Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tennessee Jeweler Sues Competitor for Defamation

The ugly battle between Nashville, Tenn., jewelers has just gotten uglier.

Nashville-based Genesis Diamonds is suing a competing jewelry store, involved in a critical TV broadcast last month, for allegedly making “false and malicious statements” to shoppers who inquired about the three-store chain. 

Nashville-based Genesis Diamonds is suing a competing jewelry store, involved in a critical TV broadcast last month, for allegedly making “false and malicious statements” to shoppers who inquired about the three-store chain.

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CIBJO President Talks Sustainability at Sustainable Pearls Forum in Hong Kong

CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri talked sustainability in the cultured pearl sector on June 21 in Hong Kong as part of the Sustainable Pearls Forum. Cavalieri urged attendees to recognize a comprehensive approach to address economic, environmental, and social responsibilities such as using resources efficiently so that business can prosper long term. Attendees and other presenters included Jacques Christophe Branellec of Jewelmer, Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls, and James Paspaley of Paspaley, among others.

Gaetano Cavalieri met with pearl industry members recently to address economic, environmental, and social elements of the pearl industry, including a framework for sustainability.

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Alrosa Issues New Ethical Guidelines for Buyers

Russian diamond miner Alrosa is asking its buyers to adhere to new guidelines that demonstrate ethical and responsible business practices.

The new guidelines, which are part of a new initiative called the Alrosa Alliance, require buyers to: 

– Share the objectives and principles of the Kimberley Process and inform business partners that diamonds they trade are conflict-free.

– Operate in accordance with the principles of lawful and fair competition, anticorruption, anti–money laundering, financial transparency, and information disclosure. 

Russian diamond miner Alrosa is asking its buyers to adhere to new guidelines that demonstrate ethical and responsible business practices.

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Responsible Jewellery Council Names New CEO

Ashish Deo, a consumer and luxury brand specialist who served most recently as commercial director for the Fairtrade Foundation, has been appointed chief executive officer of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

He replaces Michael Rae, who was CEO for seven years and resigned in November. Chief operations officer Catherine Sproule has been serving as interim CEO.

Ashish Deo, a consumer and luxury brand specialist who served most recently as commercial director for the Fairtrade Foundation, has been appointed chief executive officer of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

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