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Jewelry Companies’ Sourcing Improves, but Falls Short

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Click to expand Image An artisanal miner holds an uncut diamond in her hand in South Africa, October 22, 2019. © 2019 Sumaya Hisham/Reuters Major jewelry companies are improving their sourcing of gold and diamonds, but most cannot assure consumers that their jewelry is untainted by human rights abuses. Many gold and diamond mine workers work in dangerous conditions. Covid-19 has increased risks of exploitation and abuse. Voluntary standards can encourage better practices, but only legal requirements will ensure that all jewelry and watch companies take human rights seriously. (London)…

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