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Chopard and Gemfields in partnership launched new collection at the Venice Film Festival 2016
The new pieces feature responsibly sourced Emeralds, showcasing the marriage of ethics and aesthetics
By: Diamond World News Service
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Sep 12 2016 2:56PM
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Chopard unveiled two stunning new pieces in its Green Carpet Collection of High Jewellery at the Venice Film Festival 2016. 

Debuted at the opening ceremony of the Mostra by Gemma Arterton and Bianca Balti, the incredible statement earrings, along with an exquisite necklace, intricately laced with diamonds and a spectacular emerald pear-shaped pendant of 22cts, are crafted in Fairmined certified gold and feature the responsibly sourced emeralds from Gemfields and diamonds sourced from a diamond supplier certified to the RJC Code of Practices. 

All Chopard’s pieces of High Jewellery are lovingly crafted by artisans in its workshops in Geneva. 

Gemfield’s Kagem mine in Zambia is the first to be assessed against Eco-Age’s Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) Principles of Sustainable Excellence. 

Eco-Age - experts in sustainability for global brands as well as sustainable mining practices and Chopard’s partner in developing the Journey to Sustainable Luxury – used its GCC Principles of Sustainable Excellence to assess the mining site, covering social welfare, environmental protection, training provision and security for workers. 

By partnering with Gemfields, Chopard can set an example of best practice in the mining of coloured gemstones, demonstrate leadership in the forging of industry alliances and continue to support local communities in the most remote regions where these extremely rare raw materials are mined. 

Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard said: “We are so proud of what we have achieved so far with our Journey to Sustainable Luxury. It has been challenging at times, but the results are incredible. Chopard is defined by true luxury and today this means knowing where the precious materials in our jewellery come from and having this independently validated. Gemfields’ fabled Zambian emeralds are a wonderful addition to our Green Carpet Collection of High Jewellery”. 

Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields added: “Gemfields is committed to leading the industry in creating a safer, more transparent approach to the mining and distribution of coloured gemstones.  Our first collaboration with Chopard earlier this year was a hugely significant step for us, and the luxury industry as a whole.  We are thrilled to have continued this special partnership, and along with the involvement of Livia Firth and the team at Eco-Age, are honored to have contributed to the creation of such a spell-binding duo of new pieces.”

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