Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design is one of the leading jewellery companies working to improve the industry's ethical and environmental credentials. The issues are complex
and there's a long way to go but with the
launch of Fairtrade gold and the
RJC certification process
much has been achieved.
There have been some issues recently
with the Kimberley Process.
Please see Simon's blog for a
full explanation of this.
As a company we have always been passionate about using conflict free diamonds and ethically mined gemstones. Together with the British Jewellers' Association, the National Association of Goldsmiths, the Responsible Jewellery Council and our diamond suppliers we put a lot of effort into ensuring that the diamonds that we use are not sourced from areas of Africa controlled by forces rebelling against the legitimate and internationally recognised government of the relevant country.
We were among the first members of the Responsible Jewellery Council and selling jewellery is not just about profit to us. We spend a lot of time with each bespoke customer and see part of the process of helping you find your perfect design, is to give you all the information you need to make educated decisions about what you are buying..
Our diamond suppliers have provided us with the following assurances:
- All of their diamonds are sold in accordance with the DTC Best Practice Principles (These cover child labour, safe working practices, conflict diamonds and also things like the issue of treated diamonds).
- No diamonds have been purchased in breach of UN resolutions Nos. 1173, 1176 and or the Kimberley Process.
- The intake of diamonds does not include any diamonds that have come from any area in Africa controlled by forces rebelling against the legitimate and internationally recognised government of the relevant country.
Read our Conflict Diamond Procedure
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