Conflict- free Diamonds
We endeavour to insure that all materials used in our jewellery come from ethical sources and we can offer Kimberley-certificated stones which prove this. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (Kimberley Process or KP) is an international governmental certification scheme that was set up to prevent the trade in diamonds that fund conflict. Launched in January 2003, the scheme requires governments to certify that shipments of rough diamonds are conflict-free.
About Diamond Certificates - The confidence you deserve
The purpose of a diamond certificate is to offer you the highest possible level of security and confidence. It confirms the diamond's authenticity and describes its essential characteristics or ' 4 Cs'... Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut
Not just anyone can grade a diamond. It needs to be examined by expert gemmologists, under strict regulations and using specialised equipment. To ensure your absolute confidence, Aurum of Jersey only uses polished diamonds that have not been set into a piece of jewellery.
We believe that all customers need to be informed correctly about the diamonds they buy. That is why we examine the diamonds we buy to see whether a diamond has been subject to any unreported treatments in order to alter its appearance or whether it is synthetic, meaning that it was not born millions of years ago in nature, but in a laboratory.
The National Association Of Goldsmiths
The National Association Of Goldsmiths (N.A.G.) was established in 1894 to serve and support the Jewellery Industry of Great Britain and Ireland. The Association promotes high professional standards among its membership to inspire consumer confidence and to enhance the reputation of its members. There is a Code of Practice to which elected Members must agree to adhere to and by which applicants for membership are judged.
Government, Trading Standards, industry and the media turn to the Association for advice and we also have a strong international presence, in particular through our very close association with the International Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO).
The Association is committed to encouraging communication within the industry and to helping members to adopt modern technology. Membership comprises professional retail jewellers, both independents and multiples, who are committed to an honest and knowledgeable approach to their business.
The Guild of Master Craftsmen
The Guild of Master Craftsmen exists for the benefit of its members. By increasing public perception of their skill and integrity, The Guild assists their members in obtaining extra work and help make savings on business expenses.
The Guild brings together all skilled people engaged in a type of craft, art, trade, profession or vocation in order to protect the interests of craftsmen and the public. The unskilled are excluded and the minimum qualifications for memberships ensures the high standards of The Guild are preserved.
These high standards are publicised through national and local media, thus creating a greater public awareness. To further promote their high standards of work, The Guild of Master Craftsmen runs a Helpline to aid in finding skilled and reliable craftsmen. This free service uses the Guild’s Membership database to compile lists of Guild member selected by location and craft.
As well as traditional builders, carpenters and skilled tradesmen, Guild membership includes many specialist craftsmen and designer-makers such as soft furnishers and glass retorers.