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Diamond Development Initiative releases Artisanal Diamond Standards

April 29, 2016

In 2013 the Jeweltree Foundation and the Diamond Development Initiative together set the standards for Development Diamonds from Sierra Leone to enter the market.

With some setback due to ebola and local logistics we are pleased to now see Artisanal mined diamond standards having been further developed.
“The standards and responsible sourcing protocols that currently exist in the diamond industry are generally aimed at large-scale industrial mining, concessionaires and other entities that operate in a more formalized manner. These existing protocols neither reach the artisanal and small-scale diamond mining sector, nor do they fully address their specific conditions. Without a dedicated focus on artisanal and small-scale diamond mining, initiatives to promote responsible jewellery supply chains will continue to be undermined by their limited applicability to the large number of diamonds produced by this sector.

The Maendeleo Diamond Standards overcome this challenge by underwriting a transparent certification process tailored for artisanal and small-scale diamond miners. These Standards complement existing protocols by extending and adapting them to the particular needs of the miners and their conditions. The Maendeleo Diamond Standards are also designed to build a bridge between this sector and existing responsible supply chains. As a result, artisanal and small-scale diamond miners have access to new markets for the diamonds they produce and the world diamond market will have access to a supply of responsibly sourced artisanally mined diamonds.”

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Traceability Procedures Nineteen48 and Crown Gems

May 18, 2015

Traceability Procedures between Nineteen48, Crown Gems and Jeweltree.
The following documents and procedures are requested from our Network Partners Nineteen48 in the UK and Crown Gems in Sri Lanka (www.nineteen48.com) before issuing a Jeweltree Certificate.

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Audit Criteria Polishing Centres

May 7, 2014

List of Questions. Based on international obligations and international best practices.

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Toolkit Small Scale Mining

May 7, 2014

Human Rights and Environmental Toolkit for Small Scale Mining.
Voluntary due diligence guidlines to proceed to Jeweltree Certification.

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Toolkit Artisanal Mining

May 7, 2014

Human Rights’ and environmental toolkit for buyers of artisanal diamonds.

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Development as Freedom

April 4, 2014

THE DESIRE FOR WEALTH IS NOT FOR WEALTH. IT IS FOR THE MEANS OF FREEDOM AND BENEFIT.

Progress and development rise from the abolishment of restrictions.
Freedom is not restricted to the rich and wealthy. Poverty is not just a lack of money but also a general lack in possibilities for people to live the life they want.

 

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