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

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....

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IGI To Award Prize Toward Sustainability

IGI, the first gemological laboratory to commit to carbon neutrality, is working to unite the industry with a new campaign focused on sustainability. IGI’s “Jewelers on a Mission” initiative invites eligible stores to complete a brief application describing why sustainability is important to their businesses and communities. The winner will receive up to $5,000 in credits toward becoming carbon neutral, and all participants will receive IGI’s playbook and road map for improving...

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Podcast: From Tech Mogul to Lab-Grown Advocate

Lusix, an Israel-based lab-grown diamond company, is expanding its production capabilities amid rising demand for the category, founder Benny Landa told the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. The company currently synthesizes diamonds at its sole operations center in the Israeli city of Rehovot. It uses the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, which bears some similarities to digital printing, the discipline for which Landa is famous....

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SCS Global Services to Officially Launch Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard at Las Vegas Jewelry Week

SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard brings consumer priorities to the forefront as the first in a series of standards aimed at transforming the luxury jewelry market. (PRESS RELEASE) EMERYVILLE, CA — SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards, will officially announce its certification program for the newly released SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard for Trial Use at JCK Las Vegas, the jewelry industry’s premier annual trade ...

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Green Rocks Earns 3-Party Sustainability Rated Diamond Certification

(PRESS RELEASE) AVENTURA, FL — Green Rocks Diamonds, a producer of high-quality created 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 production facility in Nesher, Israel....

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Podcast Episode: Stanley Mathuram

Stanley Mathuram of SCS Global Services joins the show to discuss the company’s foray into diamond sustainability certification. The episode begins with Stanley explaining why SCS is just now getting into diamonds even though the company has provided sustainability certification (more broadly) for jewelry for years. The conversation then moves to how the social versus environmental impact of companies in the diamond industry are considered and weighted in SCS’s framework. Stanley then discusses how the progression of sustainability in the lumber and fishery industries could provide a glimpse of what we see may with diamonds. The conversation concludes with Stanley detailing the diamond...

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LUSIX Granted Sustainability Accreditation

(PRESS RELEASE) REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Following the completion of a comprehensive sustainability audit, laboratory grown diamond producer LUSIX has been accredited, and its rough diamonds have been certified, under the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use. This pilot accreditation confirms that LUSIX’s production operation located in ...

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