COVID-19

We are here to support you. Please do what you can to stay safe and protect yourselves, your close and extended families, and your community.

We will get through this together.

For urgent support, please call +44 207 321 0992

In the face of this unprecedented global health crisis, the RJC is here to support our members. The jewellery and watch industry is going through challenging times as a result of the current health and economic climate, and our thoughts are with all stakeholders and their families around the world.

Our resilience is being tested at all levels. We believe that everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing during this crisis is paramount, and that it’s only by working together in partnership, that we will find a way through this difficult time.

The RJC will use this page to provide information on our actions as well as industry news and global health updates to keep you abreast of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thank you for your continued commitment, support, and understanding. Please stay safe and healthy, look after yourselves, and your families. We will get through this together.

Stay safe and best regards,
— Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director

COVID-19: Extension to RJC Audit Deadlines

Due to the continued risks of the Covid-19 virus and operational challenges, RJC is prolonging temporary measures on audit flexibility to support our members. All COP onsite/in-person audits originally due or scheduled in the period 1 September – 31 December 2020 can be allocated an extra three months to their deadline. Please note that this does not cover any members who have already been allocated the six-month Covid extension, and any audits that have already been re-scheduled to take place during this period should go ahead as planned – unless there are urgent changes in circumstance due to the pandemic.

If you have any queries please email: daylia.brown@responsiblejewellery.com

Latest updates

Letter of support from RJC Executive Director

We are living in entirely unprecedented times. The scale and impact of this rapidly unfolding crisis was unimaginable to most of us just weeks ago. And within a matter of weeks, the engines of the world’s economies seem to be screeching to a halt as entire populations are locked up inside their homes.

Open letter to members

Members of the jewellery and watch industry are going through challenging times as a result of the current health and economic climate. Our thoughts are with all stakeholders and their families around the world.

Lettera aperta ai membri (Open letter to members)

Le nostre aziende operanti nell’industria della gioielleria e dell’orologeria stanno attraversando un periodo difficile a causa dell’attuale clima sanitario ed economico. I nostri pensieri sono rivolti a tutte le parti interessate e alle loro famiglie in tutto il mondo.

Lettre ouverte aux membres (Open letter to members)

L’industrie de la bijouterie et de l’horlogerie traverse une période particulièrement difficile en raison de la situation sanitaire et économique actuelle. Nos pensées vont aux membres de l’industrie et à leurs familles, partout dans le monde.

Open letter to all stakeholders

Dear Stakeholders, The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Members of the jewellery and watch