Rough emerald crystals from the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. (Reference image by Paweł Maliszczak, Wikimedia Commons).
Jewellery makers Chopard, Kering, LVMH, Richemont, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co. and coloured gemstone mining companies Gemfields and Muzo announced the launching of the Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform.
The free platform is aimed at all companies who are part of the gemstone and jewellery industry, from mining through to cutting and polishing, trading and retailing. It provides resources that can be used to learn more about 40+ sustainability topics relevant for the coloured gemstone sector, from responsible sourcing and due diligence to human rights and labour rights, and environmental protection.