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Fairtrade Gold Explores Aligning Standards With International Regulations
September 15, 2014

Press Release: Fairtrade International has launched a public consultation on its standard for gold and associated precious metals for artisanal and small-scale mining to explore how Fairtrade can best tackle new regulation and legislation in the gold industry. The aim is
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GIA Names Andrews to Oversee Ethics & Compliance
September 9, 2014

RAPAPORT... The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) appointed Katherine Palmer Andrews as vice president of ethics and compliance, a new role within the organization. Andrew
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Diamond Execs. to Tour Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Center
September 8, 2014

(RAPAPORT) APA: Diamond executives from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are expected to tour the Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre (ZDTC) th
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Botswana to Inaugurate Diamond Mine on Bushmen Ancestral Land
September 4, 2014

RAPAPORT... Survival International condemned Botswana for opening a diamond mine on Bushmen ancestral land, nearly a decade after the government stated there were no plans to mi
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Businesses Back Fairtrade Foundation's Bridal Campaign
August 29, 2014

Press Release: Retailers, jewelers, designers, goldsmiths and casting houses have signed up to take part in the Fairtrade Foundation’s bridal campaign "I Do" in the U.K. next spring 2015.Encouraging British couples to choose Fairtrade gold when they get married, the camp
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Rubel & Ménasché Supports DDI International
August 25, 2014

Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) International is very pleased to announce a financial contribution to its work from Rubel & Ménasché.The Rubel & Ménasché grant will provide general support, assisting DDI in several projects no
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Mumbai Bourse Eager to Hold Rough Diamond Viewings
August 17, 2014

RAPAPORT... The Bharat Diamond Bourse, located in Mumbai, India, is the world’s largest diamond bourse. The exchange was founded in 2010 and is led by, Anoop Mehta, who serves as its president.
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Zimbabwe to Collect Diamond Revenue at Point of Sale
August 6, 2014

RAPAPORT... Zimbabwe's Mines and Mining Development Minister, Walter Chidhakwa, told a parliamentary portfolio committee that the government will now collect its share of diamond rev
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One-Hundred Goldsmiths Apply for Fairtrade Registration
August 4, 2014

Press Release: One hundred small jewelers have applied to register as Fairtrade Gold goldsmiths in just three months of the new scheme, with a potential collective clout to deliver $100,000 in fair trade premium back to artisanal and small scale mining communit
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Leading Britain Casting Houses Offer Fairtrade Gold
July 28, 2014

Press Release: Five of Britain’s leading casting houses supplying semi-finished gold product to the jewelry trade are proud to include Fairtrade gold and precious metals as part of their offering. The landmark move means that everyone in the jewelry industry, large or sm
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