At WILLIAM ÉDOUARD, we are committed to using ethical and sustainable practices across all areas of our work and we have taken rigorous steps to ensure that every gemstone used in our creations is ethically sourced and conflict free.
All of our diamonds are conflict free and purchased in compliance with the United Nations (UN) resolutions and corresponding national laws. Moreover, our diamonds adhere to the World Diamond Council System of Warranties Guidelines (SDC SoW) and sanctions of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s office of foreign assets control (OFAC). All other stones are sourced from suppliers that are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
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.
These audits ensure that our gemstones are strictly sourced under the following conditions:
- No child labour
- Adequate ventilation
- Available health care
- Reasonable work hours
- Payment of fair wage
- Allowance for time off and reasonable vacation
- Compliance with local labor and pollution laws
- Adherence to import/export laws and consumer policies
WILLIAM ÉDOUARD takes pride in the fact that the silver used in our creations comes from 100% recycled sources.
Recycled silver can be reclaimed from old jewellery, photography and medical equipment and scrap metals. We also recycle all of our off-cuts which ensures that these precious, non-renewable natural resources will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.
All WILLIAM ÉDOUARD packaging is made from 100% recyclable and reusable materials.