Rubel & Ménasché achieves Responsible Jewellery Council certification for the 2nd time

Marianne Riou

The Parisian diamond dealer Rubel & Ménasché has been awarded the RJC Certification for the 2nd time. On January 17, 2014, the Responsible Jewellery Council announced that the diamond dealer – and official supplier of the top jewellers of Place Vendôme – met the highest ethical, social and environmental standards of its certification system.

The certification audit to which the RJC subjected Rubel & Ménasché on January 17, 2014, and which was carried out independently by Antonia Orsoni and Marie-Charlotte Druesne of Ernst & Young, was extremely successful.

[two_third]“We had already obtained the Responsible Jewellery Council Certification in 2010, underlines Christophe L’Hoir, Head of General Services at Rubel & Ménasché. Today, we are very proud that it has once again been awarded to us after this audit. And, what is more, for the longest possible period of time, that is to say three years! The RJC honours our values, our rigour and our procedures. It gives concrete expression to the continuous improvement of our operation and process to ensure, for example, the follow-up and monitoring of the anti-corruption measures that we have implemented; or to study the financial and societal risks of our economic partners… This renewed RJC Certification is an important step in our desire to introduce a chain of custody for the diamonds we offer. We will continue to follow this path.[/two_third]


“The RJC Certification recognizes the procedures put into place to introduce a chain of custody for the exceptional diamonds offered by Rubel & Ménasché.”


About RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation. It has more than 460 Member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit.

The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance  – the global association for sustainability standards. For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit

About Rubel & Ménasché

Established in 1950, Rubel & Ménasché, a historical player in the diamond industry, supplies the top jewellers in the world with exceptional diamonds, tailor-cut and sorted.

The diamond dealer, with its re-cutting workshop (6 cutters, one of whom has earned the title of Best Craftsman in France – Meilleur Ouvrier de France – and another who is competing for the next title) and its innovative industrial processes and advanced services, is to date one of the few select Parisian workshops to offer such high-quality diamonds in such short time frames. For more than 15 years now, the company has endeavoured to introduce respectful work methods for every link of the chain, ensuring the ethical, social, interdependent and environmental monitoring of the diamonds it selects. Furthermore, on June 28, 2013, Rubel & Ménasché was awarded the French Living Heritage Company  (EPV) label in recognition of its exceptional expertise and procedures, as well as the passing on of the latter.

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