RJC Certification awarded to companies that meet ethical standards.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that Asprey Group, Fope and Silk Road Diamonds have become Certified members by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards.
Asprey jewellery and timepiece director Justine Carmody, commented: “Asprey has always endeavoured to maintain the highest ethical standards through every step of the jewellery supply chain, ensuring that the extraordinary pieces we create are made in a transparent, sustainable and responsible way.
“Achieving Certification from the RJC was the logical next step allowing us to acknowledge and ensure our business practices and the suppliers we work with conform to the initiatives and best practices set out by the Council, which we believe can make a difference to the challenges faced by this industry.”
RJC chief executive Ashish Deo commented: ““RJC warmly congratulates the Asprey Group on its Certification. The successful verification assessment was conducted by Peter Warbrick from SGS United Kingdom Limited, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited by the RJC.”
Italian jewellery manufacturer Fope also achieved Certification following a successful verification assessment by a third party auditing firm. Fope chief executive officer Diego Nardin, explained: “Fope is very pleased to have achieved the RJC Certification.
"To us, this is the result of the application of the values that have inspired the company since its foundation in 1929. A true step forward, one that will allow our brand to be associated not only to the beautiful jewellery it makes, but also to the ethics shared with the best players in this industry.”
Additionally, Silk Road Diamonds has achieved RJC Certification, while Pala Diamond Company Ltd successfully renewed its Certification after becoming one of the first UK-based diamond traders to achieve RJC Certification in 2013.