1. California governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) has signed the latest law of the state containing metal jewelry requirements into law, which has been hailed as “the world’s most comprehensive regulations on lead and cadmium”. The bill (SB 647) was introduced by Senator Holly Mitchell (Holly Mitchell) in February, and was approved by the Senate and the Congress. It was signed into law in September 27th.
2. Responsible Jewellery Council joins UN Global Compact to act on SDGs. It has forged a new partnership with the UN Global Compact which will see members such as Swarovski, Tiffany & Co and the De Beers Group, develop actions that align and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
3. The Jewelry History Series will once again take place in tandem with the Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS), January 3rd and 4th. the two days of programming features venerable jewelry experts and historians who will present on a variety of topics.
4. The value of Thailand’s gems and jewelry export reached 11.452 billion U.S. dollars in the first eight months of 2019, up 45.81 percent year-on-year. Deputy Commerce Minister Weerasak said that gems and jewelry export has become the third biggest earner for Thailand
5. Turkey is going to host an international conference on jewelry and gemstone next week in Istanbul.
According to Turkey’s Jewellery Exporters’ Association on 4th, Oct. Istanbul will host the 8th conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Gems and Jewellery for the first time. The conference will gather 35 countries from Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.