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Why Memo is good for the trade

In our security-dominated lifestyle, where completing a simple transaction usually requires a username and password, facial recognition, or some other form of technology, it is almost refreshing to see that the memo — a practice nearly as old as the jewelry industry itself — is alive and well.

Some countries feel Kimberley Process no longer works: NGO

The United States, the European Union, and allied governments—traditionally staunch supporters of the Kimberley Process (KP)—have grown frustrated with the certification scheme and are questioning whether to continue devoting their current level of resources to it, says Hans Merket, a researcher for the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and a member of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition […]