Chaumet takes the sourcing of its raw materials very seriously, especially with regard to its diamonds.
The Kimberley process, which has been in practice since 2003 and adopted by over 75 countries, is a joint government, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of rough diamonds coming from conflict zones, defined as such by the United Nations.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) guarantees with a certificate that each rough diamond that crosses an international border between two signing countries are ”conflict-free”.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together more than 300 member companies committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from mine to retail. Their commitment aims to reinforce consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery products.
The Council has developed the RJC Member Certification System, a certification system – which will apply to all Members’ businesses that contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery supply chain. All Commercial Members of the RJC are required to be audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices and become certified under the RJC Member Certification System.