Namdeb contract mining in Luderitz, Namibia | Print |

Since 1999, Namdeb has used small-scale mining contractors to mine isolated and geographically dispersed small deposits on land and in the shallow marine environment. The objectives of this initiative are to mine diamonds responsibly, share wealth more broadly and provide local employment.

The Cullinan Jewellery School, South Africa | Print |

Established as a joint venture with the Cullinan Mine in 2001, the Cullinan Jewellery School is South Africa’s first jewellery design and manufacturing skills transfer project. Historically disadvantaged individuals enroll at a tertiary level and receive training that allows them to either find employment in the formal jewellery sector or to start their own jewellery manufacturing and retailing businesses.

Fair Trade Jewellery Conference | Print |

The Rapaport Group, owned by diamantaire Martin Rapaport, has taken steps to advance awareness of jewellery as a sustainable economic force. Sponsored the Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference at the JCK Show in Las Vegas, it aimed to promote greater industry awareness of fair trade jewellery, with leading members of the jewellery trade debating the potential for the development of fair trade jewellery products and the establishment of fair trade jewellery standards.

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