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Andrew Bone steps down as Responsible Jewellery Council executive director

Andrew Bone will be stepping down from his position as executive director of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), effective March 27 2019. Bone has been executive director of the RJC since the spring of 2015. Under his leadership, RJC membership has doubled and the foundations have been laid down for sustainable growth in the future.

Responsible Jewellery Council strengths senior management team

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) hopes to reinforce its position as the jewelry industry’s foremost standards setting and certification body by strengthening its senior management team. The appointments, which were announced at the RJC’s Annual General Meeting in Moscow, see David Bouffard, Peter Karakchiev and Jason Rubin join the organisation. Incoming RJC chair Mr Bouffard

RJC calls for industry feedback on proposed Code of Practices changes

In a second round of public consultation on the Code of Practices, the Responsible Jewellery Council is putting forward a number of proposed changes including an expansion of scope to coloured stones and silver, new requirements on undisclosed synthetic diamonds, and on due diligence and ‘know your counterparty’ practices.  The RJC turned to members of the

RJC branded “flawed” by report into gold and diamond supply chain

In a report scrutinizing the hidden cost of jewellery 13 major players in the industry, Human Rights Watch has said many companies rely too heavily on trade watchdog, the Responsible Jewellery Council, which offers a “weak assurance” that ethical practices are actually being met. ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewellery: Human Rights in Supply Chains and

Boodles ranked ‘weak’ in ethical report, but vows to make changes

Boodles ranking by HRW – Weak Boodles is a family-owned UK jeweler, founded in 1798. Its 2016 revenue from jewelry was approximately $57 million. The company operates nine stores in the UK and Ireland, including five in London. Boodles responded to Human Rights Watch’s request for information with a written, detailed letter and met with

Signet is making positive steps to responsible policies and practices

Signet Jewellers rankings by HRW – Moderate Signet Jewellers Limited is the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry and the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples

Cartier has full custody of portion of its gold supply chain

Cartier ranking by HRW – Moderate Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and has since become one of world’s largest and most well-known jewelry brands. The company operates 278 stores worldwide. Its 2016 sales were about $5.7 billion. Cartier is owned by Richemont, a luxury goods group based in Switzerland, and represents an estimated

Tiffany & Co secures highest ranking in ethics report

Tiffany & Co ranking by HRW – Strong Tiffany and Co, founded in 1837, is a luxury jeweler with over 300 stores across 27 countries. Its 2016 revenue was approximately $4 billion, with jewelry representing 92 percent of its worldwide sales. It is publicly traded. Tiffany responded to Human Rights Watch’s request for information with