Sustainability is the concept that acts as a link between these ten jewelry industry personalities: entrepeneurs, top managers and creative directors that, every day, make the jewelry world "greener".

Jonathan Kendall
Title President, Marketing & Education Commission, CIBJO-World Jewellery Confederation
Where London
Why Helping jewelry industry to prepare for climate change and shifting demographics

De Beers Group senior executive, Jonathan Kendall’s leadership of the Marketing & Education Commission of CIBJO-World Jewellery Confederation, is focusing on climate change and how the industry must adapt. «We will provide guidance, support and solutions to help the industry change,» he says. The Commission will also continue to provide marketing insights on “Generation Z” to support the industry in maintaining its relevance in a fast changing world.

Ivana Ciabatti
Title National President of Confindustria Federorafi
Where Arezzo, Italy
Why She combines creativity, strong entrepreneurial spirit and charity activities, with a company of trade and refining ethical gold

National President of Confindustria Federorafi, Vice President of the European Federation of jewellery (EFJ) and member of the Board of the RJC. All starting in 1984 as a founding partner of Italpreziosi S.p.A., a leading company in the precious metals trading sector and a successful operator in the investment gold sector, of which today it is the administrator. It is active in numerous humanitarian and cultural projects in Italy, Brazil and Papua New Guinea, and she is also vice president and managing director of Goldlake IP, a company that deals with trade and refining ethical gold.

Floyd, Mahugu & Peinovich
Title G. Floyd, C. Mahugu, E. Peinovich, Co-founders of Soko
Where San Francisco
Why Style and social commitment together

Founded in 2015, Soko is a platform specialized in the sale of ethical jewelry, connecting over 2,300 Kenyan artisans.

Sean Gilbertson
Title Chief Executive Officer of Gemfields Group Limited
Where London
Why Global leader in African stones, promoting transparency

Gemfields is specialized in ethical stones, collab- orating with brands and designers. Since 2013, Fabergé Limited is part of the group.

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