There is much going on in the jewelry industry these days related to fair trade, fair made, sustainable practices, and the green movement. Learn about our conflict-free diamonds, fair trade and lab-created gemstones, recycled metals, and support of non-profit organizations committed to protecting the environment.
Krikawa embraces the principles of the Responsible Jewellery Council's Code of Practices regulating responsible business practices when trading in diamonds, gold and platinum-group metals. More than just a commitment, Krikawa actively engages in responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout all of its operations, including its vendor and supply chain. This commitment reinforces consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond and gold jewelry products.
Krikawa was pleased to present EARTHWORKS with a check for over $8000 as part of our One Percent for the Planet commitment. EARTHWORKS is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide. EARTHWORKS stands for clean water, healthy communities, and corporate accountability.
"We need a watchdog to protect the earth's resources and communities from mining, drilling, and digging -- EARTHWORKS is that watchdog. And EARTHWORKS gets results." --Mike McCloskey, founder
Krikawa proudly supports the No Dirty Gold Golden Rules. Just over 50 retailers have taken the first step towards more responsible sourcing of gold by declaring their support for the Golden Rules. These Rules represent social, environmental, and human rights criteria for more responsible gold production. The No Dirty Gold campaign encourages jewelers to actively pursue "cleaner" sources of gold.
We are proud to offer Canadian diamonds from Eskimo, which are mined and manufactured entirely within that nation's borders. Each Eskimo diamond is inscribed with their logo and a unique tracking number that can be used for identification purposes. If you would like pricing on a specific shape and size, please email us.
JCK Las Vegas is the most comprehensive jewelry gathering in North America. With both conference and trade show components, the show had over 3100 exhibitors and more than 40 seminars. With the attending of the DIVA awards as our guise, (we won first place for Platinum Wedding Set) Lisa, Jackie, and Susan spent six days in Vegas getting their fill of the industry.
Fair Trade and Fair Made Jewelry was the hot topic at the conference with industry veterans saying the discussions about fair trade were 50 times more this year than last year. While numerous seminars focused on Fair Trade, it was the 3rd Annual Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelery Conference, organized by the Rapaport Group, that was the most comprehensive. Panelists discussed topics such as a need for transparency in establishing links within the supply chain and their personal work on development projects in numerous digging and manufacturing centers. The Rapaport Group should be commended in getting an impressive array of industry leaders together. Included were Sue Saarnio, US State Department who spoke on the current state of the Kimberley Process, Peggy Jo Donahue of Jewelers of America who gave an overview of the Madison Dialogue, and John Hall of Rio Tinto Diamonds on Rio Tinto's relationship with the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices.