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Policies & IssuesJun 26, 2024
EU Pushes Back Sept. 1 Diamond Traceability Deadline, US Yet to Act

The European Union has delayed its deadline for implementing a “robust” traceability mechanism for rough diamonds by six months.

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Policies & IssuesJun 18, 2024
JA, Industry Leaders Take Russian Diamond Import Concerns to D.C.

The group met with lawmakers to raise awareness about the financial, operational, and supply chain harms posed by an EU proposal.

Policies & IssuesJun 20, 2024

Jewelers Mutual is advising jewelers along the coast to prepare for above-normal hurricane activity this year.

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Policies & IssuesJul 23, 2024
Diamonds Do Good Announces Its 2024 Entrepreneurship Grant Winners

The grant provided a total of $100,000 to support 13 entrepreneurs from diamond communities in Africa and India.

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Policies & IssuesJul 22, 2024
JVC’s Elyssa Jenkins-Pérez Joins RJC

The organization also announced Effie Marinos as its new specialist advisor for technical standards, as well as four other appointments.

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Policies & IssuesMay 06, 2024
Rolex Files Objection to Hallmark’s New Trademark Application

The Swiss watchmaker said the company’s plans to use a new version of the Hallmark crown on jewelry would confuse consumers.

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Policies & IssuesApr 17, 2024
NDC Prevails in U.K. Case Over Lab-Grown Diamond Advertising

NDC filed a complaint against Skydiamond for use of phrases like “diamonds made entirely from the sky.”

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Policies & IssuesApr 11, 2024
SRK Exports’ Journey Toward Net Zero Impact

By the end of this year, SRK’s diamond manufacturing complexes will achieve net zero emissions, one of an impressive array of achievements.

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Policies & IssuesMar 27, 2024
Mercury Free Mining Hires Bernadette Mack

The former WJA executive director is MFM’s new managing director.

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As the demand for lab-grown diamond jewelry may still be increasing, the most notable change we are likely to see is price stabilization.

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Policies & IssuesMar 27, 2024
Diamonds Do Good Announces Its April Initiative

DDG encourages retailers to educate customers on the positive impact of purchasing natural diamonds.

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Policies & IssuesMar 19, 2024
Tune Into This Webinar on the G7 Ban on Russian Diamonds

Sarine Technologies and Tracr will hold a free webinar Wednesday on what retailers need to know about the new rules.

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Policies & IssuesMar 08, 2024
Pomellato’s 2024 IWD Video Calls for an End to Violence Against Women

The annual video stars Pomellato CEO Sabina Belli alongside Jane Fonda and other celebrities and activists.

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Policies & IssuesMar 04, 2024
What to Know About Importing Diamonds Into the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released new guidance as the G7’s effort to restrict the circulation of Russian diamonds ramps up.

Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference 2024
Policies & IssuesJan 10, 2024
Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference to Return in 2024

Like last year, it will take place alongside the Instore show.

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Policies & IssuesJan 05, 2024
EU Adds Alrosa to Sanctions List

The European Union also has sanctioned the diamond mining company’s CEO, Pavel Marinychev.

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Policies & IssuesDec 20, 2023
Lab-Grown Diamonds, Finished Jewelry to Fall Under G7 Ban, EU Says

The EU also provided details on the carat weight threshold, and how it will track rough diamonds.

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Policies & IssuesDec 07, 2023
The G7’s Long-Awaited Statement on Russian Diamonds Is Here

It provides a timeline for the implementation of new restrictions, but no details.

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Policies & IssuesNov 22, 2023
Columbia Gem House Raises $12K for Wildlife

The money will help a nonprofit rehabilitate sea turtles.

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Policies & IssuesOct 26, 2023
Diamonds Do Good to Host Film Screening in NYC

The “Real People | Real Impact” film campaign delves into the positive impact of diamonds.

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Policies & IssuesOct 05, 2023
Crime at Top of Agenda During JA’s Annual D.C. Visit

Association members met with lawmakers last month to discuss the record-level rates.

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Policies & IssuesOct 04, 2023
Columbia Gem House Opens Jewelry Raffle for Wildlife Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds go to sea turtle rehabilitation.

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Policies & IssuesSep 20, 2023
Creating a Brighter Future for the Differently Abled

GIA is among the supporters of a new school building for children with special needs.

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Policies & IssuesSep 18, 2023
Grib Diamonds Among Companies Named in Latest Round of Sanctions

Grib is the Belgium-based subsidiary of Russian company JSC AGD Diamonds, which also was sanctioned.

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Policies & IssuesSep 14, 2023
The JCK Industry Fund Is Accepting 2024 Grant Applications

The fund provides grants to organizations that better the jewelry industry.

Iris Van der Veken
Policies & IssuesSep 12, 2023
Pure Earth Honors Iris Van der Veken

The nonprofit is presenting the 2023 Pure Earth Impact Award to Van der Veken to recognize her environmental advocacy.

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Policies & IssuesAug 31, 2023
Diamonds Do Good Awards 2023 Scholarships

Five honorees in the Northwest Territories received $5,000 each.

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Policies & IssuesAug 28, 2023
Rio Tinto’s Diavik Donates $180K to United Way Amid Canadian Wildfires

The funds will go toward direct assistance, providing essentials like food and fuel to those impacted.

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Policies & IssuesAug 22, 2023
Columbia Gem House To Hold Wildlife Fundraiser

Donations will benefit nonprofit CRRIFS, which supports the protection and conservation of native wildlife in Mexico.

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