The winners, picked by a group of judges and voted as the public’s favorite, will be announced in a webinar on Oct. 11.
The event will be held on Nov. 4 and 5 at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema Building.
It will be held Sept. 6 and 7 at local gallery Balefire Goods.
In honor of the anniversary, Pact’s Mines to Markets Director Cristina Villegas discusses recent expansion and where it goes from here.
Ivette Nersesyan-Stephanopoulos, formerly with GIA, will also serve as vice president of trade services in the market.
Sessions will focus on the balance between the romance of gems and jewelry and the importance of responsible sourcing.
The organization also extended the terms of Vice President Feriel Zerouki and Treasurer Ronnie VanderLinden.
She has nearly 30 years’ experience in the gem and jewelry industry and a background in nonprofit management.
Three industry experts discuss “recycled” gold vs. mined, their challenges and benefits, and how jewelers can navigate the area.
Columbia Gem House will auction pieces from MJSA’s Responsibly Sourced Design Challenge to raise funds for the nonprofit Nest.
The organization began updating its Code of Practices last year, focusing on mining, precious metals, colored gemstones, and labs.
The firm has partnered with the Alliance for Responsible Mining to bring “Certified Sustainability Rated Gold” to the market.
Here’s which factors influence—and which don’t—their purchasing decisions.
Iris Van der Veken has quit while Pandora and Richemont are leaving RJC, citing the council’s soft stance on Russian companies.
Investment in infrastructure, technology and talent help India consolidate its leadership in the global diamond industry.
The company is also suspending its membership and halting financial support of the Natural Diamond Council.
Nonprofit Pure Earth is awarding Malle for her commitment to environmental protection via responsibly sourced materials.
Researchers from SSEF and the University of Zurich wanted to be able to separate the species protected by CITES from those that aren’t.
Gina D’Amato joins with more than 15 years of experience in sustainable development.