Hong Kong September Fair reaffirms commitment to jewellery trade

Industry leaders attested to the September Fair’s role as the world’s top B2B sourcing event as they called for closer multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle ongoing challenges.

20 september 2019

Lucara unearths 123 ct gem quality diamond at Botswana mine

Lucara Diamond has recovered a 123 carat gem quality top white Type II diamond from its wholly-owned Karowe mine, in Botswana.

20 september 2019

JNADC fetes winners and finalists of 2018/19 edition

JNA recognised the winners and finalists of its inaugural JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 in a prize presentation ceremony during the Fair Reception of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition...

20 september 2019

CIBJO releases an overview of its 'Responsible Sourcing Blue Book'

CIBJO has released an overview of its Responsible Sourcing Blue Book. The Book defines a universally agreed-to set of recommended responsible sourcing principles that can be applied by all members of the jewelry industry.

20 september 2019

Stornoway Common Shares and Convertible Debentures to be Delisted From TSX

Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced that it has received notice that the Continued Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has determined to delist the Corporation’s common shares and convertible debentures effective...

20 september 2019

Raising the bar for ethical trading in the world’s largest diamond jewelry market

02 september 2019
(worlddiamondcouncil.org) - Dear friends, when the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was launched officially on January 1, 2003, it created for the first time in our industry’s history an ethical threshold that could be universally enforced. While limited to rough diamonds involved in the financing of civil conflict, it was fair to say that the Rubicon had been crossed. A network of governments, with the full support of industry and civil society, had ruled that from that point forward only diamonds meeting a minimum standard could be traded legitimately. But already then, the World Diamond Council (WDC) decided to raise the bar. While the KPCS applied to only to rough diamonds, the WDC’s System of Warranties (SoW) extended the non-conflict guarantee into the polished diamond sector. While voluntarily applied, the SoW declaration became a standard feature on B2B invoices and memos issued throughout the trade.