In accordance with the Kimberley process and as a member of the RJC, Chaumet pays the utmost attention to the sourcing of its raw materials.
In accordance with the Kimberley process, Chaumet certifies that all of its diamonds are cut by legitimate sources and that they are not involved in armed conflicts, in compliance with the United Nations’ resolutions, on the basis of written guarantees produced by its suppliers.
As a member of the RJC, Chaumet is 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.
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”.
Already a member since 2005, Chaumet became the 10th certified member. The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced that Chaumet, the French jewellery house, has achieved certification meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
About the RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council) – 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.
The Kimberley Process started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa, in May 2000, to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds’…
RJC Certification programs are designed to support responsible business practices in the jewellery supply chain. They are based on rigorous standards developed through multi-stakeholder processes…
Chaumet selects only the most high-quality diamonds. The Maison chooses its diamonds using a universal standard certified by the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America).