AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
The team at RJ know we are part of something much bigger and more important than ourselves or our brand and we have a true, heartfelt desire to drive change, for both people and the planet.We know we have a lot to do, but we are committed to this journey and we are learning at pace. Here are the actions we’ve taken so far and we will update here as we develop and action more.
Our mission is for all our jewellery to become eternal treasure.
OUR PRECIOUS METALS
Creating beautiful, quality jewellery is our passion but we know we can improve the way we make it. Our goal is for 100% of our plated jewellery to be made using certified recycled silver and gold by the end of 2023 and we're well on track to achieveing this.
We're also transitioning towards a portion of our fine jewellery being made using Fairmined gold and we’re proud to have reached our first goal of becoming an authorised Fairmined supplier.It’s important to us that when using mined materials, we do it in the best way possible, offering transparency and traceability, and that we support small mining communities that rely on their trade to support their families.
We’ve made the conscious decision to change the way we source our diamonds to lab-grown, cultured diamonds. The process involves replicating the way that diamonds are grown in the earth using high technology. They have the same chemical properties as natural diamonds and they are equal in beauty, in fact there are almost none of the imperfections that you find in naturally found diamonds.
Cultured diamonds are kind to humans - conflict free, no child labour, and there is no exposure to the harmful substances that can be found in some diamond mines.
Cultured diamonds are a symbol of innovation as much as they are enduring beauty. They set the scene for future possibilities and a brighter, more ethical and sustainable future.
Gemstone supply and sourcing is a challenging area to regulate. This is why we only buy Gemstone products from partners who are RJC certified, which represents a commitment to keeping the chain of custody as transparent as possible.
The gemstones used in our iconic Birthstone Amulets are a ‘by product’ of the gemstone cutting industry and would otherwise be cast off as waste.
We only have one, and man do we want to take care of it.
Much like our jewellery our gift boxes and pouches are designed to last a lifetime.. a safe place for you to store your treasure and take wherever you go, whether that's an overnight stay or a far-flung adventure.
We’re proud to say that every aspect of our gift boxes and outer-packaging is 100% sustainably sourced, plastic free and 100% recyclable.
We’re thrilled to be offering a super easy recycling service. If you have any unwanted hallmarked sterling silver and solid gold jewellery (from any brand, including broken jewellery) we’ll recycle it for you. For 1-2 pieces, you’ll receive a £15 Rachel Jackson voucher. For 3 or more pieces you’ll receive a £20 voucher, and it's one voucher per transaction.
To start the process or for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you an address and ask you to send your jewels with your full name and email. We will email your voucher within 5 working days.
We also offer a re-plating service so that you can give your gold jewellery a new lease of life, any time you think you need it. For more information send us an email at recycling@racheljacksonlondon.
We’re big believers in taking care of what we already own and that's why we include a jewellery care guide with every order. We want your RJ jewellery to become an heirloom that continues to tell your story for years to come... we call it eternal treasure. The base material of our jewellery is either solid silver or gold - both natural precious metals that last forever and by using the clever little pouch we provide as a cleaning cloth you can keep it looking as good as new.
"If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together"
It’s important to us that all of the buisness partners we work with share the same values and priorities that we do. We carefully select the people we work with and encourage open, progressive dialogue and information sharing.
We know we can make a difference on our own, but in the words of the great Aristotle ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. We want to share our learnings and ideas with other jewellery businesses inluding competitors so that everyone can improve and together we can make a big difference.
All of the three workshops that we work with are certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The RJC Code of Practices is the industry standard covering the entire jewellery supply chain. In addition to RJC Certification, they are also Sedex audited and ISO certified.
The workshops and factories we use for both our jewellery and packaging are further audited by ourselves through annual visits, ensuring that our Sourcing Code of Conduct is agreed and followed.
We have signed Supplier Agreements which include Ethical Trading, Environmental Protection, Material compliance and Traceability requirements.