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Ethical Policy makes Ethical Jewellery...

Today, many consumers buying jewellery are concerned that it should meet ethical standards. Raw materials should not fund wars; that their extraction should not harm the environment and that indigenous peoples and workforces should not be exploited. The global jewellery industry has done much over recent years to address these concerns and there are many initiatives in place to regulate mining, improve best practice and give back to the communities in those countries where gold and diamonds are mined. The diamond industry alone employs 10 million people globally and income from gold and diamonds makes a real difference to the developing world by providing jobs, roads, healthcare and education.

Gemex is a member of the British Jewellers Association. The BJA works diligently with its membership with a common end goal towards a clear policy of transparency and traceability for all materials used in the production of jewellery. To help reinforce the standards, Gemex strictly abides by the BJA’s Code of Ethics which are as follows:

  1. To maintain the highest level of personal integrity, honesty and business ethics.
  2. To comply with all Government laws and regulations relating to the jewellery, watch and related industries.
  3. To support and abide by the Articles of Association and objectives of the British Jewellers’ Association and this Code of Ethics.
  4. To provide a standard of product and service of the highest possible quality commensurate with price.
  5. To establish clearly the guarantee or service policy regarding all merchandise and to fulfill that policy.
  6. To provide knowledgeable and competent expertise and clearly indicate the true quality of products offered for sale.
  7. To adhere to sound business practices and thus ensure continuing service to customers and suppliers alike.
  8. To refrain from all forms of design copyright and trademark infringement.
  9. To refrain from trading in conflict diamonds and to adhere to the Kimberley Process in full.

The Board of Directors,
Gemex Manufacturing Ltd.
October 2005

BJA Membership No. 47466

British Jewellers' Association