What ever is going on with the politics of Colored Gemstones. Dana Schorr gives his unfettered opinion on recent developments. I am writing today regarding a study titled Responsible Sourcing of Colored Gemstones. This study is posted on the website of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) and prepared in partnership with Richemont (a Switzerland-basedRead More
By Marc Choyt, FJA USA The first feedback period for ARM and FLO’s proposed standards to mass balance or dilute the fairtrade gold content in the product composition of jewellery is over. We are not certain what the decision will be, but clearly we are a major turning point that will determine the fate ofRead More
The Shakespearean Acting of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance For Responsible Mining (ARM). Comic or Tragic?
Marc Choyt, Director of Fair Jewelry Action USA, muses on current events and responds to letters from ARM and RJC. In June and July over a hundred and fifty jewelers and civil society members signed the Fair Jewelry Action (FJA) and Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) letter to the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) andRead More
Artisan Wedding Rings