Membership Fees

How much does Commercial Membership Cost?

Annual Membership Fee Rates are in the table below, and are scaled to the size of the business.  There is a minimum fee for smaller businesses, and a maximum fee for larger businesses.  These fees are designed to be inclusive, encouraging organisations of all sizes to contribute to the overall aim of promoting responsible ethical, social, human rights and environmental practices throughout the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery and watch supply chain.

Membership fees do not include the cost of the independent, third party audit that is required to achieve Certification. Auditors can be contacted for an indication of auditing costs – Auditor Contact

Membership Category

Annual Membership Fee Rates

  • Diamonds, coloured gemstones and precious metals miner; or
  • Jewellery and watch retailer;
0.006% of Annual Relevant Sales* (ARS)The above percentage translates to $60.00 per million dollars of Annual Relevant Sales.
  • Precious metals trader, refiner and/or hedger;
  • Diamonds and coloured gemstones trader, cutter and/or polisher;
  • Jewellery and watch manufacturer and/or wholesaler;
  • Service industry e.g. gem laboratories, logistic companies.
0.004% of Annual Relevant Sales* (ARS)The above percentage translates to $40.00 per million dollars of Annual Relevant Sales.
  • Minimum fee applies: £500 GBP or $790 USD
  • Maximum fee applies: £63,750 GBP or $102,000 USD
  • *Annual Relevant Sales (ARS) is defined as “the total sales derived from those parts of the applicant’s business that are directly involved in the diamond, gold and/or platinum group metals supply chain.
  • **For members in the precious metals, refiner, trader and hedger category, the ARS is defined as the total net income received from the refining of precious metals i.e. the refining/handling fees charged for the refining of precious metals that are sold and directly involved in the diamond, coloured gemstones, gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery supply chain.
  • Annual membership subscriptions run for 12 months from the joining date.
  • Please refer to the Commercial Membership Application Form for further details.
IMPORTANT!
Please make sure you read the RJC’s membership fee policy on cancellations and refunds by clicking below:

2019 RJC Membership Fee Policy

For an estimate of your Annual Membership Fee please contact Chinelo Etiaba, Director, Membership Services on chinelo.etiaba@responsiblejewellery.com  or +44 (0)207 7321 0992

How much does Association Membership Cost?

A trade association with members that are actively involved in the diamond, coloured gemstones, gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery supply chain is eligible to join the RJC. Association Membership fees are set annually by the RJC’s elected Board of Directors. The current fees are:

Currency

Annual Membership Fee Rates

Great British Pounds Sterling – GBP £1,500
United States Dollars – USD $2,450

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