How to Join

Take the first step on your sustainability journey

A key principle of RJC has always been inclusivity. That’s why membership is available to organisations, small and large, and from within and outside of the watch and jewellery supply chain. Anyone is welcome, so long as they share our commitment to creating a responsible worldwide supply chain that promotes trust in our industry.

There are three membership options available – commercial, association and supporter. Whichever membership route you choose, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

RJC membership is more than just a pathway to sustainable growth. It gives Members a voice and the ability to shape the future of our industry through their actions.

I joined the RJC in 2006 to ensure that small businesses were not left behind. I actually found the process way more useful than I ever imagined and it helped me and my business to ‘grow up’. It showed me some things I really needed like procedures and safety guidelines. My little team all worked together to get through it, which helped to empower them too. The RJC team were always there to advise and support along the way.

Harriet Kelsall, Founder and Chair of Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd Tweet

Join RJC as a Commercial Member

Suitable for an enterprise actively involved for commercial reasons in the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery and watch supply chain.

Step one: Commit to the RJC Mission

Commit, at an Executive level, to support the mission of the RJC and achieve RJC Certification within two years of joining.

We aim: ‘To advance responsible ethical, social and environmental practices, which respect human rights, throughout the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds), gold, silver and/or platinum group metals, jewellery and watch supply chain, from mine to retail.’

Step two: Check eligibility & Membership Fees

A key principle of the RJC is to be inclusive. We encourage organisations of all sizes throughout the global jewellery supply chain to apply for membership. Check your eligibility and understand the different membership fees before you apply. Details are avaialable in the RJC Commercial Membership Application Guidance document.

Step three: Submit your application

Download the commercial membership application form (part 2) and the membership agreement (part 3). Send completed applications by email to our New Applications Team. Our team will contact you to start due dilligence checks and discuss your applicaton with you. Please note: membership fees are only invoiced once your application has been approved.

Step four: Promote yourself as an RJC member

Congratulations! You are now an RJC Commercial Member. You will receive guidance on how to communicate about your membership and be automatically listed in the RJC Member Register – a publicly searchable list of all current members of the RJC and their certification status. It is important to note only Certified Members can use the RJC logo in their communications.

Join RJC as an Association Member

Suitable for a trade association with members that are actively involved in the diamond, coloured gemstones, gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery supply chain.

Step one: Commit to the RJC Mission

Commit, at an Executive level, to support the mission of the RJC and actively encourage association members to join the RJC. While Association Members are not required to achieve RJC Certification, your members who join are. To understand what will be required of your members, please familiarise yourself with RJC Certification requirements.

We aim: ‘To advance responsible ethical, social and environmental practices, which respect human rights, throughout the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds), gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery and watch supply chain, from mine to retail.’

Step two: Check eligibility & Membership Fees

RJC Association Members are critical to create a responsible worldwide supply chain that promotes trust in the watch and jewellery industry. We look to build transformative partnerships with associations of all sizes throughout the entire supply chain.

In addition to your commitment to the RJC Mission and growing RJC membership, Association Members are also required to:

  • Educate your members about the ethical, social, human rights and environmental challenges that are faced by the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds), gold, silver and platinum group metals jewellery and watch industry.
  • Comply with RJC Antitrust Policy and Rules.
  • Respect and protect the intellectual property of the RJC including correct logo usage by members.
Step three: Register your interest

We understand integrating sustainability into your operations can take time – this is a journey of continuous improvement. The first step is to register your interest with our Membership Engagement Team. Please contact us by email with your contact details, a summary of your organisation, and how you feel RJC can support your members in achieving responsible business practices. We look forward to hearing from you.

Join RJC as a Supporter

This is for organisations outside of the jewellery and watch industry that want to support RJC’s work through financial and/or in-kind support.

Step one: Commit to the RJC Goals

Commit, at an Executive level, to support the objectives of the RJC and promote responsible practices in the jewellery supply chain.

RJC Goals: ‘To advance responsible ethical, social and environmental practices, which respect human rights, throughout the diamond, coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds), gold, silver and/or platinum group metals jewellery and watch supply chain, from mine to retail.’

Step two: Check eligibility & Membership Fees

RJC Supporter Members display significant influence over the global jewellery and watch supply chain, even though they themselves operate outside of it. Members in this category seek to contribute to RJC’s mission through financial and/or in-kind support.

We are particularly interested to hear from financial institutions, media and trade fairs who raise awareness and advocate responsible jewellery throughout the entire supply chain. Organisations that do not meet the requirements for commercial or association membership may apply for RJC Supporter Membership. 

Please note: we do not accept applications from consultants, advisors, third-party auditors, or similar. If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, please contact our Membership and Engagement Team.

Step three: Register your interest

Your support is invaluable to create a responsible worldwide supply chain that promotes trust in the jewellery and watch industry. Please email your contact details and a brief overview of your intended support to our Membership and Engagement Team. We look forward to hearing from you.