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Edinburgh jewellery show shines light on ethical sourcing

Fair Luxury, an industry organisation which exists to inspire ethical sourcing, will open an exhibition of fairly made jewellery and silver objects in Edinburgh this month. Taking place October 19-21 at Lyon & Turnbull on Broughton Place, the exhibition titled ‘Perspectives: Creating Jewellery for a Fairer Future’, invites people to question the stories behind each

What does it take to be a responsible jeweller?

Words by By Juliane Kippenberg, associate director, and Komala Ramachandra, senior researcher, at Human Rights Watch. This week, hundreds of jewellers from around the world attended International Jewellery London. Last year, it drew about 9,000 industry representatives from 71 countries, discussing everything from jewellery design and manufacturing to marketing. This year, jewellery free of human rights

Demand for Fairtrade gold continues to increase in the UK

The latest shipment of Fairtrade gold brought into the UK was the biggest to date as demand keeps on growing. Cred Jewellery reveals last month’s import was a huge 19.1kg in weight and came from Fairtrade accredited gold mine Macdesa, in Southern Peru. This is the single biggest import of Fairtrade gold, beating the last

Shoppers willing to pay more for ethically produced jewellery, claims report

As consumers are paying closer attention to how products are made, a survey reveals jewellery shoppers are willing to pay more for peace of mind. According to a consumer survey, conducted by jewellery buying group the Company of Master Jewellers, 44% of respondents say they’d consider whether a piece jewellery or a watch has been

Ethical Gem Fair returns to London after inaugural success

Due to the success of the inaugural Ethical Gem Fair earlier this year, the trade event will be returning to London next month. A collaborative partnership between three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers – Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems-Queensland, Australia), the Ethical Gem Fair

COLLECTION: Hargreaves Stockholm champions female empowerment

Ethical jewellery brand Hargreaves Stockholm has launched Empowerment, a meaningful collection designed to reflect modern society. Crafted in Fairtrade ecological gold and silver, the Empowerment collection comprises earrings and pendants inspired by symbols derived from an ancient runic alphabet. Used from the 2nd to 8th centuries, the Futhark runic alphabet, which has enthused the new