Wedding and engagement ring manufacturer continues market revival.

Hatfield’s Brown & Newirth has joined the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as a commercial member, a move that will allow it to begin full RJC member certification.

The wedding and engagement ring manufacturer says it will now pursue the process of full RJC certification, something that has to be achieved within the first two years of becoming a member.


John Ball, sales director at Brown & Newirth said the move to join the RJC is an important one for the company, which has undergone an overhaul in the past 12 months.

“The importance of becoming a member of the RJC and to begin the process of achieving full RJC certification is part our commitment to protect consumer confidence and enhance the integrity of the jewellery industry. We want to ensure credible assurance through our supply chain,” Ball said.

Once Brown & Newirth has become an accredited member of the RJC, the company will be part of a group of just 260 RJC member companies worldwide.

In April the company announced that it had secured £2.5m in funds from GE Capital which is set to be used to pursue growth plans for the company, following its management buy-out in February.

The buyout led to the Brown & Newirth breaking away from parent business Abbeycrest, which had filed for administration that month.