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WJN Launches Gender-Equality Survey
The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) has distributed a survey to the UK jewelry trade to gain a better understanding of gender equality in the industry.“We are very conscious that there is a lack of specific and relevant data on the experience...
Retail Feb 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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
WJN Names 37 Ambassadors
The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) has unveiled its new list of industry ambassadors, including RapaportEditor-in-Chief Sonia Esther Soltani. The new network will help shape conversations around thetrade and progress the organization’s...
Polished Markets Jun 10, 2019 Rapaport News
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Victoria McKay to Leave London Diamond Bourse
Victoria McKay has resigned as chief operating officer of the London Diamond Bourse (LDB), the exchange said Monday. Executive assistant Stacey Aylott will become operationsmanager, taking over the day-to-day management of the bourse....
Polished Markets Jul 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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London Bourse Adds Millennial to Board
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has appointed three newmembers — including a millennial — to its board, the exchange said last week. Kathy Chappell, the LDB’s special adviser for ethicalissues, has joined the board,...
Polished Markets May 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alan Cohen to Head London Exchange
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has appointed Alan Cohenpresident, succeeding Menachem Prager, it said Wednesday. “I believe [Alan] will be an effective advocate for the UK’sdiamond industry both at home and abroad,” said chief operating...
Rough Markets May 02, 2018 Rapaport News
UK Group Launches #NoGlassCeiling
Jewelry Group: There Is No Glass Ceiling
The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) has released the#NoGlassCeiling social media campaign, in support of ambitious, career-orientedwomen in the UK jewelry industry. The campaign, which the WJN shared over Instagram, Facebook andTwitter, aims to shatter the...
Polished Markets Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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London Bourse Recruits Ethics Adviser
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has appointed KatherineChappell as its special adviser for ethical issues. Chappell (pictured), a longstanding member of the LDB, has worked inthe gemstone industry for more than 20 years and...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 2017 Rapaport News
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London Bourse Reaches Out to Jewelry Workshops
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) launched a new membershipcategory that enables workshop owners to maintain a presence in the city’sdiamond district after soaring rents have forced them to leave.The LDB is offering mounters, setters and polishers...
Manufacturing Jul 31, 2016 Rapaport News
UK hallmarking
London Bourse 'Well Placed' to Cope With Brexit
The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) said it is in a strongposition to face the post-Brexit storm because of its access to a bondedwarehouse enabling duty-free trading but warned of currency headwinds.A bonded warehouse is a facility overseen by customs authorities where imports...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2016 Rapaport News
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