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3006, 2014

New World Diamond Council President: I’m “an Angry Young Man”

Edward Asscher, the fifth-generation diamantaire who heads the Royal Asscher Co. in the Netherlands, was elected president of the World Diamond Council last month. He is the first president to [...]

1706, 2014

Does Kimberley Process monitor cut diamonds?

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1306, 2014

What the Big Jewelry Chains Said About Conflict Minerals

As the result of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, public companies have had to file reports over the last month disclosing whether they [...]

706, 2014

Can the DEF Convince Consumers That Diamonds Do Good?

There has been a lot of talk about the need for the diamond industry—particularly big miners and retailers—to act collectively to promote diamonds generically, like De Beers used to. Five [...]

1705, 2014

Interview With the State Department Advisor on Conflict Diamonds Ashley Orbach

Ashley K. Orbach was appointed special advisor for conflict diamonds for the U.S. Department of State earlier this year, which means she represents the United States in front of the [...]

1303, 2014

Exit Interview With Ex-Special Advisor on Conflict Diamonds

Brad Brooks-Rubin has led the US State Department's conflict diamond desk for 4 and 1/2 years, and is moving on. He recently talked with JCK magazine about the controversies during [...]

1303, 2014

Mystery Shopper: Asking About Conflict Diamonds

Last week, JCK posted an article where their writers mystery shopped five jewelers. Rob Bates, Senior Editor, went to the Tiffany flagship store in midtown Manhattan. During his discussion with three of the Tiffany staff members, he asked about conflict diamonds, and got three different answers.