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Responsible Jewellery Council

Responsible Jewellery Council website: www.responsiblejewellery.com

Responsible Jewellery Council has adopted a set of "Principles and Code of Practices" that "defines the Council’s ethical, social, human rights and environmental commitments for RJC Members" and "is the standard against which all Commercial Members of the Council are to be certified".

According to the Council's website, its founding members were: ABN AMRO, BHP Billiton, Cartier (part of Richemont), Diamond Trading Company (part of De Beers), Diarough, Jewelers of America, National Association of Goldsmiths (UK), Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, Rosy Blue, Signet Group, Tiffany, World Jewellery Confederation, and Zale.  Current information about its members is here.

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Responsible Jewellery Council announces updated Chain of Custody Standard

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[PDF] Responsible Jewellery Council calls for feedback in final comment period for code of practices review

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