The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) recently said that it is planning to approach the United Nations (UN) over the impasse on the redefinition of conflict diamonds and the principles of responsible sourcing.
‘Create Beautiful’ video released in Cannes at the occasion of the launch of the Progress Report.
Alrosa has unveiled a new diamond tracking system that uses nanotechnology to engrave gems, potentially allowing them to be traced from the mine all the way to the consumer.
Hans Merket, a researcher with the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), says he didn’t go into Tanzania expecting to learn about people getting hurt and killed. His group simply wanted to measure how mines were viewed by surrounding communities.
With continuing resistance to reforming of Kimberley Process, WDC President warns of marketplace with two diamond value chains
Press release – “In the not-too-distant future, there will be a difference between rough diamonds that can be guaranteed to have fulfilled the consumers’ demands and expectations, and other diamonds,” said Edward Asscher, President of the World Diamond Council (WDC), speaking today during the closing session of the 2021 Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process […]
According to reports coming out of the American wholesale and retail market, goods have been flying off the shelves in recent months. The reports were corroborated by Bain & Co., which in May updated its earlier predictions about the diamond and diamond jewelry market recovery with a much more optimistic scenario: the market is already […]
Press release – With consumers demanding greater accountability and sustainability, the Kimberley Process must not be left behind, WDC President declares.
June 3 Editorial – You will have certainly noticed that we have knowingly failed to communicate the exchanges pitting Pandora against certain stakeholders in the natural diamond industry.
As Pandora moves away from mined diamonds, here’s why the conversation needs to shift from personal preference to consumer education.
Just about everyone in the jewelry trade—as opposed to just about everyone in the consumer media—agrees that Pandora’s decision to stop carrying natural diamonds and launch a lab-grown line was no big deal.
Press release – Will support members to help measure and report on progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Sets clear ambition to drive the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and appoints a select group of industry leaders.
What is a natural diamond if it doesn’t have a social purpose? Let’s take the biggest brand and ask the killer question; “what, if anything, do De Beers and their ForeverMark brand really stand for?” …The answer may inspire you.