Policies & IssuesJan 26, 2023
Diamonds Do Good Names 10 to Board of Directors

Stephanie Gottlieb, Jewelers Mutual’s Mike Alexander, and Craig Rottenberg of Long’s Jewelers are among the new board members.

Policies & IssuesJan 23, 2023
Melanie Grant Named Executive Director of RJC

She has more than 20 years’ experience in watches and jewelry, and says sustainability is the “greatest single issue” facing the industry.

Policies & IssuesJan 25, 2023

The new portal will share information on responsible platinum sourcing and how it’s used beyond jewelry.

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Policies & IssuesJan 31, 2023
Rio Tinto Issues Apology After Radioactive Capsule Goes Missing

The tiny capsule, which is believed to have fallen out of a truck, was lost somewhere along an 870-mile stretch of desert road.

Policies & IssuesJan 23, 2023
AGTA Forms Committee to Standardize Industry ‘Sustainability’ Terms

Its focus are words like “sustainability,” “ethics,” and “responsible sourcing.”

Policies & IssuesJan 10, 2023
Rio Tinto Donates $2M to Kimberley Flood Relief

“Once-in-a-century” floods have devastated the region, once home to the Argyle mine.

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Policies & IssuesJan 05, 2023
The FTC Wants Your Input on Revising Its ‘Green Guides’

Created to regulate environmental marketing claims and combat “greenwashing,” the guides are being updated for the first time since 2012.

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Policies & IssuesDec 20, 2022
Grandview Klein Names Chief Communications, Sustainability Officer

Industry veteran Brandee Dallow will take on the role early next year.

Policies & IssuesOct 31, 2022
Consulting Co. Launches First Online Course About Jewelry Sustainability

Christina T. Miller Sustainable Jewelry Consulting’s four-part class is enrolling now.

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Policies & IssuesOct 27, 2022
The New Diamonds Do Good Bracelet Has Launched

Proceeds from sales of the onyx and diamond bracelet will benefit education and entrepreneurship training for girls in Tanzania.

Policies & IssuesOct 12, 2022
Pure Earth’s 2022 Pure Gold Jewelry Auction Is Open Now

More than 30 designers donated pieces to raise funds for the nonprofit’s work against mercury pollution.

Policies & IssuesSep 30, 2022
Voting Is Open for the Fairmined 100 Challenge’s Best Collection

The winners, picked by a group of judges and voted as the public’s favorite, will be announced in a webinar on Oct. 11.

Policies & IssuesSep 29, 2022
JA Members Return to Capitol Hill to Voice Jewelers’ Concerns

The topics up for discussion with lawmakers included inflation, rising interest rates, hiring challenges, and crime.

Policies & IssuesAug 05, 2022
Satta Matturi Joins RJC Board

The jewelry designer founded her eponymous brand in 2015 after nearly two decades in the diamond industry.

Policies & IssuesJul 01, 2022
U.S. Expands Sanctions to Russian Gold

The U.K, Canada, and Japan have also banned the import of gold originating from Russia.

Policies & IssuesJun 06, 2022
RJC Elects New Member Forum Representatives

The elections took place at the organization’s recent annual general meeting.

Policies & IssuesMay 26, 2022
Barbara Wheat Named Executive Director of Ethical Metalsmiths

She has nearly 30 years’ experience in the gem and jewelry industry and a background in nonprofit management.

Policies & IssuesApr 21, 2022
FTC Looking to Levy First Fine Under New ‘Made in USA’ Rules

It has brought a complaint against a battery maker labeling its products as “Made in U.S.A” when some parts allegedly come from China.

Policies & IssuesApr 11, 2022
US Ratchets Up Sanctions on Alrosa

Alrosa is now on the Specially Designated Nationals list, meaning U.S. companies need to stop doing business with it now.

Policies & IssuesApr 05, 2022
RJC Seeking Second Round of Comments on Code of Practices Update

The organization began updating its Code of Practices last year, focusing on mining, precious metals, colored gemstones, and labs.

Policies & IssuesApr 04, 2022
SCS Sustainable Standard Expands to Include Artisanal Gold Mines

The firm has partnered with the Alliance for Responsible Mining to bring “Certified Sustainability Rated Gold” to the market.

Policies & IssuesMar 28, 2022
Tiffany Suspends Use of Russian Diamonds

The retailer joins Signet Jewelers and Brilliant Earth in refusing to purchase Russian diamonds.

Policies & IssuesMar 25, 2022
UK Sanctions Russian Diamond Miner Alrosa

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced 65 new sanctions Thursday.

Policies & IssuesMar 14, 2022
US Bans Import of Russian Diamonds

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has shared updated guidance on the executive order, which was issued Friday.

Policies & IssuesMar 10, 2022
Open Letter Calls for Heightened Gold Supply Chain Vigilance

Penned by the Global Gold Transparency Initiative, it outlines steps the industry can take to ensure it’s not sourcing Russian gold.

Policies & IssuesMar 09, 2022
Alrosa USA’s Rebecca Foerster Resigns as Diamonds Do Good President

Immediate Past President Anna Martin will step back into the role.

Policies & IssuesMar 08, 2022
De Beers Parent Company Speaks Out Against Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Anglo American is also donating $5 million for humanitarian relief in Ukraine, it said in a statement.

Policies & IssuesMar 07, 2022
Alrosa Steps Down from Responsible Jewellery Council Board

The company is also suspending its membership and halting financial support of the Natural Diamond Council.

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