Platinum Guild International Joins Responsible Jewelry Council
Source: IDEX Online (1/27/11)
"PGI responsible for platinum jewelry development for South African producers."
"Platinum group metals were the first new materials added to the RJC system original scope of diamonds and gold. We greatly respect PGI's leading commitment to responsible business practices and we are very pleased about its support for the RJC," said RJC CEO Michael Rae.
"We have joined the RJC because we believe those we work with share these goals and will consider RJC certification an essential step to clearly demonstrate their commitment to responsible business practices" says James Courage, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Guild International.
Platinum Guild International (PGI) is funded by South African platinum producers and fabricators in 1975. PGI has been supporting the development of platinum jewelry by providing information, marketing support and training to the jewelry trade for over 35 years. In addition to its headquarters in London, PGI has offices in China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S.