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At Kimberley Process Helm, U.S. May Try to Broaden “Conflict Dia…

Jewelry News | Wed, Mar 7, 2012

We’re not very optimistic that the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme, can still be turned around.  When the KP decided last November to lift the partial ban on Zimbabwean diamonds, its credibility sagged to a new ...

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What Apple Factory Controversy Means For Jewelry Supply Chain

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 21, 2012

We’re in the jewelry business at Brilliant Earth, but we also follow efforts in other industries to improve labor and environmental standards. Lately, there has been a lot of public discussion about working conditions at the Chinese factories that ...

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Global Witness Withdrawal May Be Good News For Diamond Industry Reform

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Looking back at 2011, we’d say that the biggest news story, at least insofar as efforts to reform the diamond industry, was the Kimberley Process’s wrongheaded decision on Zimbabwe. In November, the international diamond certification scheme decided ...

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Improving Standards for Wal-Mart’s Love, Earth® Jewelry

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 22, 2011

One of our chief goals at Brilliant Earth is to mobilize consumer pressure to create changes in the way jewelry is sourced. When other jewelers decide to source their jewelry in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, we applaud that: it ...

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Kimberley Process Approves Marange Exports

Jewelry News | Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Countries belonging to the Kimberley Process, the international system created to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, have been deliberating for more than a month over whether to allow Zimbabwe to export diamonds from the valuable Marange diamond ...

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Jewelry Industry Retains Ability to Exploit Precious Corals

Jewelry News | Thu, Apr 8, 2010

Jewelry producers have escaped an international measure that would have limited their ability to make jewelry out of red and pink corals. Environmentalists had been seeking to protect the corals, a building block of the ocean ecosystem, under a ...

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Mugabe to Kimberley Process: Don’t Try to Stop Us

Jewelry News | Thu, Mar 25, 2010

As a South African monitor arrives in Zimbabwe to assess the human rights situation, a decisive moment looms for the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme whose stated purpose is to combat the problem of conflict ...

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Poll Shows Opposition to Pebble Mine

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 27, 2009

A controversial proposal to build an enormous gold and copper mine in an environmentally-sensitive region of Alaska has run into a roadblock: local opinion. A recent poll by an Anchorage-based research firm has found that 79 percent of residents in ...

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Kimberley Process Reviews Angola

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 29, 2009

Over the past four years, Angola has avoided being scrutinized in the conflict diamond trade, but recent allegations of human rights abuses have plunged this war-torn nation back into the international spotlight.   Last month, investigators for ...

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Death of Ethically Aimed Geologist, Campbell Bridges

Jewelry News | Thu, Aug 27, 2009

On Tuesday August 11, Campbell Bridges, a Scottish geologist best known for discovering the green Tvasorite gem unique to Southern Kenya, was attacked outside of the town of Voi. A mob of approximately twenty men approached the mine owner, his son, ...

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