In a world where transparency is more and more the standard, our business must address the lab grading issue willingly

Jeweler-Designer Arnaud Flambeau started his career in the jewelry business in 1993 at European Gold Company CLAL as Key Account Manager for the Jewelry Division, where he was in charge of international brands like Cartier or VCA and their subcontractors...


Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

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01 june 2018

Diamond Empowerment Fund receives funding from JCK Fund

13 march 2018
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has received a $100,000 grant for its “Diamonds Do Good” initiative from the JCK Industry Fund which helped launch the program three years ago.
JCK has again provided funding for the campaign, aimed at informing consumers about the industry’s contributions to society.
“Putting forward a positive narrative surrounding diamonds is essential,” said Anna Martin, president of DEF and senior vice president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). “Sharing these stories is not only good for business, it is a responsibility for the entire industry.”
Consumers are 75% more likely to buy a diamond after reading positive stories about the trade, such as how it gives back to society, according to research cited by the DEF. Based on this information, the initiative implements a storytelling format that reaches consumers using targeted online advertising and social media.
JCK will present the check to the DEF in May at the annual Diamonds Do Good Awards at JCK Las Vegas.


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