New membership applications and audit reports submitted after 11 November 2022, will be reviewed in 2023. We will aim to review all membership applications and audit reports received before 11 November in 2022. Please note that the RJC offices will close on 23 December 2022 and reopen on 3 January 2023.

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COP 27: What’s at stake?

From 7-17 November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27), with a view to build on previous successes and pave the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the climate emergency.

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Jewellery market structure: India gold market series

India’s gold market is steeped in tradition and still highly fragmented. However, over the last few years the industry has become more organised and regulated. Although small independent retailers still dominate the landscape, the market share of chain stores (national and regional) has increased steadily during the last decade.

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Pink diamond found in Angola believed to be largest in 300 years

A rare pink diamond discovered in Angola is thought to be the largest of its kind to be found in 300 years.

The 170-carat stone, which weighs just 34 grams, has been named the ‘Lulo Rose’, after the alluvial mine where it was discovered. Alluvial means that the stones are recovered from a river bed.

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Diamonds Do Good – Next Gen Awards

Diamonds do good – Press Release – Next Gen awards  New York, NY; April 12, 2022– Recognizing the next generation of leaders in the industry, global

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NONPROFIT PURE EARTH WORKS WITH JEWELRY INDUSTRY ON MERCURY-FREE GOLD MINING SOLUTION

Read this article by Jen Marracino, Senior Development Director at Pure Earth and Magdalene Sim, Director, Communications, Pure Earth. This article gives a background to the impact on communities of using mercury in gold mining. It explores the relationship between the jewellery industry and Mercury-Free gold mining solutions, particularly the role of Pure Earth, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), and the Fairmined initiative.

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Growth, Unity & Equality: Rebecca Foerster

To celebrate the partnership between Diamonds Do Good and Responsible Jewellery Council, we spoke with Rebecca Foerster, President, to understand more about the organisation, their ongoing commitment to empowering people in natural diamond growing communities, and the impact their work has on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Minera Yanaquihua SAC Recertification

Minera Yanaquihua SAC has achieved recertification to the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Code of Conduct as well as certification to the RJC Chain-of-Custody standard, as

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Emergency action needed for vulnerable artisanal and small-scale mining communities and supply chains

As the corona virus sweeps the globe, affecting the health and lives of millions, the pandemic is wreaking further economic havoc on the lives of artisanal, small scale miners and their communities. Around 83 per cent of the world’s mining workforce relies on these mines for their livelihood. That comes to roughly 40.5 million people. These people were vulnerable before the corona pandemic and even more so now.