Chamilia and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd have made the list of new members at the Responsible Jewellery Council this month.
Chamilia, the charms and beads jewellery company bought by Swarovski Group in 2013, has been certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council for meeting its code of practices (COP) drawn up in 2013.
De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd (pictured above) has met the standard at its retail and administration facilities in France, China, Japan, Taiwan, United States and United Kingdom.
Swarovski Gem Stone Business has been a member of RJC since November 2014.
“We are delighted to announce that the Chamilia brand achieved RJC Certification,” said Chamilia vice president, global merchandising and marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “It is so important that the industry cooperate with standards to ensure business practices that benefit the consumer and our world. Cooperation with these practices is of very high importance to the Chamilia brand.”
François Delage, chief executive officer, De Beers Diamond Jewellers, stated: “De Beers Diamond Jewellers is delighted to be re-certified as a member of the RJC. This illustrates once more our total commitment to ensure that we offer our clients 100% peace of mind when purchasing diamond jewellery.
“Being a member of the RJC is a testament to that fact that every De Beers piece of jewellery has been responsibly sourced and crafted within the highest ethical, social, human rights and environmental practices. We are pleased to be recognised by the RJC for our on-going work in these areas,”
Catherine Sproule, RJC’s chief operations officer at RJC congratulated both companies.
The Responsible Jewellery Council now has more than 600 Member companies signed up to its code of practices that cover human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain.