Monday, 6 August 2012

Fair Trade jewelry and diamond trade

Rapaport Fair Trade is the leading resource for socially aware jewelry consumers and members of the jewelry and diamond trade. Our goal is to provide ethical teaching for jewelry suppliers, buyers, 1st time or seasoned diamond buyers, social activist, students, and anyone interest in jewelry, trends, and ethical luxury. Rapaport does not buy or trade diamonds on our own account. With a standing built on most important in order services, creating fair and efficient markets and rising transparency in the diamond business, it’s natural that Rapaport is the place to turn when you want to know where your diamond came from, or where you can get a part of jewelry that is both high style and highly ethical.

Rapaport Fair Trade believes strongly in educating the industry, and hosts annual conference in locations international to discuss human rights and ethical source issues.
Our Mission

• Ensure that diamonds, valuable gems, and precious metals are not accountable for human rights abuses, violence, crime, or illegal green damage.

• Ensure that diamonds, precious gems, and precious metals become strength for sustainable development, positive growth, and empowerment in the community from which they create and at every point along the supply chain.

• Educate the diamond and jewelry industry, customers, activists and students. Enable skilled decisions regarding diamond, valuable metal and jewelry purchases.

The Rapaport Group has been working to create a freer and fairer diamond business for over 3 decades. The Rapaport Diamond Report was bent in 1978 by a desire to create a more open and transparent diamond industry. This singular dream has wrought the goals and ethics of the whole Rapaport Group, and in exacting Rapaport Fair Trade. As the industry and political weather have changed over the years, we have maintain the mission of a free, fair, open and transparent diamond business at the heart of all our actions.

As a member of the original group that evolved the concept of the Kimberley Process, Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, attended the first KP meeting in Kimberley, South Africa in 2000. Martin stayed active in the Process until 2010, at which point he reconciled in protest of the system’s growing inefficacy. The Rapaport Group worked with USAID and DFID in the UK to set up and fund the 1st artisanal mining cooperative in Sierra Leone. Rapaport Fair Trade is continually searching for and evaluating partnership with the private and public sector to create a better work surroundings and lifestyle for all those working along the diamond supply chain.


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