SCS 007 Sustainable Jewelry Standard to Include Artisanal Gold Mines

Announced by SCS Global Services and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development, and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), a leading global expert on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), today announced their agreement to expand the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Jewelry Standard to include certification of gold from artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM).

Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna Announce “The Jewelry Industry: Perspectives on the Journey to Net Zero,” the Second in Their Collaborative Series Boldly Building the Future

The webinar follows December’s inaugural conversation, Decade of Action: Climate and the Precious Metals Industry.
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February 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - For nearly three decades, governments have united annually in response to the global climate emergency. This international climate cooperation supports science-based action and the development of systems to protect the earth and its environment. The impact of these issues and the directives they dictate is felt across industries, including the jewelry and watch sectors.

Gemological Science International Achieves Global Accreditation As Verifier of Sustainability Rated Diamonds

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NEW YORK, November 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, achieved SCS Global Gem Identification Verification Provider accreditation for its laboratories and offices around the world. All SCS-007 certified diamonds that are graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by GSI, and which have accompanying information on laser inscription, diamond dimensions, and carat weights, can carry the approved Sustainability Rated claim of achievement.

Valley Rose Accredited to Carry Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds

Valley Rose is among the first to join the exclusive group of retailers accredited under the SCS-007 Standard, the first comprehensive, multi-stakeholder sustainability standard developed for the diamond sector
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SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., October 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fine jewelry brand Valley Rose announced today that they have been officially accredited as a retailer under the SCS-007 Jewelry Sustainability Standard, furthering their commitment to creating jewelry that "honors the earth." This achievement, confirmed by neutral third-party certifier, SCS Global Services, allows Valley Rose to sell and fully represent

FTJCo Fine Jewellery Is First Retailer in Canada Accredited to Carry SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - FTJCo Fine Jewellery is the first retailer in Canada to become accredited under the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use. As an accredited retailer, FTJCo is approved to sell and fully represent Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds online as well as in its retail studio in Toronto. The FTJCo accreditation was confirmed by a neutral third-party certifier, SCS Global Services.

Green Rocks™ Laboratory Grown Diamonds Earn Third-Party Sustainability Rated Diamond Certification

Green Rocks Diamonds Company Achieves Accredited Diamond Producer and Handler Status
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AVENTURA, Florida, August 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Green Rocks Diamonds, a producer of gemstone-quality laboratory grown diamonds sold under the Green Rocks™ brand, has been accredited under the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use. This achievement grants Green Rocks the authorization to use the claim of “Certified Sustainability Rated Diamond” on premium diamonds produced in its laboratory facility in Nesher, Israel.

IAC's Upcoming Virtual Conference Convenes Industry Collective to Explore Balancing the Romance of Gold, Diamonds and Jewelry With the Consumer Demand for Sustainability, While Honoring Edward Asscher, Cristina Villegas, and Robert Weldon

Initiatives in Art and Culture continues to celebrate the 11th anniversary year of its International Gold and Diamond Conference with the virtual presentation of a new award for extraordinary contributions to the industry and of its award for Leadership
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July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - New Realities, Future Promise, the Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 11th annual international conference on gold and diamonds, will be held from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT Tuesday through Thursday, on July 13-15, 2021. For this year’s conference, IAC’s focus is on the twin imperatives of our time.

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

Dell’s New Jewelry Line Helps Consumers Visualize E-Waste Impacts


Every year 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide, but only 12.5 percent of that ends up being repurposed in other products. To narrow this gap and raise awareness on the growing issue among consumers, companies are coming up with creative ways to close the loop.

Project Scientist Girls Learn STEM: From Roller Coasters To Cable Jewelry

Time Warner Cable teaches the STEM Behind Speed & Style
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By Nichie Wilson, Events Manager

On January 23, Time Warner Cable partnered with Project Scientist to teach more than 50 young girls about the science and engineering behind one of the world’s top 10 tallest and fastest new giga coaster, the new Fury 325.


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