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The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony.The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Kono District has beensustained by diamond mining for over 50 years but lacks the basics many takefor granted...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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FairSources to Supply Fairmined Gold in North America
For the first time, ''Fairmined Gold'' will be available in North America, expanding access to responsibly sourced minerals, according to a July 8 announcement from The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM).The first authorized trader is FairSources, a partnership...
Manufacturing Jul 23, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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Diamond Development Initiative Seeks Comment on Certification of Diamonds
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) seeks public comment on its draft standards for the Development Diamonds™ ethical certification project until July 31, 2012. The Development Diamond Standards™ (DDS) project is a collaborative effort...
Fair Trade Jun 20, 2012 Rapaport News
Syvrud to Lead the Friends of DDI Program
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) retained Patricia Syvrud, the founder and president of Joia Consulting LLC, to lead a program development effort for the Friends of DDI. The new program will allow jewelry retailers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers to support DDI's work on the ground in mining...
Rough Markets Nov 29, 2011 Jeff Miller
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ARM, RJC to Cooperate on Improving Artisanal Mining Opportunities
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) will work cooperatively on advancing shared objectives to improve social, environmental and labor practices in artisanal and small-scale mining. The groups...
Fair Trade Nov 09, 2011 Jeff Miller
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
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U.S. State Dpt. Program to Empower Artisanal Mining Communities
Mining Sep 27, 2011
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