GEMFIELDS LINKS WITH SELECT JEWELRY: Gemfields, the London-based firm that mines responsibly sourced, colored gemstones, said Thursday it has named the jewelry manufacturer Select Jewelry, Inc., as its exclusive distributor to specialty jewelry and big box retailers in North America and Canada. As part of the partnership, Gemfields said that Select Jewelry will design and produce jewelry using Gemfields’ emeralds and rubies. Ian Harebottle, chief executive officer of Gemfields said the partnership would: “sustain our ability to provide customers with the assurance…[of] the responsible journey their gemstones have taken from mine to market.” Ronny Seliktar, president of Select Jewelry added: “The Select Jewelry and Gemfields alliance provides our valued retailers with consistent supply…and complete transparency of supply chain.”Gemfields noted that ensuring that its gemstones are conflict free is an “essential component” of the company’s business model.

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