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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Jewelry Industry Summit focuses on standards and harmonization

23 march 2016
The inaugural Jewelry Industry Summit held in the New York from March 11 to 13, closed with commitments to pursue projects including harmonization of various standards and educating workers in the industry.
Large and small companies from across the jewelry pipeline, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of State and other organizations such as banks and accountants, attended the event.
Among the new initiatives is a standards and harmonization committee to align and coordinate existing standards and give companies access to them so that individual firms will not repeat work already accomplished by others in the industry.
Committees will also be set up to tackle education on responsible sourcing and sustainability in the jewelry supply chain.
One of the initiatives, which participants of the event committed to, was to start an artisanal colored-gem mining site project in Brazil that adheres to responsible social, ethical and environment practices, the statement said.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow