A piece in National Jeweler quotes Cristina Villegas, director of Pact's mining program, following Pandora's annoucement to shift to lab-grown diamonds. The news was controversial and had many people in the industry talking.
Villegas shared her thoughts on Pandora’s announcement in a Twitter thread following the news.
I'm disappointed to learn of Pandora's decision to move to lab diamonds & 'recycled' gold. While meant to further 'circular economy' goals, these decisions mean replacing jobs in the 'Global South' with jobs in the 'Global North'. #thread 1/ @CHRWIENBERG https://t.co/jWrEy1Ymr9
— Cristina M Villegas (@cvillegas16) May 4, 2021