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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 & IssuesMar 27, 2024
Mercury Free Mining Hires Bernadette Mack

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

Policies & IssuesApr 11, 2024

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 & 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.

April Is Diamonds Do Good Month
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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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 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.

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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.

Columbia Gem House fundraiser
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.

Jewelers of America Fly-In 2023
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.

Diamonds Do Good 2023 scholarship winners Monique Chapman and Johanna Stewart
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.

Ethical Metalsmiths’ promotion for Christina T. Miller Sustainable Jewelry Consulting course "Foundations for Sustainable Jewelry Practices.”
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.

Interior of Tiffany & Co. The Landmark flagship
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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