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DDG ad RJC Collaborate to Encourage Industry Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

The goal is to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.




DDG and RJC development goals

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — In celebration of International Women’s Day, Diamonds Do Good and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) are working together to advance industry action in support of the 17 Goals set out by the United Nations to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

Diamonds Do Good launched a new sustainability section to its platform highlighting the 17 Goals. Under each goal will be curated stories of how industry members address each goal. The first goal featured with today’s launch will be Goal 5, ‘Gender Equality’.

The RJC provides the roadmap for the industry on how operationally to support these goals.
“We encourage sustainability at the heart of our members’ operations through the implementation of the Code of Practices, says Iris Van der Veken, RJC’s executive director. “The U.N.’s call to action provides impetus for this continuous journey”.

“Goal 17 encourages Partnerships,” says Rebecca Foerster, Diamonds Do Good’s president, “Collaborating with the RJC to promote sustainability in the industry is one of many partnerships we encourage moving forward”.

Visit the new section on Diamonds Do Good here.
Visit RJC’s Global Agenda page here.




Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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