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Join the Responsible Jewelry Movement

CRJC Logo and Conference Dates

Online for 2020
Registration and Details Coming Soon

Nov. 5: Responsible Gem Boutique
Conference Starts Friday, November 6

Tickets are not required to attend the Responsible Gem Boutique.

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (CRJC) was founded in 2017, when jewelry designer Susan Wheeler decided to bring people together from across the world to discuss how to make jewelry supply chains more transparent and make jewelry business more beneficial to all members of the industry vertical.

The CRJC's mission is to engage everyone in the jewelry industry; miners, makers, professionals, educators, and students. To address all the ways that individuals and companies can be involved in the responsible jewelry movement. To make a difference by making things happen.

Now entering its third year, the CRJC has already contributed to the development of new educational, industrial, and community initiatives. It has become the place where responsible supply chain think-ers and do-ers around the world gather to talk, plan, share, and learn. This is one exciting conference, and we'd like you to be part of it too.

Watch UN delegates react to our feature film "Voices from the Mine"

Watch for Speaker and Session Updates - Coming Soon!

2019 Speakers

Chief Miguel

Paiter-Surui Tribe | Amazon

Dax Lovegrove


Chie Murakami

DIamonds for Peace

Kai Kresek

Global Forest Watch

Perry Gottesfeld

OK International

Jen Marraccino

Pure Earth

Paul Tullis

Journalist | National Geographic

Joanne Lebert


Jo Becker

Human Rights Watch

Alyssa Newman


Betsy Orlando

US State Department

Cristina Miller

Sustainable Jewelry Consultant

Luis Fernandez

Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation

Meri Geraldine

Gardens of the Sun

Eunice Negele

TAWOMA, Moyo Gems

Monica Stephenson

ANZA Gems, Moyo Gems

Dana Bronfman

Jewelry Design

Emily Phillippy

Emily Chelsea Jewelry

Enrique Arizmendi

Perlas del Mar de Cortez

Marianna Smirnova

Responsible Business Alliance

Sara Yood


Jagdish Patel

People's Training & Research Center

Chief Lucas

Brazilian Amazon

Carrie George


Alexander Riascos

Coodmilla Ltda

Eric Braunwart

Columbia Gem House, Inc.

Salma Kundi

Tanzanian Womens Miners Association

Brian Cook

Nature's Geometry

Deborah Spencer

Trios Studio

John Thurman

Sunjewels Group

Mariele Ivy

Young in the Mountains

Sarah Parker

Ethical Metalsmiths Student Programs

Conny Havel


Andy Lowrie

Ethical Metalsmiths Students Organization

Rebecca Villalobos

PACT Worldwide

Jared Holstein

Perpetuum Jewels

Jay Moncada

Perpetuum Jewels

Kesha Frank


Susan Wheeler

CRJC Conference Founder

Andrea Hill

Hill Management Group


Chicago, Illinois

Film Row Cinema at Columbia

Chicago's Vibrant South Loop


mean the world to us

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference is a grass roots conference. The support we receive from sponsors is profoundly appreciated and put to good use, primarily for the purpose of paying travel and visa-related fees for speakers to join us from the countries that represent the beginning of most jewelry supply chains.

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Don't miss out on the most important event addressing the challenges of responsible jewelry sourcing and production. Join us in Chicago for the Responsible Jewelry Conference.