Council teaming with London Bullion Market Association for talk.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) will hold an industry briefing with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) at IJL, focused on the theme of gold provenance and traceability.

It will also host its Leadership Forum at the show with a selection of guest speakers from the UK industry including Michael Allchin and Harriet Kelsall.


The RJC and LBMA session, titled Do you know where your gold comes from? RJC Chain of Custody and LBMA Responsible Gold: providing support for supply chain due diligence, will take place on Monday September 3 at 10.45am.

The hour-long session will aim to brief attendees on why conflict-sensitive sourcing has become increasingly important in the watch and jewellery supply chain.

It will also cover the role of gold refiners in the jewellery supply chain and the like-minded efforts of each organisation on these issues.

Philip Olden, consultant to Signet Jewelers Ltd, owner of H Samuel and Ernest Jones, will also present an update on Signet’s gold supply project, alongside speaker Ruth Crowell, deputy chief executive of the LBMA.

The RJC Leadership Forum will take place on Tuesday September 4 at 4:30pm.

The session is titled Responsibility and Assurance in the Jewellery and Watch Industry – Responsible Business Practices & RJC Member Certification.

The forum will include key speakers from the British jewellery industry who will come together to discuss responsible business practices and the importance of the RJC Certification System.

Michael Allchin, chief executive and Assay Master at the Birmingham Assay Office, will open the talk.

Harriet Kelsall and Mark Adlestone, chairman at Beaverbrooks will also speak, as will Michael Hickson, Accurist watches’ finance and operations director and Cookson Precious Metals UK director Richard Oldroyd.

All RJC members and IJL attendees are invited to attend the sessions. The RJC will also have a stand at the show.