Cred Jewellery has unveiled a collection crafted using the first Fairtrade gold from Africa.
The Syanyonja collection, which has been named after the association of small scale miners in Uganda who produced the first Fairtrade gold from Africa, offers four cluster engagement rings adorned with lab grown diamonds.
Each ring has a Swahili name to recognise the women miners whose great determination to be Fairtrade accredited led to the historic achievement of being pioneers in traceable gold from Africa.
Fairtrade gold from Syanyonja comes from Northern Uganda, where Cred is working with the community to help them produce gold using environmentally clean systems without child labour to the Fairtrade standards. Workers at the mine get paid a fair price for the gold plus a social premium to help the community of $2,000/Kilo.
By using lab grown diamonds Cred is now able to offer the “ultimate ethical engagement ring” in time for the Christmas trading period.