Certification celebrates company’s 80-year history of high standards.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has become the first diamond and gemstone grading laboratory to receive certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
The GIA has met the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
Donna Baker, president and chief executive of the GIA said: “The RJC certification epitomizes GIA’s 80-year legacy of establishing and maintaining industry standards worldwide.
“Both the RJC and GIA share the commitment to safeguarding the public trust in gems and jewellery—GIA through laboratory services, education programs, research developments and disclosure; and the RJC in supporting standards of conduct that include human rights, social responsibility and environmental performance.”
Last week the GIA in London announced a partnership with The Houlden Group in the UK, to offer its members discounted course fees at the London campus.
The GIA was audited by UL Responsible Sourcing (STR), one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited to the RJC’s Member Certification System.