The new portal will share information on responsible platinum sourcing and how it’s used beyond jewelry.
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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.
AGTA Forms Committee to Standardize Industry ‘Sustainability’ Terms
Its focus are words like “sustainability,” “ethics,” and “responsible sourcing.”
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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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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Grandview Klein Names Chief Communications, Sustainability Officer
Industry veteran Brandee Dallow will take on the role early next year.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Satta Matturi Joins RJC Board
The jewelry designer founded her eponymous brand in 2015 after nearly two decades in the diamond industry.
U.S. Expands Sanctions to Russian Gold
The U.K, Canada, and Japan have also banned the import of gold originating from Russia.
RJC Elects New Member Forum Representatives
The elections took place at the organization’s recent annual general meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tiffany Suspends Use of Russian Diamonds
The retailer joins Signet Jewelers and Brilliant Earth in refusing to purchase Russian diamonds.
UK Sanctions Russian Diamond Miner Alrosa
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced 65 new sanctions Thursday.
US Bans Import of Russian Diamonds
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has shared updated guidance on the executive order, which was issued Friday.
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.
Alrosa USA’s Rebecca Foerster Resigns as Diamonds Do Good President
Immediate Past President Anna Martin will step back into the role.
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.
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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