Diamonds in The Age of the Consumer

September 11, 2022 – Not all is well in our industry, as the diamond mining sector faces multiple challenges. In South Africa, disaster struck at the Jagersfontein diamond mine when a dam broke, flooding a nearby neighborhood and killing several people. Illegal mining is just one of the many problems the diamond and precious metal […]

Are Memo goods any good?

October 29, 2021– Memo goods… Those are two words that a lot of traders in polished diamonds would rather not utter or hear. After all, once you give goods out on memo, they are out of your available stock, out of your control, and often for a longer period than anticipated – all with an […]

Our greatest opportunity may be mercury

August 25, 2021 – The jewelry industry is at a remarkable moment, facing perhaps one of the most critical choices we’ll ever make. There is an extraordinary opportunity hidden in the problem of mercury pollution in our gold supply chain. 15~20 million artisanal and small-scale gold miners (ASGM) in 70+ countries release 12,000 pounds of […]

Pandora’s false and misleading narrative

May 9, 2021 – On May 7, the leadership of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the World Diamond Council (WDC), CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) called one of the world’s leading fashion jewelry retailers, Pandora, to task for publishing a public statement with […]