IAC’s 13th Annual Gold + Diamond Conference
July 17 – 19, 2023
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd St, New York, NY
At Maintaining Purpose, leading experts took a wide-ranging look at the jewelry, precious metals, and diamond industries. Jewelry was our lens, with a twin focus on artistry and responsible practice. A focus, we suggest, unique to IAC.
All of us, from those upstream in supply chains to those realizing an artistic vision in fine jewelry, must maintain purpose: we must do the work, ever-committed to effecting the change we seek.
Thus, conscious of the imperative to balance the needs of current and future generations, we explored varied declarations of purpose and principle on responsible practice and cultural preservation and how to harmonize and operationalize them, taking action, driven by aspiration. We considered new technologies for extraction and sourcing, new mine-to-market models, and new approaches to training, whether the next generation of jewelers or miners. Always with an eye to meeting evolving environmental and climate challenges.
Perhaps most fundamentally, we investigated the critical question of what constitutes luxury in an age of responsible practice.
The conference was highlighted by the participation of jewelers Silvia Furmanovich, Satta Matturi, and Pippa Small.
During the conference, IAC presented its 6th annual award for Leadership in Responsible Practice and 3rd annual award for Outstanding Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries.
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We express sincere gratitude to our sponsors: