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.

Policies & IssuesDec 20, 2023

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.

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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.

Pavel Marinychev new CEO Alrosa
Policies & IssuesJul 25, 2023
Alrosa’s New CEO Lands on US Sanctions List

Pavel Marinychev was appointed as leader of the diamond mining company in May.

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Policies & IssuesJul 24, 2023
IGI Partners with Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

WJI 2030, founded in 2021 by Kering and Cartier, focuses on creating a more sustainable watch and jewelry industry.

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Policies & IssuesJul 14, 2023
Ethical Metalsmiths Partners With Christina T. Miller

The non-profit is offering a discount on the consultant’s new course.

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Policies & IssuesJun 29, 2023
U.S. Sanctions Gold Cos. Allegedly Tied to Russian Mercenary Group

OFAC sanctioned four companies it claims are helping fund the Wagner Group, the organization that just attempted a coup in Russia.

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Policies & IssuesJun 29, 2023
Tiffany & Co. Gets Approval for Net-Zero Emissions Target

The Science Based Targets initiative confirmed the jeweler’s goal is in line with the latest climate science.

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Policies & IssuesJun 14, 2023
‘State of the Art Jewelry Summit’ To Be Held at Harvard

The one-day event is a collaboration between RJC, GIA and the university’s Mineralogical and Geological Museum.

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Policies & IssuesJun 08, 2023
John Hardy Launches Pride Jewelry With ‘White Lotus’ Star

The brand is donating proceeds to an LGBTQ nonprofit.

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Policies & IssuesJun 07, 2023
Experts Discuss Disability Inclusion at WJA’s Las Vegas Breakfast

Members gathered Friday morning at JCK to hear from Diversability founder Tiffany Yu and Molly Kettle of Gamut Management.

Grandview Klein Diamonds and Phillipine Angula Development Investments’ Eros Primary School donations
Policies & IssuesJun 06, 2023
Grandview Klein Diamonds, Local Partners Donate to Primary School

The donation to a school in Namibia included computer equipment, infrastructure repair and sanitary wear.

World Diamond Council President Feriel Zerouki
Policies & IssuesMay 17, 2023
Feriel Zerouki Becomes First Woman to Lead WDC

Zerouki took over as World Diamond Council president Monday, with Ronnie VanderLinden elected vice president.

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Policies & IssuesMay 11, 2023
Ethical Metalsmiths Appoints New President

Christina Malle is a jewelry designer and goldsmith.

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Policies & IssuesMay 03, 2023
From Mine to Met: Event Co-Chair Gives Platform to Responsibly Sourced Gold

Actress Michaela Coel was “dripping in gold” at the Met Gala, wearing jewelry handmade by fellow British-Ghanian artist Emefa Cole.

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Policies & IssuesApr 21, 2023
Diamond Companies Sanctioned, Dealer Charged With Money Laundering

Officials allege a “complex network” of entities helped Nazem Said Ahmad deal in diamonds and artwork in the U.S. despite being sanctioned.

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