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Responsible Jewellery Council Names Trade Reps

May 9, 2021 8:04 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has elected eight trade members to lead forums representing different parts of the supply chain.

The group chose the new forum representatives at its virtual annual general meeting (AGM) on May 5, the RJC said last week. They will work closely with RJC executive director Iris Van Der Veken to expand responsible practices across the global jewelry and watch supply chain.

The new forum representatives are:

Ayesha Hira of Lucara Diamond Corp., diamond, colored stones and/or precious metals producer forum.
Didier Backaert of Bonas & Co., diamond and/or colored stones traders, cutter and polishers forum.
Ivana Ciabatti of Italpreziosi, precious metals traders, refiners and/or hedgers forum.
Giorgio Bodei of Pomellato and Punit Mehta of DNJ Creation, jewelry manufacturer or wholesaler forum.
Isabelle Poly of Piaget and Jaeger LeCoultre, jewelry retailer forum.
Debbie Azar of Gemological Science International (GSI), service industries forum.
Michael Lerche of the Plumb Club, trade association forum.

David Bouffard, Signet’s vice president of corporate affairs, will continue as chairman, while Peter Karakchiev from Alrosa will retain the role of vice chair.

Image: David Bouffard. (Responsible Jewellery Council)
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