Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, and acclaimed film director Andrew Morgan reunite for The Diamonds of Botswana, the third Fashionscapes film. The short documentary follows Livia as learns first-hand about the impact of diamond mining in a country that has unearthed some of the worlds most precious stones.
Diamonds Do Good, formerly known as the Diamond Empowerment Fund, announced Friday that it will partner with JCK for the first annual Diamonds Do Good Jewelry Awards.
Edward Asscher, president of Royal Asscher Diamond Company, will take over as president of the World Diamond Council (WDC) in June for a two-year term.
Press release – GemFair was announced by De Beers Group in April 2018 to support the formalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector by raising standards and opening up a new source of ethical diamond supply via De Beers Group’s industry-leading distribution channel.
Press release – Elodie Daguzan is to become the new Executive Director of the World Diamond Council (WDC), following the approval of her appointment by the organization’s Board of Directors. She will officially assume duties on February 1, 2020.
The UK has secured independent membership of the Kimberley Process (KP), enabling it to continue participating in the international rough-diamond trade after the nation leaves the European Union.
The Kimberley Process wrapped up a three-year reform cycle unable to reach an agreement on expanding the definition of what constitutes a “conflict” diamond, an issue it has been debating for nearly a decade.
De Beers has provided its rough-diamond clients and Forevermark partners with guidelines on how to operate in the lab-grown market if they wish to continue tapping into its branding.
Technology company Everledger and Alrosa have launched a WeChat e-commerce pilot that will give Chinese consumers a more transparent and secure mobile diamond buying experience.
New Delhi, India, press release – Despite progress made with capacity-building programs for the artisanal mining sector and KP’s approach to Central African Republic exports, the WDC will continue to advocate for the strengthening of the scope of the Kimberley Process
After seeing success with its pilot program in Tanzania, the Gemological Institute of America will expand distribution of its gem guide for artisanal miners.
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has produced a special report on ethics ahead of its annual congress in Bahrain next month.