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Madagascar Responds to Gemstone Smuggling Problem

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 22, 2008

In response to the recent alleged smuggling of an astounding 1,179-pound rough emerald from Madagascar, the African island nation’s government imposed a ban on the export of all gemstones. While it has continued to haggle over the ...

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Wal-Mart Introduces Love, Earth® Collection

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 22, 2008

Mega retailer Wal-Mart has recently introduced a new collection of gold and silver jewelry that, according to its website, is “made with materials from sources that are committed to protecting the environment” and “designed to ...

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Executive Order Prohibits Trade with Zimbabwe’s Minerals Marketi…

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 1, 2008

President George W. Bush signed an executive order to expand sanctions againstZimbabwe.Theexecutiveorderprohibitsindividualsand entitiesclosely linked withPresident Robert Mugabe to operate with U.S.firms.ItalsoforbidsU.S.residentsandbusinesses from ...

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Claims that Air Zimbabwe used flights to transport diamonds, ivory, an…

Jewelry News | Fri, Jul 25, 2008

China Calls Air Zimbabwe Report a Malicious Rumor   RAPAPORT… China refuted The Age newspaper report out of Australia that claims Air Zimbabwe used flights to transport diamonds, ivory, and gold to Beijing in exchange for weapons.   ...

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Eight Killed at Guyana Diamond Mining Site

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 27, 2008

Reuters and Rapaport are reporting that unknown assailants shot as many as eight people at a remote diamond mining camp in Guyana, burning the bodies afterwards. Criminal gangs operating in the area are known for other similar attacks. They sometimes ...

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Fake Kimberley Process Certificates Surface

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 23, 2008

Rapaport reports that fake Kimberley Process certificates have been identified as a threat to the global tracking system for conflict diamonds. ...

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Q&A: Artisanal Mining

Jewelry News | Wed, May 14, 2008

A Customer Asks…   I’ve been hearing about “artisanal” mining and how it’s a big part of the jewelry industry. What exactly is it? Brilliant Earth Answers. Very few consumers and even retailers know exactly what ...

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Investors Urge Responsible Mining in Guatemala

Jewelry News | Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Shareholders in Canadian mining firm are exercising their influence in support of human rights in Guatemala. A group of shareholders from Canada and Sweden have reached an agreement with Goldcorp Inc., which has agreed to commission an independent ...

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Corporate Responsibility and the Jewelry Sector

Jewelry News | Fri, Apr 25, 2008

Brilliant Earth is currently engaged as part of the Madison Dialogue, a collaborative of companies, nonprofits, advocates and other agencies working towards establishing verified sources of responsible gold, diamonds and other minerals. We are part ...

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Côte d’Ivoire Election Date Set

Jewelry News | Mon, Apr 21, 2008

Rapaport News reports that a date has finally been set for the much-delayed presidential election. Côte d’Ivoire will hold their elections on November 30, 2008. The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire welcomed the news, but ...

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