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Responsible Jewellery Council Certification

In November 2011 we became the first UK Independent company to receive certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council. The RJC held the business up to a series of ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards laid out in the documentation which were then externally audited.

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The Responsible Jewellery Council's objective is to promote responsible ethical, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond and gold jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail, and they have put together an audit process so that businesses in all parts of the supply chain can have their working practices independently verified. We are the first UK independent jewellers to have achieved this certification and are very proud of this achievement.

One of the great things the organisation is doing is co-ordinating everyone's efforts worldwide, so that we can collectively work out both what the most responsible way of acting is and how we can achieve it.

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Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design's Responsible Jewellery Council Policy

Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd is a bespoke jewellery business.

We have two sites located in Hertfordshire and Cambridge and employ 30 personnel. Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd is a Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

The RJC is a standards-setting organisation that has been established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewellery industry by promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the jewellery supply chain.

The RJC has developed a common platform of standards for the jewellery supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing. We commit to operating our business according to the RJC Principles and Code of Practices. These are available at:

In line with this policy, our commitment is to integrate ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes.

Harriet Kelsall

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