Fireside Chat – Ethical Sourcing

Fireside Chat – Ethical Sourcing

January 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Arizona Ballroom Lounge


Learn and be inspired through these can’t miss informal talks that offer insight into the passions and careers of industry icons.

Toby Pomeroy, TOBY POMEROY
Monica Stephenson, IDazzle

Victoria Gomelsky, JCK Magazine

Toby Pomeroy has been a U.S. jewelry designer since 1967 and has been recognized by Jeweler’s Circular Keystone Magazine’s as one of the 7 most influential designers in 2008. A key leader in the socially responsible jewelry movement since 2005, he inspired Hoover & Strong refiners and the Stuller Co., two of the largest precious metals suppliers in the U.S., to offer reclaimed gold and silver to their clients as an alternative to unsustainably mined metals. His leadership on the environmental jewelry front has garnered coverage in publications such as TIME, Vanity Fair, Elle, Shape & Oprah. Toby was featured in the Sundance Channel TV documentary “Eco-Trip Gold” in 2009. In 2010 his design studio received a top “A” grade from No Dirty Gold’s Manufacturers and Retailer’s Report. Toby has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining based in Medellin, Colombia since 2010.

Monica Stephenson chronicles stories of artisan jewelry designers on the award-winning jewelry blog, In 2015 she launched ANZA Gems, which fuels development in Kenya and Tanzania through fair trade gem purchasing and supporting education in gemstone communities. She is a board member of the Women’s Jewelry Association and Ethical Metalsmiths, and a frequent speaker about social media and responsible sourcing. Follow her adventures as an “accidental gem dealer” @idazzle and @anzagems.

JCK Tucson 2018

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