Ethical Sourcing

Ensuring our supply chain is free from corruption, conflict, and infringements on human rights are made possible by these transparency systems in place. The ability to trace every bit of history of our materials; from distribution, location and application of products, parts and more, keeps us committed to bringing you peace of mind when choosing our jewelry.

Jewelry materials have a track record filled with violence, abuse and other unethical practices. Our gold and stones are passed through many hands of verification to ensure we do our part, alongside our industry peers, in removing all forms of ill-practice.

Gold, diamonds, and other materials for crafting fine jewelry have seen a history of conflict and terrible consequences. fueling wars, inhumane labor, dangerous work conditions, water pollution, & other violations to the environment, & human rights.

But with traceability, the ability to identify and trace the history, distribution, location & application of products, parts & materials is possible & thorough. Traceability ensures sustainability & ethical claims in our material supply chains are upheld in the areas of human rights, health and safety labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

The standards used by us & our industry peers to create transparency in the supply chain & promote responsible sourcing of minerals.

The Honolulu Jewelry chain-of-custody process continues to be the platform of our sustainability and accountability efforts and programs.

Conflict free metals standards:

  • RJC chain of custody standard
  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
  • World Gold Council Conflict-Free Standard

Minerals are approved in these standards by:

  • The LBMA good delivery list
  • EICC/GeSI conflict-free compliant smelter list
  • The Responsible Jewelry Council
  • Refiners who certify & independently audit that all gold supplies are conflict free.

The GMP Audit

A requirement for all factories that produce our materials The audit looks at the factory’s capabilities, capacities, processes and compliance for producing products.

Keeping our supply chain accountable keeps us all accountable. Here are the systems that our suppliers are required to uphold before any of their materials make their way to the jewelry we create.

What the GMP audit covers:

  • Management Commitment and Continual Improvement
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Sites and Facilities Management
  • Product Control Product Testing and Product Claims
  • Process Control
  • Personnel Training and Competency