“Diamonds from Sierra Leone”, by Kanye West

What an impressive mixture!

Recently I placed this video on my blog, but I took it away because I was constantly thinking “Why has this beautiful video clip and beautiful music, that starts with such an amazing text, has such a hollow lyrics of the real song?” Now I am placing it back on the blog,
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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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