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What does it take to be a responsible jeweller?

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

Natalie Perry Jewellery enters luxury online retail sector

Ethical jewellery designer Natalie Perry has partnered with La Maison Couture to enter the luxury online retail sector. The e-commerce boutique will noow stock 12 pieces from the Natalie Perry’s fairtrade gold Floral Fragments collection, which includes the designer’s signature filigree ear jackets, earrings, layering necklaces, bracelets and rings. Designer, Natalie Perry, says of the

Leading suppliers unite to host UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair

Three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers have partnered together to bring a first-of-its-kind trade show to the UK. Taking place next month, Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems- Queensland, Australia), will collectively host the UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair in London. This inaugural one-day

COLLECTIONS OF THE YEAR 2017: Ethical Jewellery

From jewellery crafted in fairtrade gold, to ethically sourced gemstones, all these collections are helping make the world a better place one piece of jewellery at a time. Click on the links to see the products: WINNER: Floral Fragments by Natalie Perry Fine Jewellery Highly Commended: Engraved in my Heart by Arabel Lebrusan Highly Commended:

Cred founder calls time on retail jewellery career

The founder of Cred Jewellery, Greg Valerio, has announced his retirement from jewellery retail, working his last day on August 31. Valerio, who was awarded an MBE for services to Fairtrade gold and artisanal gold mining communities in South America and Africa in the 2016 Honours List, is exiting the trade due to “corporate greed.”