Chanel becomes certified member of RJC

Chanel's first jewellery line was designed in 1932.

Jewellery and watch house aims for highest standards as RJC member.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a luxury jeweller and watch brand Chanel has become a newly certified member, after originally joining in 2007.

As a newly certified member of the council, Chanel has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s member certification system.

“The RJC warmly congratulates Chanel on becoming a RJC certified member. Chanel’s RJC member certification is the result of a successful verification assessment conducted by Deloitte France. It is a great achievement and we are proud to open the RJC annual general meeting with this important announcement”, said Michael Rae, the RJC’s chief executive officer.

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"Since the creation of Chanel watch and fine jewellery, it is our goal to accept nothing less than perfection. Throughout the production chain, from the mine to the point of sale, we promote and encourage respect for responsible practices and strict ethical codes of conduct in terms of sourcing. We believe in sharing these values through the RJC member certification system to maintain the highest possible standards in the jewellery industry," says Philippe Mougenot, President of Channel watches and fine jewellery.

Chanel’s fist jewellery collection was unveiled by Coco Chanel in November 1932, featuring platinum and diamond pieces entitled Bijoux de Diamants, about which she said: “If I chose diamonds it’s because they represent the highest value in the smallest volume.”

The fashion house has focused on watches since 1987 and fine jewellery since 1993. It’s jewellery collections are crafted in Chanel’s Parisian workshops.

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