Easy, secure and inclusive
Diverging needs such as transparency and privacy are carefully balanced; visibility into the supply chain is restricted to the entity in ownership or custody of the gemstone, and only upstream, i.e. towards the mine. It is a simple and fast process that also allows very small players to use the Provenance Proof Blockchain in a lean and efficient way. All processes, including the registration and the upload of data, can be done with a smartphone. This ensures that the use of the Provenance Proof Blockchain is a truly inclusive solution, convenient for all types and sizes of stakeholders – artisanal miners, small-scale cooperatives, large companies, and any size of cutters and treaters, dealers, wholesalers, gem labs, manufacturers, jewellery brands, retailers, and end consumers.
Free of charge
There are no charges for the use of this blockchain solution. Both the data contribution and access are completely free of charge. Costs are born by the Gübelin family who is proud to make this contribution to foster transparency in the gemstone and jewellery industry in general.
Voices from the industry
The launch of the Provenance Platform Blockchain included a panel discussion with a focus on the impact of transparency and traceability in the coloured gemstone industry.
Amongst the panelists were: Raphael Gübelin, President of the House of Gübelin, Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO of Everledger, Rupak Sen, Vice President Marketing & Sales of Fura Gems, as well as Patricia Syvrud, Minerals, Materials and Society Program Development Manager at the University of Delaware. They highlighted the importance of providing the industry with technologies and solutions to enable a new level of transparency, creating trust and confidence.Any professional stakeholder along the entire value chain is now invited to register and start using the Provenance Proof Blockchain.