(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON — The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading standards organization of the global jewelry and watch industry, has appointed Satta Matturi, the founder and creative lead of award-winning Matturi Fine Jewellery, to its Board of Directors.
Matturi founded her jewelry brand ‘Matturi Fine Jewellery’ after a 17-year diamond career working in sales and rough diamond valuation. Matturi Fine Jewellery has been featured in numerous global publications such as Vogue, CNN, Vanity Fair, 1843 The Economist and the Financial Times.
In addition to the brand, she manages a consultancy that offers niche tailored services to the industry through rough procurement, polished sourcing, and business advisory. Satta is a regular contributor and speaker at global conferences and webinars as a supporter of good sustainable mineral wealth distribution and promoting producer country beneficiation.
Through her jewelry, Satta aims to dismantle social and economic barriers around access to the jewelry industry, to question traditional practices which no longer serve the needs of stakeholders and to improve diversity at the top level of the industry. She is involved in various mentorship and charitable programs within the wider jewelry and design spaces and in diamond producing countries.
“I’m delighted to be joining the board of the RJC and look forward to contributing to their strategic goals whilst representing the views and needs of diverse stakeholders who are a key part of this industry. I am excited to be part of this journey in supporting a broader and cohesive jewellery industry whilst promoting sustainable and responsible practices that should be accessible to all”, said Satta Matturi, Founder and Creative Lead of Matturi Fine Jewellery.”
“We are pleased to welcome Satta Matturi to RJC’s Board. She, and her brand, represent the values that are close to the RJC’s heart: gender equality, diversity, inclusiveness and the implementation of responsible and sustainable business practices,” said John Hall, RJC interim executive director. “Satta’s wealth of knowledge and experience on these topics and beyond, will further strengthen the RJC’s role in addressing these challenges faced by the industry today.”