The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has turned to members of the jewellery industry for guidance as it prepares to overhaul its Code of Practices.

The London organisation, which seeks to set standards and certify jewellery companies, currently has more than 1,000 members spanning the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail.

The code, which was first launched in 2009, was edited in 2013 and is now in the process of being revamped before it is released once more in 2018.


The project, which is currently in the scope for review stage, will open a second public review in March 2018 ahead of the project’s finalisation in December.

A spokeperson for the  RJC comments : “The RJC is reviewing its Code of Practices, the standard against which all RJC members must be certified. This document offers a summary of the review so that stakeholders can decide whether and how to engage it.

“We welcome input from all interested parties. In this first phase of the review, we are particularly seeking feedback on potential improvements to the COP and on the review itself.”

The body has released a public document, outlining the code review, which will be open to public comment until 8 September 2017.