Our material suppliers share strong environmental, social and ethical convictions that aim to reduce the negative impacts that mining of precious metals and gemstones has on people and our environment.
- Diamond suppliers strictly adhere to the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) established to prevent “conflict diamonds” from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by setting up a process ensuring diamond purchases are not financing violence by rebel movements.
- FAIRMINED assurance certifies gold from responsible artisanal mining communities meet world leading standards for best practices. This ensures social development and environmental protection for responsible miners by means of fair pay and premiums which go directly to the mining communities for transparent investment in their developmental goals, such as education; food subsidies, medical and dental services.
- Suppliers of eco-responsible, precious metal products including gold, platinum, palladium and silver maintain facilities and supply-chains certified by Scientific Global Services (SCS) to be 100% recycled and conflict-free.
- Compliance with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank act which regulates the trade of gold by limiting the use of conflict minerals by purchasing metal finding and mill products from SCS certified recycled jewelry scrap.
- Compliance with legal obligations under the USA Patriot Act and applicable regulatory requirements which require "dealers in precious metals, precious stones, jewels and covered goods" to implement an anti-money laundering program.
- compliance with the latest requirements of the EU Nickel Directive which regulates the use of nickel in jewelry and other products that come in contact with the skin. Materials have been third-party tested in accordance with the procedures based on BS EN 12472:2005 + A1:2009 and BS EN1811:2011.
By supporting suppliers whom abide by strict domestic and international regulations we are in turn supporting these efforts and you can feel better knowing you are contributing to an environmental, social and ethically responsible material supply chain.