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[PDF] Tarnished Gold: Assessing the jewelry industry’s progress on ethical sourcing of metals

Author: Earthworks, Published on: 10 February 2010

This report is an evaluation of the efforts made by jewelers towards responsible sourcing of precious metals. It is based on responses to a survey sent to the jewelers that had signed on to the Golden Rules by mid-February 2009 and to other large jewelry retailers who sold jewelry worth more than $100 million…Based on their self-reporting to the No Dirty Gold campaign, these jewelers were graded in terms of progress made towards sourcing precious metals more responsibly. In general, smaller jewelers scored higher on a number of indicators [refers to Alberto Parada, Amazon.com, Anglo American, April Doubleday, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Bidz.com, Birks & Mayors, Blue Nile, Boscov’s, Boucheron (part of PPR), Brilliant Earth, Carlyle, Cartier (part of Richemont), Commemorative Brands (part of American Achievement), Costco, Cred Jewellery, Fair Trade in Gems and Jewelry, Fey & co. Jewelers, Fifi Bijoux, Finlay, Fred Meyer and Littman (part of Kroger), Gitanjali, Goldenwest, Hacker, Hannoush, Harry Winston (part of Aber Diamond), Helzberg Diamonds (part of Berkshire Hathaway), Henrich & Denzel, Herff Jones, Ingle & Rhode, Intergold, JCPenney, Jostens, Kohl’s, Leber Jeweler, Lena Marie Echelle Designs, Macy’s, Meijer, Michaels Jewelers, Mike Angenent/Open Source Minerals, Nature’s Candy Designs, Neiman Marcus, Piage (part of Richemont), QVC (part of Liberty Media), Real Jewels, Reeds Jewelers, Reflective Images, Robbins Bros, Rogers Enterprises, Ross-Simons, Saks, Sears, Security Jewelers, Signet, Stephen Fortner, T.J. Maxx (part of TJX), Target, Tiffany, Toby Pomeroy, Tourneau, Ultra Stores, Van Cleef & Arpels (part of Richemont), Van Gundy, Wal-Mart, Zale]

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Related companies: Aber Diamond Amazon.com Anglo American Berkshire Hathaway Boucheron (part of Gucci) Brilliant Earth Carlyle Group Cartier (part of Richemont) Commemorative Brands (part of American Achievement) Costco Cred Jewellery Finlay Fine Jewelry Fred Meyer Jewelers (part of Kroger) Harry Winston (part of Swatch) Helzberg Diamonds (part of Berkshire Hathaway) Herff Jones J.C. Penney Jostens Kering (formerly PPR, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) Kohl's Kroger Leber Jeweler Liberty Media Macy's Meijer Neiman Marcus Piaget (part of Richemont) QVC (part of Liberty Media) Richemont Saks Fifth Avenue (part of Hudson's Bay) Sears Signet Jewelers Target Tiffany TJ Maxx (part of TJX) TJX Van Cleef & Arpels (part of Richemont) Walmart Zale (part of Signet)