Our Quality Label
Our certification criteria apply to human rights, environmental standards and
We have set audit criteria for small to medium sized mining cooperation’s and
businesses, as well as criteria for buyers from artisanal mining sources and further
Our audit criteria are available in our blog section
The criteria and toolkits may be modified and/or reviewed in accordance with our procedures and lessons learned during application.
They provide a framework for an ethical, fair, free and transparent trade based on the foundational principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice.
It does not warrant against greed or the love of power. Neither is it to be considered a bureaucratic technicality.
The certification criteria are based on national and local legislations as well as
international best practice standards. They consist of a human rights and
environmental toolkit that is based on the diagnostic assessment tool as set forth by
the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
They are designed to help companies detect potential human rights violations caused
by the effect of their operations. This survey includes the measuring of effects on
employees, local residents and other stakeholders.
Furthermore we have developed manufacturing standards in cooperation with IPIS,
(International Peace Information Services) - a Kimberley Process auditor.
The manufacturing standards relate to social as well as environmental issues and
follow the objectives as set out in the Fair Trade Jewellery Manufacturing Principles
and Standards working draft as propossed by the Fair Jewelry Action workgroup.
Top Consultancy BV, a dutch quality labelling bureau is helping us in making our label
ISO 9001+ proof which is another third party validation that what we promise is
actually lived up to.
All cooperatives and producers that comply to our certification criteria will be enabled
to sell their products with our certification. This will enhance transparency of the
goods offered and enables strong market positioning, as well as strong differentiating
in a market swarmed with likewise products.
Audit Criteria Polishing
Audit Criteria Manufacturing
The eight pointed star is a symbol used by the Sumerians and the Babylonians.
referred to the goddess known at “The Lightbringer”.
Native Americans use it to refer
to peace between the tribes.
When enclosed within a circle it was the symbol for the
Eight is an also important number in terms of realizing balance, and it reoccurs in the
eight-paths in the way of Buddah and eight immortals in Chinese tradition and the
eight days of Hannukkah, the festival of light.
Its universal symbolism is one of balance, harmony, and cosmic order.