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Arts Group Rewards Ethical Jewelry Practices

Apr 9, 2018 7:07 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) will present its first Responsible Practice in Jewelry Leadership Award to Toby Pomeroy.

The award recognizes a member of the jewelry industry who has made a significant contribution to ethical sourcing and responsible practices in the trade. 

Pomeroy (pictured) is a designer and goldsmith, as well as the founder of an Oregon-based sustainable-jewelry brand that bears his name. He is also an activist for social and environmental responsibility in the jewelry industry. He is on the board of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) — which created the Fairmined Gold Standard — and founded the Mercury Free Mining Challenge, a global call to engineers, scientists and academics to discover a safe, effective alternative to mercury. 

“Toby epitomizes the kind of person for whom we created the award, and we are honored and delighted to be conferring it on him at the event,” said selection committee co-chairs Lisa Koenigsberg, president of the IAC, and Christina Miller, cofounder and former director of Ethical Metalsmiths.

Pomeroy will receive the award at IAC’s Eighth Annual International Gold Conference, which will take place April 12 to 13 at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
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