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Groups Join Forces on Responsible Sourcing
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the ColouredGemstones Working Group (CGWG) will collaborate to help companies in theindustry implement responsible sourcing for gemstones such as rubies, emeraldsand sapphires.The groups will develop management tools...
Gemstones May 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Global Witness CAR cartoon
Diamonds Still Linked to Conflict – Civil Society
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the lack of transparency in the diamond industry, claiming the trade continues to be linked to human-rights abuses, conflict finance and corruption. “Although the diamond industry is not the only sector...
Fair Trade Jul 31, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Jewelry Industry Summit
Jewelry Industry Summit Postponed
The third Jewelry Industry Summit, originally planned forearly March, is being rescheduled to a later date due to a lack of funding,organizers said. Although the forum, which promotes sustainability andresponsible sourcing, has received a number of contributions from...
Polished Markets Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Forevermark polished diamond
Forevermark Inscribes Two-Millionth Diamond
Forevermark reached another milestone this month after a round brilliant-cut, 3.48-carat polished stone became the two-millionth diamond to be inscribed by the De Beers brand. The diamond, which bears the serial number “2,000,000,” originated in Namibia,...
Retail May 28, 2017 Rapaport News
Ever Us Two-Stone Ring
Pleading Signet’s CSR Case
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you would do things differently.” — Warren Buffett. Signet Jewelers has had a frustrating time of late. In the past year,...
Retail May 11, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Simon Trott
Rio Tinto Steps Up Focus on Diamond Origin
Rio Tinto said it plans to put transparencyof a diamond’s origin at the heart of its sales and marketing strategy, as the provenanceof gems comes under sharper focus among the trade and consumers.The miner aims to tap...
Mining Jun 05, 2016 Rapaport News
Ellendale Mine
‘Standard for Responsible Mining’ Expected Late 2016
The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) hasreleased a second draft of the “first-ever” global standards for mine sites, aimingto emulate programs introduced by other sectors such as agriculture andfisheries.IRMA is seeking feedback on the draft...
Mining Apr 10, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry Industry Summit
Jewelry Industry Summit Ends with Commitment to Harmonize Standards
The JewelryIndustry Summit, a forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, closedwith commitments to pursue projects including harmonization of variousstandards and educating workers in the industry.Large andsmall companies from across the jewelry pipeline attended the inauguralsummit...
Fair Trade Mar 21, 2016 Rapaport News
Emerald rough
Responsible Jewellery Council to Add Colored Gemstones to Coverage
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has added coloredgemstones to its material coverage following discussions with its members,external stakeholders and the colored-gemstone sector over the past five years.The scope of material currently under...
Gemstones Mar 21, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry Prices
Jewelry Industry Summit in New York Sells Out
The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainabilityand responsible sourcing, taking place in New York from March 11 to 13 has beensold out, its organizers said. The summit, to be held at the Fashion Institute ofTechnology, will be an interactive...
Polished Markets Mar 10, 2016 Rapaport News
Signet Unveils Protocol for Responsible Diamond Sourcing
SignetJewelers launched a responsible diamond sourcing protocol that it claims will increasetransparency and improve the integrity of the global supply chain.The U.S.-based jeweler, the world’s largest retailer ofdiamond jewelry, developed the Signet Responsible...
Fair Trade Feb 17, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry Industry Summit
Jewelry Industry Summit on Responsible Sourcing Starts Registration
TheJewelry Industry Summit, a forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing,has opened registration for the event, which will be held at the FashionInstitute of Technology in New York from March 11 to 13 next year.Industry members can register and find...
Fair Trade Dec 16, 2015 Rapaport News
Industry Leaders Seek to Improve Responsible Sourcing
In this video presentation, leading members of the diamond and jewelry industry discuss how to improve responsible sourcing. The roundtable discussion, hosted by Martin Rapaport, the chairman of the Rapaport Group, addresses practical ways to ensure...
Fair Trade Jul 16, 2015 Rapaport News
RJC Seminar at Basel Focuses on Responsible Sourcing
Press Release: Responsible sourcing is the main theme for discussion at a seminar hosted by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) at the Baselworld fair on March 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The session, titled “Responsible Sourcing: How...
Fair Trade Mar 19, 2014 RJC
RJC Accredits Two Auditing Firms in India
Press Release: The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) completed a key round of engagement with the Indian industry during a weeklong series of outreach sessions, one-on-one meetings with RJC members, key industry stakeholders and prospective...
Marketing Feb 14, 2014 RJC
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