Timestamps:

[00:00] Introduction

[03:26] Melanie’s Journey Into the Jewelry Industry

[09:18] Inspiration, Motivation, and Challenges in the Industry

[11:55]The Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) and its Mission

[14:15] Addressing Russian Sanctions, and Promoting Ethical Practices

[15:26] Defining Sustainability and the Journey of Continuous Improvement

[20:17] Effective Communication of Sustainability Commitment

[21:24] The Significance of Emotion Expression in the Diamond Business

[29:08] Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Leadership Roles

[30:23] The Importance of Mentors

[34:32] Collaborations Across Sectors

[39:48] Traceability Initiatives and Sustainability

[46:48] Addressing Future Challenges

[49:58] Starting the Sustainability Journey

[51:57] Balancing Practicality and Creativity

[53:41] The Ideal State for the Industry

[55:11] Final Thoughts and Insights

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Guest Speaker: Melanie C. Grant

Website: https://melaniegrant.co

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-c-grant-635344124/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniecgrant/?hl=en

Link to Melanie’s book ‘Coveted

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For comments, questions, or speaker ideas:

Email: concierge@laurentinewyork.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-petrovic/

Instagram, X: @laurendpetrovic

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