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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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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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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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