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Jewelry Industry Summit Unveils Speaker List

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RAPAPORT… The Jewelry Industry Summit has released its roster of speakers who will participate in the three-day forum…

Fair-Trade Activist Greg Valerio Awarded MBE in 2016 Honours List

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RAPAPORT… Fair-trade activist and jeweler Greg Valerio was included in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for 2016,…

UAE’s Ministry of Economy, DMCC Sign Pact to Supervise Rough Trade

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RAPAPORT… The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) have…

Ahmed Bin Sulayem Appointed UAE’s Kimberley Process Chair

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RAPAPORT… The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Economy has appointed Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of the Dubai…

Jewelry Industry Summit on Responsible Sourcing Starts Registration

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RAPAPORT… The Jewelry Industry Summit, a forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, has opened registration for the event,…

Pope Warns Africa’s Illegal Diamond Trade Abets Crime, Terrorism

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RAPAPORT… Pope Francis has warned Africa’s illegal trade in diamonds and other precious resources abets criminal activities and…

WDC Seeks Amnesty’s Help to Resume Trade with Central African Republic

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RAPAPORT… World Diamond Council’s president Edward Asscher called on Amnesty International to return to the Kimberley Process (KP)…

Civil Society Coalition to Boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s Chairmanship

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RAPAPORT… The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) will boycott next year’s Kimberley Process (KP) in response to…

Fairtrade Activist and U.K. Jeweler Valerio Debuts Socially Conscious Brand

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RAPAPORT… Fairtrade activist and U.K. jeweler Greg Valerio has introduced a new brand that is touted as luxury…

WDC Adds to Criticism of Amnesty CAR Report

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RAPAPORT… The World Diamond Council (WDC) has become the latest body to come out against a recent Amnesty…