“Diamond Matters” & “The impact of Bomb Wreck Jewellery” at Sieraad! Fair Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two impressive exhibitions to be seen at Sieraad! Jewellery Art Fair until 8 November.

“Diamond Matters, from the mines to the jet-set” is the title of the visual document of towards the conflict- or blood diamonds from Africa, amongst others Angola and Sierra Leone. It’s clear that colonialism, exploitation and slavery aren’t abolished at all. So inconvenient questions
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Fair trade in the jewellery industry, luckily now slowly coming..

It’s about mining, social responsibility, chemical-free technology, education, training, creating chances etc.

Starting this weblog “Fair Trade” was my first subject that runs through my mind. With a clear view; What can I personally add to it? & What is the industry doing right now? Let’s start with the industry.

Although the first initiatives by CIBJO, The World
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Political correctness: Cartier provides a new gold standard

A highly interesting article in the Financial Times about the new vision of Cartier towards the social & ethical aspects in the gold mining industry, hoping for a new standard in the nearby future. Please read the whole article at www.ft.com

Source: www.ft.com /jewellery, September 14 2009

..The latest global jeweller to make up a public step
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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