Inside the jewellery industry’s sustainability sea change

The Forward Lab – Fuelled by consumer demand, the jewellery world is in the midst of transformation, with a huge growth in ethical and sustainability initiatives across the industry, led by emerging designers, precious metal and stone traders and industry leading brands.

… Traceability is an issue that the jewellery trade has always struggled with. Materials often travel through multiple countries and various hands before even reaching the jeweller, which not only racks up carbon emissions, but it can be impossible to tell the conditions that precious metals and stones have been mined in. Enter HB Antwerp, a Belgian tech company founded in 2019 that is lifting the veil on the diamond trade by tracking every step from “mine to market” using blockchain technology.

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