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Cote d'Ivoire Resumes Diamond Trade With Belgian Help
December 16, 2014

Press Release: In 2003, the UN imposed sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire, forbidding the country to trade diamonds. Now that political calm has returned, Belgium’s FPS Foreign Affairs and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) are helping the government set up a monitoring
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World Diamond Council Reiterates Call For Unity in Industry
December 16, 2014

Press Release: On an ongoing basis, a united leadership across the diamond industry is more inclined than ever before to continue formulating and implementing improved ethical business standards, said Edward Asscher, the president of the World Diamond Council (WDC),
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Forevermark CEO Hails India's Growth As Diamond Consumer
December 11, 2014

Press Release: The following are the remarks made by Stephen Lussier, the CEO of Forevermark and executive vice president of marketing for the De Beers Group of Companies.Honorable Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Honorable South African Minis
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AWDC Wins Best Belgian Sustainability Report Award
December 3, 2014

Press Release: The 16th edition of the award ceremony for Best Belgian Sustainability Report took place on December 2, 2014. The Award is an initiative of the Belgian Institute of Registered Auditors and encourages and rewards companies and organizations that, next to reporti
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WDC Campaigns for Strengthened Kimberley Process
November 17, 2014

Press Release: The strengthening of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme stood atop the agenda of the delegation of the World Diamond Council (WDC), which joined representatives of governments from more than 50 countries and civil society NGOs at the four-day Kimberley Proce
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DDI to Manage Kimberley Process Technical Assistance
November 4, 2014

RAPAPORT... The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) began coordinating the technical assistance function of the Kimberley Process with the financial assistance from Signet Jew
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Hoover & Strong to Stock Fairmined Gold in January
October 24, 2014

Press Release: After three successful purchases of Fairmined gold from AURELSA, a Fairmined certified mining community in Relave, Peru, independent U.S. jewelers and Hoover & Strong commit to a new sourcing model. Hoover & Strong will purchase and stock Fairmined gold i
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Fairtrade Gold Launches in Switzerland
October 23, 2014

RAPAPORT... Max Havelaar Switzerland began to offer Fairtrade gold jewelry today, joining a number of Fairtrade markets where labeled and traceable Fairtrade gold jewelry
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Major Industry Groups Back Jewellery Ethics Committee U.K.
October 7, 2014

Press Release: Industry leaders from the major trade associations and buying groups in the U.K. and Ireland have come together to take a lead on issues of ethics and corporate social responsibility across the jewelry industry by backing the work of the Jewellery Ethics Com
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RJC Recognizes Fairmined Standard 2.0
September 23, 2014

RAPAPORT... The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) jointly announced that Fairmined Standard v.2.0 is recognized under the&n
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