March 2022

What We Should Do About Blood Diamonds

Letter from the Editor: A call to action
How do you define blood diamonds? It’s been on consumers’ minds as well, and they are demanding a clear answer from the industry.
Note from the Publisher
Blood diamonds are diamonds involved in torture or slavery. There is no justification for the buying and selling of blood diamonds.
What Should We Do About Blood Diamonds?
Blood Diamonds are diamonds involved in physical torture. Yes, they exist. Are you buying and selling them?
From the World Diamond Council (WDC)
Position of the diamond industry organizations in relation to the Kimberley Process.
From Global Witness
For decades Global Witness has exposed how diamonds and other minerals have fueled armed conflict and human rights abuses.
From the Responsible Jewelery Council (RJC)
The integrity of the jewellery supply chain is the raison d’etre of the RJC.
From De Beers
Industry’s focus must be on building new tools to address new challenges, not tearing down old ones.
From Signet Jewelers Ltd.
Signet’s rigorous approach to transparency ensures every diamond we sell is conflict free and free from human rights abuse.
From Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. remains strongly committed to the responsible sourcing of all our diamonds.
From Alrosa
The diamond industry has always been at the forefront of its supply chain regulation and integrity.
From United States Jewelry Council (USJC)
We appreciate the opportunity to share the steps that the USJC is taking to keep conflict diamonds out of the legitimate diamond and jewelry supply chain.
A Feast for the Senses
New York boutique Atelier d’Emotion is an interactive hub of creativity that offers fragrances and art alongside its jewelry.
US sanctions: FAQ on OFAC and customs regulations
In this FAQ, Rapaport explains the role of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign assets control (OFAC) and customs regulations
Law and Human Rights in the Jewelry Industry
In the pages of this magazine, many jewelry industry authorities have opined about what should be done to solve the problem of human rights abuses in the jewelry supply chain.
Standards to live by: Tools from the RJC
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) provides the industry with tools to step up its commitment to ethical behavior and working conditions.
Rapaport’s social responsibility directory
Rapaport’s social responsibility directory.
Leading the Industry’s Positive Charge
While the diamond sector’s negative side may appear more prominent to the world, there are many companies and organizations making sure diamonds are a force for good.