In this video presentation, leading members of the diamond and jewelry industry discuss how to improve responsible sourcing. The roundtable discussion, hosted by Martin Rapaport, the chairman of the Rapaport Group, addresses practical ways to ensure the legitimacy of products, while acknowledging the role international trade organizations can play in protecting the integrity of the diamond and jewelry industry.
In addition to Rapaport, panelists included Edward Asscher, representing the World Diamond Council,
David Bouffard of Signet Jewelers,
Eric Braunwart of Columbia Gemhouse,
James Courage of the Responsible Jewellery Council,
Cecilia Gardner of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee,
Dorothee Gizenga of the Diamond Development Initiative,
Mark Hanna of Richline Group,
Douglas Hucker of the American Gem Trade Association,
Erik Jens of ABN Amro,
Stephen Lussier of Forevermark,
Alex Popov, representing the World Federation of Diamond Bourses,
Kenneth Porter of Alliance for Responsible Mining and
Ronnie VanderLinden, representing the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America.