An international titanium industry association is calling on Canada’s government to make changes to the legislation that requires consumers to choose between a ceramic and a titanium diamond.
“It is an absolute, absolute, ethical thing to do,” said the Titanium Industry of Canada.
“I think that it is a clear indication that Canada is in fact trying to comply with international standards, and that there is a need to look at the international requirements for titanium.”
A group of five Canadian companies are among several that have expressed interest in developing titanium jewelry for sale in Canada.
In a joint statement, the titanium industry said its industry would welcome a discussion with the government on how it can ensure that Canadian consumers are not discriminated against in the use of titanium.
“We are also in favour of the government listening to all stakeholders and moving forward,” said TIC President and CEO Tom Cogan.
“We know that Canadians want a diverse range of products to choose from, and we want to support this industry.”
A Canadian company is one of several to take a position against the use, manufacture or sale of titanium as a material.
The Canadian International Titanium Association has said it would consider lobbying the government to introduce legislation to ensure consumers can choose between titanium and other types of jewelry.
The titanium industry says Canadian consumers will be able to choose titanium, which is also known as titanium, for its everyday jewelry and home décor.
It says it uses the mineral in a wide variety of ways including its home decor, kitchen and car detailing.
“The industry is extremely pleased to see the Government of Canada continue to listen to its stakeholders and working collaboratively with them to support Canadian titanium industry,” said Cogan in a statement.
“It is also a testament to the commitment of the industry to its members and to the Canadian public that this industry is now making its case.”