Increasingly, consumers want to know the origins of the metals and gems in the jewelry they buy, and to be sure that those materials were mined in an ethical, responsible way. This panel, conducted at the MJSA Expo on Monday, March 13, 2017, reviewed the industry’s efforts to create chain-of-custody standards, as well as outline the questions you need to ask when sourcing materials.
Moderated by Andrea Hill, Hill Management Group, Chicago (hill-management.com). Andrea is an consultant to the jewelry industry, one of the few independent consultants who has expertise in the entire vertical, from mining to the consumer.
The panelists for this session included: Peter Calvert, Ethical Metalsmiths, Andes, New York (ethicalmetalsmiths.org); Mark Hanna, The Richline Group, New York City (richlinegroup.com); Larry Bock, Hoover & Strong, North Chesterfield, Virginia (hooverandstrong.com); Toby Pomeroy, TOBY POMEROY, Corvallis, Oregon (tobypomeroy.com).