RJC Thea Jewelry

All about the Responsible Jewlery Council label

You've probably never heard of the term Responsible Jewelry Council, or you don't even know what it is. Today, we're going to remove any doubts and clearly explain what it's all about:

 

What is the Responsible Jewellery Council?

Founded in 2005, the Responsible Jewellery Council, or RJC, is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote and certify responsible, ethical and environmental practices by companies throughout their gold and diamond supply chains.

In other words, the RJC ensures respect for people and the environment throughout the jewelry-making process.

 

Who can obtain RJC certification?

RJC certification is voluntary, and any company can apply for it. To date, nearly 450 members, 310 of whom are certified.

 

How is this certification awarded?

This certification is awarded following a strict audit, guaranteeing compliance with the RJC "Code of Practice". The audit covers responsible sourcing, respect for human and workers' rights, social and environmental behavior, and the management systems in place.

 

How long does this control last?

The audit required to obtain this certification is spread over a 3-year period. This requirement represents a major challenge for many manufacturers, which explains why so few have succeeded in obtaining this label!

 

The importance of the Responsible Jewellery Council :

It's important to emphasize that RJC certification isn't just a marketing ploy. At Thea Jewelry, although we don't communicate much about this certification, our manufacturing workshop has been certified since January 2014.

As you know, our commitment to environmentally-friendly and humane practices has been ingrained in our DNA from the outset. That's why we're also proud to offer you only recycled gold and diamonds that are not sourced from Kimberley Process-assured conflict zones.

 

Does the "Code of Practice" evolve over time?

The RJC "Code of Practice" is regularly updated (every 3 years) to meet today's environmental, social and ethical challenges.

Now you know all about RJC. Later, as soon as you come across the term "RJC", you'll know it's a guarantee of trust!

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