Jewelry Industry Summit

The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

The Open Forum on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry


As a not for profit, charitable organization we strive to bring the jewelry industry together to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution-driven activities that continue to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing.  

The organization was born out of the first Jewelry Industry Summit in 2016, which defined a vision and set of principles that stakeholders across the industry agreed would move the industry forward to a more sustainable and responsible future. With subsequent Summits and activities, we have sought to bring this vision to life by encouraging and enabling sustainable actions to be taken by all sectors of the jewelry industry.

Summit Mission Statement

Our community of individuals from all sectors in the jewelry industry seeks to develop collaborative approaches to solving sustainability issues in the supply-chain that support the broader industry vision for sustainable business and responsible sourcing.  

Our goal is to create awareness of the challenges to overcome and to enable the community to develop strategies, initiatives and tools to  address these challenges and to create a future for the jewelry industry that is sustainable.

Who are the Summit Organizers?

Summits and year-round Forum work are currently overseen by an Executive Committee and three sub-committees: Finance, Marketing and Events.

The first ever Jewelry Industry Summit was planned in 2015 by a group of dedicated volunteers from various segments of the jewelry industry. In March 2016, the first ever Jewelry Industry Summit took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A second Summit took place on January 29 and 30, 2017 in Tucson AZ hosted by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMITTEES.

This effort is largely volunteer based with funding for the Summits coming from generous sponsorships and individual donations. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS OPEN FORUM and SUMMIT. 

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