuals — are more competitive in the...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Deborah Yonick
RJC Plumb Club
Plumb Club Requires Members to Join RJC
The Plumb Club has become the first trade group to requireall members to sign up to the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The supplier and manufacturer group hopes that other tradeassociations will follow suit, thereby...
Polished Markets Sep 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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RJC Ready to Target Consumers
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is planning a strategy to help retailers assure consumers their jewelry has been ethically sourced and that they follow the required sustainability standards. The group, whose mandate is to set...
Polished Markets Jun 27, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Trust Is Key for Ethical Dealing, Say Suppliers
Transparency is a growing goal for wholesalers, but there’sanother “T” word that may be even more important: trust. In an industry definedby long-abiding relationships, assurances of ethical sourcing depend heavily ona seller’s reputation for integrity. Opening...
Polished Markets Jun 19, 2019 Joyce Kauf
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RJC Broadens Code of Practices
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has updated its Code of Practices (COP) to include silver jewelry and color gemstones, significantly expanding the reach of the standards organization.The code, which defines due-diligence and social-responsibility...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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RJC Appoints Executive Director
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has named IrisVan der Veken executive director, the first woman to hold the position. She replaces Andrew Bone, who left the organization in March.“[Van der Veken] is a strong,...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Responsible Jewellery Council
RJC Signs Deal with Artisanal Gold Miners
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has entered into acollaboration that, it claimed, will significantly increase the volume ofartisanal-mined gold in the market. The organization signed a memorandum of understanding with theSwiss Better Gold Association,...
Fair Trade Oct 07, 2018 Rapaport News
Human Rights Watch
Investors Call for Better Supply-Chain Checks
More than 60 institutional investors have urged the jewelrytrade to implement more stringent control of supply chains in order toeliminate human-rights abuses.The organizations, members of the Investors Alliance for HumanRights, last week expressed concerns about...
Polished Markets Oct 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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RJC to Align Code with OECD Rules
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is proposing to alignits due-diligence requirements with those of the Organisation for EconomicCooperation and Development (OECD). “This move will deliver tangible benefits to members, whowill be able to point customers to a standard...
Polished Markets Oct 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Andrew Bone RJC
Andrew Bone to Leave RJC
Andrew Bone will step down as executive director of theResponsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the organization said Tuesday. Bone has led the RJC since 2015, during which time the organization's membership doubled, the...
Polished Markets Sep 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Ethical Supply Chains Town Hall
Jewelers Talk Industry Ethics at Rapaport Forum
Diamantaires and jewelers discussed ways of creating an ethical diamond supply chain when they gathered at Rapaport’s Town Hall Meeting in Las Vegas.The forum, which took place at the JCK show on June 3, aimed to develop a more...
Fair Trade Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Martin Rapaport
Martin Rapaport - State of the Industry - Rapaport Breakfast at JCK 2018
Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, outlined his concerns about the supply side of the market in his annual address in Las Vegas.“Not only must you know where your diamonds are coming from,...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2018 Rapaport News
RJC
Signet, Alrosa Execs Join RJC Leadership
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has named threesenior figures from the trade to positions on its board. The new officers — appointed at the RJC’s annual generalmeeting in Moscow last week — include David Bouffard, vice...
Polished Markets May 22, 2018 Rapaport News
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Vegas to Host Panel on Colored Diamonds
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) will hold aseminar during the upcoming JCK Las Vegas show, to be moderated by Rapaport Editor in Chief Sonia EstherSoltani.The series, which will discuss the benefits of naturaldiamonds and...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2018 Rapaport News
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