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The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference Is Back in Person This Year

Events & AwardsAug 30, 2022

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference Is Back in Person This Year

The event will be held on Nov. 4 and 5 at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema Building.

Chicago—The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference will return to its in-person format this fall.

The event brings together representatives from across the supply chain as well as civil society, governments, NGOs, and academia to examine challenges, obstacles, and issues in the jewelry supply chain as well as solutions.

Jewelry designer Susan Wheeler launched the event in 2017.

It went virtual in 2020 and 2021 amid the pandemic but now is returning to in-person for the first time since October 2019.

The 2022 event will be held on Nov. 4 and 5 at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema Building.

While organizers are still finalizing speakers and presentations, they said the 2022 conference will include topics such as:
-- The current state of responsible jewelry practices;
-- Resettlement of native populations as it relates to gold and gemstone mining;
-- The jewelry industry’s carbon impact;
-- New responsible gold supplies coming online;
-- The 2022 Fairmined Challenge; and
-- The Impact of gold, gemstone, and diamond mining activities on the Congo River Basin.

They will also hold the Responsible Gem Boutique the day prior (Nov. 3) in the Jeweler’s Row Main Building. It will give attendees the chance to meet with gem dealers and shop stones.

Registration for this year’s Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is priced at $350. Student tickets cost $100.

Early-bird pricing is available through Aug. 31, which takes $75 off the regular conference tickets and $50 off the student tickets.

To register, visit EventsFrame.com

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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