Lika Behar Collection is committed to maintaining stringent standards of commercial, social, and ethical integrity.
As a proud supplier member of the American Gem Society (AGS) we are committed to embracing the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. As a member of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) we adhere to the principal that the gem trade should be as transparent and ethical as possible. We disclose all customary stone treatments that do not compromise a genuine gemstone’s durability. We pledge not to use synthetic a/k/a lab grown gemstones, be it diamonds or colored gems, or stones of questionable treatments such as glass filled rubies.
Our materials are purchased exclusively from reputable sources.
Our diamond suppliers adhere to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to obtain conflict free materials. In addition, our stone/metal suppliers and clients are required to follow the Anti-Money Laundering program via the USA Patriot Act. We try to buy recycled gold whenever we can; and only from refiners that are reputable and adhere to ethical professional standards. Through our memberships in Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), and the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) we are committed to adhere to responsible business practices: full disclosure and transparency in sourcing, and communication to maintain a strong ethos in our day to day dealings.
As a member of the prestigious association: Jewelers of America; we support all efforts of consumer education in fine jewelry.
We independently pledge not to use any fossils, ivory, or any materials derived from endangered species.
Lika Behar Collection strives to strike a social balance by fairly employing the best jewelers available to us.
Much of the jewelry we sell is produced by skilled artisans who are employed directly by us in our Istanbul atelier, many of whom have been with us since the inception of our company with full benefits and wages significantly above market average. We are committed to their livelihood as well as preserving the timeless traditions of hand fabricated goldsmithing. The few vendors we use are required to have established businesses that follow laws and employ adult artisans so that children are not employed or exploited.
We feel it is our duty to continually improve the lives of our team members in the USA as well as overseas. We are committed to be responsible citizens of the world for our future.
When you buy a Lika product you can rest assured that it was sourced fairly and ethically.
Charitable Contributions & Endeavors
At Lika Behar Collection, we feel we are blessed and therefore we have an obligation to doing our part to make the world better place through our charitable contributions and endeavors. We also encourage all our employees to do the same.
As a breast cancer survivor, Lika has a personal connection and commitment to support the fight against this disease. Since 2012, every year around Thanksgiving we underwrite a free mobile breast cancer screening program via the American Italian Cancer Organization. They provide mammograms, clinical and breast exams, and breast health education and follow-up support to medically underserved women. In 2019 we were able to sponsor not one, but two screening days in disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York.
Additionally, we also make yearly contributions to Citymeals-on Wheels, who provide meals to the homebound elderly. In addition, one of our staff members also hand delivers these types of meals in New Jersey. Another member fundraises and participates in the Jewelers for Children 5K run, to help children who are victims of illness and neglect.
Throughout the year we donate various items of jewelry for auction or raffle to numerous charitable organizations.
In September and October of 2017, we donated a portion from the proceeds of all wholesale sales to relief funds for Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey respectively.
As consumer awareness and attention to global social issues continues to grow, we are firm in our commitment to help make the world a better place.
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