A panel at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show focused on how changes in technology, consumer demographics, and the customer/producer relationship affect the question of ethical business behaviour.
Diamond mining giant Alrosa is the latest company to become a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). More than 800 companies representing various sectors of the diamond industry have received RJC certification, including De Beers, Dominion Diamond Corp., Rio Tinto, and Lucara Diamond.
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has certified American Gem Society Laboratories (AGS Laboratories) against its 2013 code of practices (COP). “The provisions under the 2013 COP address important issues for our members and their supply chain,” said RJC executive director, Andrew Bone.
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has certified New York-based United Precious Metal Refining (UPMR) against its 2013 Code of Practices (COP). “United Precious Metal Refining is pleased to become a certified member of the RJC, said company president, Vincent Guadagna.
Esperanza diamond is set to be the centrepiece of a display hosted at the Smart Jewelry Show. It joins other stones that are part of the R. Harder Gallery of Gems and Minerals, one of the nation’s largest private collections of minerals and gemstones in their natural form.
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is adding coloured gemstones to it scope of certification. Currently, RJC’s chain of custody initiatives only apply to diamonds, gold, and platinum group metals. The move comes following discussion and collaboration with current members, external stakeholders, and the coloured gemstone sector over the past five years.