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Stuller’s Commitment to Ethical Sourcing and Fair Trade Practices

Stuller maintains an ongoing environmental consciousness and fair trade awareness in our manufacturing processes and in the lives of all of our associates. We are committed to conducting all operations in the most socially responsible manner possible—from our recycled metals to our ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

We believe it is our duty to improve the lives of our associates and ensure they are compensated fairly for their labor. By supporting ethical suppliers and every facet of fair trade jewelry, we believe we can make a difference in our communities.

And just as we are committed to bettering the global jewelry industry, we are committed to making our own local community a better place.

U.S. Patriot Act Compliance

All of our suppliers have provided written verification stating their compliance with the U.S. Patriot Act.

Responsible Jewelry Council Member

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Certification

RJC is an international body, headquartered in London, that certifies fine jewelry product manufacturers and suppliers for responsible ethical, social, and environmental practices throughout their operations. Certification and membership requires an independent third party audit covering all aspects of operations, from our supply chain and production to business ethics and employee health and safety.

Members must meet RJC's Code of Practices which respects human rights throughout the jewelry supply chain for diamond, gold, and platinum group metals. RJC members commit to implementing continuous improvement processes to increase performance and achieve higher standards.

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Ethical Sourcing

Recognizing the challenges associated with providing precious materials in a responsible manner, we work closely with our suppliers to ensure our jewelry is produced in the most ethical way possible.

Recycled Metals

At Stuller, we are committed to ethical sourcing and environmental sustainability in all aspects of our operations. This includes Stuller's Responsible Sourcing Protocol and using 100% recycled materials in our manufacturing processes.

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SCS Global Services Certifications

SCS Gold Certificate
SCS Silver Certificate
SCS Platinum Certificate
SCS Palladium Certificate

SCS Global Services is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental and sustainability claims according to global standards. Stuller has received SCS's certification for 100% recycled metals, verifying that when you buy Stuller's manufactured metals—gold, silver, platinum, and palladium products—they have 100% recycled content.

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Include this printable SCS card with your customers' purchases, reassuring them the precious metals used in their jewelry are certified 100% recycled.

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Gemstone Sourcing

Stuller adheres to strict protocols in regards to the sourcing of both lab-created and mined gemstones. As a natural resource, gemstones can be found almost anywhere, but they are mined, cut, and exchanged too frequently to keep traceable documentation of their exact source.

However, we engage in several practices to ensure the integrity of the gemstones we purchase and believe in creating an open dialogue about gemstone sourcing to be as transparent and trustworthy as possible. Some of the ethical practices we engage in include

Stuller Thailand

Gemstone experts from our U.S. and Bangkok offices frequently visit our gemstone suppliers and cutters overseas to ensure that ethical gemstone sourcing, mining, and fair labor practices are being followed. This allows us to better trace the origin of our stones.

Trusted Partners

Our vendors are obligated to operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations imposed by the countries in which they operate. They are required to sign a Vendor code of Conduct that draws upon international and industry-specific recognized standards in order to advance social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Gemstone Disclosure

Stuller transparently discloses all treatments that any of our natural and/or lab-created gemstones have undergone. We also clearly label all natural and lab-created gemstones for easy identification.

Ethically Sourced Diamonds

Stuller procures the majority of its diamonds directly from suppliers that manufacture rough diamonds. Sourcing cut and polished diamonds that originate from Canada, South Africa, Botswana, Russia, Australia, and Namibia.

Our membership with the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) means that we share their commitment to upholding the highest standards for ethics, integrity, and professionalism in the diamond industry. Together, we are committed to boosting consumer confidence in diamonds.

No-Conflict Diamonds

We are committed to selling conflict-free, ethically sourced diamonds. We believe it is completely unacceptable to tolerate conflict diamonds and human suffering in any way.

All rough and polished mined diamonds sold by Stuller comply with the Kimberly Process, which ensures rough diamonds are

  • Exported and imported with a government-validated certificate stating the diamonds are conflict-free.
  • Transported between signatory countries in a sealed, tamper-proof container.
  • Sold with a statement from the seller on all invoices guaranteeing the diamonds sold are conflict-free.

Diamond Screening

To combat undisclosed lab-grown diamonds, we have implemented a complex screening process to ensure total confidence in both our mined and lab-grown diamonds.

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Industry Associates

Stuller is a proud member of the following


Stuller's Resource Conservation Practices

In addition to our sustainability efforts within the jewelry industry, Stuller is also committed to environmental consciousness at all of it's facilities. We do this through

Water Management

Developing a comprehensive water management plan, which follows the Best Management Practices outlined by the Federal Energy Management Program, our focus when it comes to efficient water management.

Energy Management

Stuller supports national energy efficiency policies such as Energy Star that improve energy usage by continuously establishing, implementing, and supporting effective energy management programs that provide a safe and comfortable work environment for associates.

Waste Management

Stuller reduces, reuses, and recycles waste where possible. We dispose of all hazardous wastes in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and ensure all effluent from the wastewater treatment system complies with local, state, and federal regulations.

Logistics

To achieve excellence, our day-to-day corporate operations demand efficiency, and we continuously seek areas for improvement. We group customer orders to decrease shipments, use recyclable paper instead of plastic, and use low-flow faucets—among many other things.
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6/17/2019 Market Prices:
Gold 1341.30 Platinum 795.00 Silver 14.78