The first session is scheduled for Jan. 19 and focuses on addressing racial justice and confronting one’s biases.
The event will be held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as part of its upcoming trade show.
Starting in January, the Black in Jewelry Coalition will host webinars on addressing racial injustice and encountering racism in retail.
For the first time, it will also venture into the watch world.
It is the organization’s first contest and was created to celebrate Black love and jewelry design.
The jeweler is pledging $2 million in scholarship funding for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“Brilliant & Black: A Jewelry Renaissance” will feature works from 20-plus jewelry designers from the 1950s to present day.
“California Jewels” will feature six of Smith’s pieces, bought at his Greenwich Village store by a friend and collector.
From inclusivity in the workplace to climate change, these are the issues the jewelry giant is prioritizing.
Its colorful window displays support inclusion and benefit the Black in Jewelry Coalition.
Originally intended for two Black aspiring jewelry professionals, three individuals will have their gemology education fully funded.
They are: Marvin Linares, Malyia McNaughton, Jameel Mohammed, Constance Polamalu, Lisette Scott, and Dorian Webb.
They will receive $500 each in sample production resources as well as mentorship and business incubation.
The diamond miner and marketer has extended its partnership with UN Women for an additional five years.
National Jeweler breaks down the results of its recent employee-focused survey on diversity, which paints a different picture than the survey taken by employers.
Women hold 42 percent of the jeweler’s senior management positions and 82 percent of employees represent gender or ethnic diversity.
A total of 50 brands will benefit from the program that aims to provide jewelry designers entry to the fine jewelry world through diamond financing.
National Jeweler breaks down the results of the survey on diversity in the fine jewelry industry that it conducted in partnership with Jewelers of America.