Nir Livnat, MD of Steinmetz Diamonds Speaks on Getting RJC Certified



Released on: July 28, 2011, 3:28 pm
Author: Nir Livnat, Steinmetz Diamonds
Industry: Apparel & Fashion

R Steinmetz & Sons NV, the Antwerp based diamond company was certified by the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the Responsible Jewellery Council Member Certification System. The news was announced by the Responsible Jewellery Council on 21 July 2011 in London. RJC’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rae said, “The RJC is delighted to congratulate R Steinmetz & Sons NV on their Certification. The successful verification assessment of R Steinmetz & Sons NV was conducted by Peter Warbrick from SGS.”

On acquiring the RJC Certification, the Group’s Marketing Director Nir Livnat said,“We are most proud to have achieved this important certification and we are pleased to be a part of the RJC to support ethical conduct and sustainability within the jewellery supply chain.”

Known across countries for being the leading suppliers of rough diamond assortments to diamond manufacturers, the company will now boast of the benefits of recognition against the RJC certification, which supports their reputation of providing conflict free diamonds. This is an important advantage to have over consumers, for building buyers’ confidence in the brand, and strengthening the diamond supply chain. A subsidiary of the Steinmetz Diamond Group, R Steinmetz & Sons NV has been around since 1977 with offices throughout the world’s top diamond centers.

Says Nir Livnat, Managing Director, of The Steinmetz Diamond Group “we established in the early 1940s and have been the proud creators of world renowned diamonds like the Steinmetz Pink, which is a one of its kind internally flawless pink diamond. The 59.60 carat stone is the world’s largest fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded”. Also “another diamond stone by the Group is the famous pear shaped De Beers Millennium Star that weighs a whopping 203.04 carats and internally flawless D colour gem” says Nir Livnat.

Best known for their diversified interest in the diamond business, cutting and polishing expertise, and manufacturing and supply of rough diamonds, Steinmetz has mines in many countries, and cutting and polishing centres in Botswana, South Africa, New York, and Namibia.

Committed to coming up with innovative and creative marketing tools like exhibitions at world recognized museums in London and Washington, the Stienmetz Diamond Group is also the proud sponsor of Formula 1 team Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes in addition to holding the annual Monaco and Singapore Grand Prix.

The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organization that brings more than 310 member companies together, which are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from rough to the end consumer. The certification system applies to all members’ businesses that supply to the diamond, platinum, gold and metal jewellery contribution chain. is a website which includes comprehensive information and the full list of RJC members.

While the main administrative offices for the Steinmetz Diamond Group are based in Geneva, Switzerland with a global presence in Tel Aviv, Antwerp, New York, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Gaborone and Windhoek, features thorough information about the company.



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