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Ethical issues have been high on the agenda at this year’s International Jewellery London

From Benchpeg.com

Ethical issues have been high on the agenda at this year’s International Jewellery London.

Consumers are now more aware of ethical issues. A recent IJL consumer survey revealed that the ethical issues surrounding the production and manufacture of jewellery are now seen by the survey respondents as major concerns. This trend is possibly spurred by the Leonardo DiCaprio film, ‘Blood Diamonds’, which brought blood diamonds, ‘Conflict Gems’ from war-torn countries, and worker exploitation to the fore. Three-quarters of the respondents comment that they are prepared to pay a premium for Fairtrade jewellery that has been ethically sourced.