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Andrew Bone steps down as Responsible Jewellery Council executive director

Andrew Bone steps down as Responsible Jewellery Council executive director

Andrew Bone will be stepping down from his position as executive director of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), effective March 27 2019. Bone has been executive director of the RJC since the spring of 2015. Under his leadership, RJC membership has doubled and the foundations have been laid down for sustainable growth in the future.

RJC appoints director of business development

The Responsible Jewellery Council has appointed a director of business development to help expand its expertise and drive growth for the organisation. Edward Johnson joins the RJC from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he worked to establish GIA’s presence in the UK and further expand it across Europe from 2015 as director of

Shoppers are avoiding unethical jewellery brands

Consumers are increasingly shunning brands they think have the “wrong values”, new research reveals. According to Real World Insight, two in five consumers say that they have either stopped using or never use a brand if they do not agree with their values or behaviour. In addition, the study which set out to highlight the

Editor’s View: The only way is ethics

Yesterday I attended the Fair Luxury conference at the Birmingham Assay Office and I had a fantastic time. Not only were the talks great and delivered by interesting figures, but the conversations taking place during the coffee breaks between people in our industry who are passionate about making it the best it can be were

RJC and ARM renew formal relationship to strength jewellery supply chains

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting and facilitating responsible jewellery supply chains. RJC and ARM share objectives to promote responsible precious metals supply chains, and will continue working together to ensure their standards and assurance models are

De Beers launches pilot third party rough diamond selling auction service

The De Beers Group of Companies today announced that its Auction Sales business will launch a limited scope service pilot offering diamond businesses the opportunity to sell certain types of rough diamonds on its online auction platform. The service will only be available to those diamond businesses that adhere to the De Beers Auction Sales

RJC announces new chairman and board following AGM at JCK

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) elected Dr. Wilfried Hoerner (Argor Heraeus SA) as its new chairman of the board, and re-appointed Mr. Mark Jenkins (Signet Jewelers Ltd) as honorary secretary, at its 2016 Annual General Meeting held on 5 June at JCK Las Vegas. This was the first time the RJC has held its AGM

RJC announces expansion into gemstone initiative at Baselworld

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a review of its scope to include coloured gemstones. The initiative is the result of discussion and collaboration with the organisation’s current membership, external stakeholders and the coloured gemstone sector over the past five years. Board of directors chairman of the RJC, Charles Chaussepied, says: “We’ve had an

The De Beers Group of Companies secures RJC certification

The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced that The De Beers Group of Companies (“De Beers”) has achieved certification against the 2013 Code of Practices (COP). The 2013 COP was released in November 2013. Andrew Bone, RJC’s executive director, says: “It is a pleasure to announce De Beers has been certified against the 2013 COP. The

WDC names Andrey Polyakov vice president

The World Diamond Council (WDC) concluded its 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Moscow, Russia, in which the WDC Board unanimously approved Andrey Polyakov of Alrosa as vice president of the WDC. Polyakov, vice president for Arosa, fills the position left vacant by Andrew Bone’s recent retirement from De Beers and the WDC Board. Per