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:
The Board of Directors,
Gemex Manufacturing Ltd.
BJA Membership No. 47466