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It is said that diamonds are one of the Earth’s most brilliant creations. Apart from being inherently rare and unique, these miracles of nature are symbolic of the positive relationship that diamond mines and their local communities share with each other. Over the years, with the range of social and environmental initiatives taken up by the modern diamond industry, natural diamonds have proven to be a gift to a nation’s development.
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India is a gem that is responsible for making the industry’s name shine brighter. With its philanthropic initiatives, it has actively aided orphanages, schools, old age homes, hospitals and more such causes around the world.
Another gem is the Responsible Jewellery Council. By becoming a body that has set industry-wide standards of sustainable practices in mining, manufacturing, and retail, it is actively trying to create a sustainable future for the jewellery industry and in turn, for the world.
So, when you purchase a natural diamond, you make a contribution towards these initiatives. Here is a look at how your natural diamond purchases are helping millions of people around the world.
Your daughter’s natural diamond jewellery is not just a gift to her, but also the reason why 4 million people get access to healthcare.
From solar-powered clinics to groundbreaking disease management programs, your natural diamond purchase helps build a healthier future for some of the world’s most remote, vulnerable communities. To learn more, click here.
Your natural diamond helps educate children and empower thousands of women.
By providing education, scholarships, and medical care to those who are marginalised by society, Jewellers for Hope – the CSR arm of GJEPC – has actively contributed since 2014 to helping children with the tools they require to secure their future. To learn about the impact that Jewellers of Hope have had on improving the medical care received by the remotest parts of India, click here.
While your natural diamond is a sparkling symbol of your legacy, it is also a treasure trove of education for half a million children in rural communities.
Imagine three schools becoming two hundred. Imagine inspiring hope and ambition in the next generation of young minds. Contributions from natural diamonds help build schools in the most remote areas of the world and also help provide scholarships to young women from indegenious communities. To learn more, click here.
When you chose your natural diamond, you also helped 2 million Indians secure their livelihoods.
From training over 55,000 students across cities to developing Common Facility Centres across the country, the GJEPC and IIGJ are working tirelessly to help millions of Indians secure jobs in the gems and jewellery sector. To learn more about how the natural diamond industry continues to help its partners, click here.
Your natural diamond has contributed to 16 billion dollars of annual benefits for our world. That includes healthcare, jobs, education, biodiversity and infrastructure.
Choosing a natural diamond means more than a dazzling gift for a loved one – it can mean a brighter future for those in remote regions of the world, too. In the icy lands of Canada’s Northwest Territories, for example, investing in indigenous communities, from preschool to elders, leads to home-grown employment and broader opportunities. To learn more, click here.
Your natural diamond provides high quality and safe jobs, as well as supports the livelihood of 10 million people worldwide.
Investing in a natural diamond, means investing in livelihoods at their source – from nurturing local business start-ups, to building new schools, roads and hospitals built by local manpower. To learn more about how our initiatives provide a positive, measurable impact, click here.
When you reward yourself for that much-deserved promotion with natural diamond jewellery, you help fund more than 400 women-owned businesses across Africa.
The inclusion and participation of women in the diamond jewellery industry, particularly at a senior level, is fundamental to advancing gender equality. To learn more about the big, bold moves that women are making around the globe, click here.
Your natural diamond helps protect the lives of millions of wild animals globally, saving threatened species from extinction.
Over 1,000 square miles of natural land is protected by leading diamond producers. That’s three times their mining area. To learn more about our conservation programs in regions including Canada, Russia and southern Africa, click here.
Step into the world of diamonds and get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and positive impact of the diamond industry and the ongoing global efforts in diamond sustainability here.
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The Natural Diamond Council educates on the benefits of choosing natural diamonds. It publishes engaging features and trend reports, and shares resources and information to help consumers understand the value of choosing this remarkable natural stone, and the power it has to contribute to developing and remote communities around the world. The NDC also works to support the integrity of the natural diamond industry, providing transparency and insight on the ethics, sustainability, and progress of this sector. For more information go to www.naturaldiamonds.com/in/.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is the leading ethics and sustainability body for the global jewelry and watch industry. The acclaimed RJC certificate is independently audited and ensures that industry players meet the highest standards in terms of business ethics, human and labor rights, health, safety and environmental management. The RJC also accelerates the progress of the industry towards the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact www.responsiblejewellery.com.