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Gemological Science International Achieves Global Accreditation As Verifier of Sustainability Rated Diamonds

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NEW YORK, November 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, achieved SCS Global Gem Identification Verification Provider accreditation for its laboratories and offices around the world. All SCS-007 certified diamonds that are graded, scanned, and laser inscribed by GSI, and which have accompanying information on laser inscription, diamond dimensions, and carat weights, can carry the approved Sustainability Rated claim of achievement.

Valley Rose Accredited to Carry Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds

Valley Rose is among the first to join the exclusive group of retailers accredited under the SCS-007 Standard, the first comprehensive, multi-stakeholder sustainability standard developed for the diamond sector
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SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., October 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fine jewelry brand Valley Rose announced today that they have been officially accredited as a retailer under the SCS-007 Jewelry Sustainability Standard, furthering their commitment to creating jewelry that "honors the earth." This achievement, confirmed by neutral third-party certifier, SCS Global Services, allows Valley Rose to sell and fully represent

FTJCo Fine Jewellery Is First Retailer in Canada Accredited to Carry SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - FTJCo Fine Jewellery is the first retailer in Canada to become accredited under the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use. As an accredited retailer, FTJCo is approved to sell and fully represent Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds online as well as in its retail studio in Toronto. The FTJCo accreditation was confirmed by a neutral third-party certifier, SCS Global Services.

SCS Global Services to Officially Launch Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard at Las Vegas Jewelry Week

SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard brings consumer priorities to the forefront as the first in a series of standards aimed at transforming the luxury jewelry market.
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards, will officially announce its certification program for the newly released SCS-007 Sustainability Rated Diamonds Standard for Trial Use at JCK Las Vegas, the jewelry industry’s premier annual trade event.

LUSIX Granted Sustainability Accreditation

LUSIX Rough Diamonds are Now Sustainably Certified
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REHOVOT, Israel, August 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Following the completion of a comprehensive sustainability audit, laboratory grown diamond producer LUSIX has been accredited, and its rough diamonds have been certified, under the SCS 007 Sustainability Rated Diamond Standard for Trial Use. This pilot accreditation confirms that LUSIX’s production operation located in Rehovot, Israel has met the relevant requirements of the program covering five major areas: origin assurance, ethical stewardship, climate neutrality, sustainable production practices and strategic sustainability investments.

Gem Lab IGI Pledges to Become Carbon-Neutral

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June 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The New York office of the International Gemological Institute (IGI) is aiming to be the first carbon-neutral gemological laboratory by 2022.

“Our environment is an interdependent system where everyone has a role to play, and I am proud of the institute for stepping up and enacting real change,” IGI North America president Avi Levy said Wednesday. “While we are pioneering the practice in our sector, we look forward to others joining us in our environmental stewardship.”

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

Diamond Industry Stakeholders Gather to Discuss a Unified Standard for Sustainably Produced Diamonds

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Representatives of the global diamond industry, together with other stakeholders interested in advancing environmentally and socially responsible diamond production and market claims, met this week in a lively and productive exchange about a pair of groundbreaking new sustainability certification standards.   

SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds

First-Ever Audits as Part of Certification Standard Development Process
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Emeryville, Calif., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot to audit and analyze lab grown diamonds against a stringent set of sustainability criteria.

Consumers Stress Importance of Independent 3rd Party Verification of Diamond Social and Environmental Impact Claims

67% of respondents said they would be more loyal to a retailer or brand that sells diamonds verified by an independent 3rd party company.
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A large majority of consumers consider independent 3 party verification of diamond retailer, brands and manufacturer claims about social and environmental impact to be important, according to a research study by MVI Marketing LLC.

Key findings from the research include:

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