Spotlight | France, Switzerland
Madagascar sapphire mine exposes jewellery firms' hollow 'ethical' claims
All the luxury groups, from Richemont to LVMH, have made traceability commitments for their coloured stone jewellery. But the realities of a market concentrated in a handful of countries make credible certification impossible. Glitz.paris looks into the situation in Madagascar, the epicentre of the sapphire business.