Creating a sustainable future
The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference engages all people in the jewelry industry, educators, and students. The conference will cover the concepts of responsible and sustainable jewelry, including specific ways that individuals and companies can be involved in the responsible jewelry movement. Insights from leaders in the global jewelry industry will demonstrate positive effects on emerging economies that are unique to the jewelry industry.
Chicago's premier showing of
Sharing the Rough documents the never before captured process of the journey of a colored gemstone from mine to market while exploring the challenges of an emerging mining economy in East Africa.
Mark Hanna Richline Group
Andrea Hill Hill Management Group, LLC
Alexandra Hart Ethical Metalsmiths
Toby Pomeroy TOBY POMREROY
Monica Stephenson idazzle and ANZA Gems
Samuel Shiroff Signet
Christina Miller Christina Miller Designs and Co-founder, Ethical Metalsmiths
Robin Gambhir Fair Trade Jewelry Company
Stewart Grice Hoover & Strong
Eric Braunwart Columbia Gem House
Orin Mazzoni Orin Jewelers
Elizabeth Orlando US Department of State
Patricia Syvrud Jòia Consulting
Cristina M. Villegas Pact World, Mines to Market
Positive Effects of Responsible Jewelry
The Chicago Responsible Jewelry conference features panels and speakers on topics relevant to current world and jewelry industry concerns. Discussions and panels will include, artisanal mining's effects on communities and the environment, the future of man-made diamonds, how to buy and sell responsible jewelry, ethical practices and how silicone valley has become a best alley to the jewelry industry in efforts to move forward in sustainability. Sharing The Rough will be our feature movie. We will have plenty of time for networking and cocktail events! Join us in October to gain further insight into the sustainability movement in the jewelry industry.