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. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day to day operations, selection of vendors and supply chain partners, and decision making processes. 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, which are sourced from Canada's Northwest Territories and tracked through audited processes from the origin mine to polished stones. CanadaMark® diamonds follow strict environmental regulations, with a history of protecting the integrity of the land, water, and wildlife. Canadian diamonds include grading report, authentication card documenting the mine of origin, and have 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 more than 3000 exhibitors and dozens of seminars. In early June 2011, 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.
At the 3rd Annual Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference, fair made jewelry was again a hot topic with industry veterans discussing the need for transparency in supply chain and standards for ethical sourcing practices. The impressive array of industry leaders included 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. More than a decade later, those early efforts continue to bear fruit, as nearly all parts of the jewelry supply chain embrace fair trade as the only acceptable norm.
Our many takeaways from that impactful conference, which still guides our decisions, our selection of suppliers, and our daily actions, can be summarized in the defining statement "Do No Harm."