Code of Ethics

Jewelers of America Member


Werkheiser Jewelers Ltd. is a proud member of Jewelers of America (JA). As a JA member, we pledge to operate under the highest code of ethics so that you may do business with us confidently. We continue to maintain these high standards each year we are in business.

Ethical Practices

As outlined in Jewelers of America’s Code of Professional Practices, these are the ethical standards by which we continuously practice:

  1. We will conform to all applicable law in the jurisdictions where we operate.

  2. We will conduct our business with honesty, sincerity, truthfulness, integrity and transparency.

  3. We will not engage in bribery and/or correuption. We will work to protect the industry and our clients against fraud, misrepresentation and unethical business practices.

  4. We will not tolerate money laundering and/or financing of terrorism. If applicable to our business, we will have an anti-money laundering (AML) program in place to fully comply with the USA Patriot Act.

  5. We will make every effort to ensure that we do not deal in the flow of conflict diamonds. We will fully comply with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the World Diamond Council System of Warranties.

  6. We will fully and accurately disclose the material characteristics of the products and merchandise we sell.

  7. We will take reasonable measures to ensure the physical integrity and security of product shipments.

  8. We will respect commercial confidentiality and the data privacy of our employees, business partners and customers.

  9. We will strive to continuously improve our professionalism and expertise, as individuals and as a company.

Social & Human Rights Practices

  1. We will respect the fundamental human rights of all our employees, business partners and customers.

  2. We will conform to all applicable laws related to labor practices with regard to workers’ rights and protections.

  3. We are committed to high standards of health and safety in our business.

  4. We will not discriminate against employees in accordance with applicable law.

  5. We will prohibit the use of degrading treatment, harassment, abuse, coercion or intimidation in any form in our business.

  6. We will adhere to all applicable laws related to working hours and compensation.

  7. We will strive to be good citizens and contribute to the communities in which we do business.

  8. We will recognize and respect the rights of all indigenous peoples, and the value of their traditional, cultural and social heritage.

Environmental Practices

  1. We will strive to conduct our business in an environmentally responsible manner.

  2. We will strive to manage our environmental footprint by eliminating or minimizing negative environmental impacts.

  3. We will strive to ensure the efficiency of our business operations by managing our use of resources and energy.

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