Statement on Gemstone Sourcing

Burmese Rubies and Sapphires

 

The negative press surrounding Burmese rubies and sapphires is currently widespread. Although it is not a core part of our business, Boodles has decided that, as of 9th December 2017, we will no longer be sourcing sapphires and rubies from Burma.

 

 

Policy on Conflict Diamonds

 

All of our diamonds are purchased from legitimate sources that are not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. We deal with reputable suppliers whom we know and trust and who guarantee their diamonds are non-conflict.

 

 

Responsible Jewellery Council Policy

 

‘Boodles, established over two centuries ago, is an exciting British fine Jeweller with a truly individual personality and a committed focus to achieving excellence in all facets of design, craftsmanship & service.

We have 10 sites located in the UK and Ireland and employ 111 personnel.

Boodles is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

The RJC is a standards-setting organisation that has been established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewellery supply chain.

The RJC has developed a benchmark standard for the jewellery supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing.

As an RJC Member, we commit to operating our business in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes.’

 

Jody Wainwright
Director of Precious Gemstones

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