OCTOBER 2, 2019: In the report, the Diamond Commission President calls for the creation agree-to rules of engagement between the natural diamond and laboratory-grown diamond sectors in marketing their products, and warns about a readiness to pitch one as being more ethical or environmentally acceptable than the other.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019: The report examines the increasing readiness of national authorities, particularly in the United States, to examine the integrity of the gold supply chain. It also provides an overview of supply, demand and their effect on prices in the gold, platinum, palladium and silver markets.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019: The report looks at CIBJO's new Responsible Sourcing Blue Book, which defines a universally agreed-to set of recommended responsible sourcing principles, which can be applied by all members of the greater jewellery industry, at their own pace.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019: ACommunicating predominantly via the social media, studies show that Generation Z is more environmentally conscious and gender neutral than any generation that preceded it. It celebrates authenticity, diversity and human imperfection.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019: A growing percentage of the jewellery, gemstone and precious metals industries have taken steps in recent years to implement sustainable and responsible sourcing principles in their businesses. But many smaller participants find it challenging to follow suit. The technologies discussed are largely being developed to address their challenges.
AUGUST 12, 2019: All participants in the jewellery and gemstone value chain will need to come to terms with the fact that basic due diligence demonstrating that they are sourcing their supply responsibly is becoming is a regular requirement for doing business, said the CIBJO President.
JULY 15, 2019: Speaking at the 2019 Global Multi-Stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue, Tiffany Stevens stressed that, for a cultured pearl farm to become an economically sustainable asset, it is essential that it also be operated in an environmentally sustainable manner.