Fairtrade Gold Jewellery

Designed & handmade in our London workshop
Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Jewellery
Fairtrade Gold jewellery is part of our ‘fair’ collection of stories, alongside non-Burmese rubies and fairly (not minimum) paid adult labour.

So what does Fairtrade Gold mean? It means that the people who mine the gold – just like Fairtrade farmers of coffee or tea – get a decent price for the raw material. It means it’s mined using safe working practices including the management of toxic chemicals, such as mercury and cyanide which can be harmful to both environment and miner. It means that Fairtrade Standards are met regarding working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women's rights, child labour and protection of the environment.

You will be paying a little extra for jewellery made from Fairtrade Gold, so that small-scale miners and their communities can benefit from its sale with a minimum guaranteed price. In addition, miners receive the Fairtrade Premium of 10% which goes towards the social, environmental and economic development of their community. Stephen was one of the first jewellers to sign up, and is now amongst a small group of businesses in the UK licensed to use this precious commodity. After trying to be as ethically sound as we could, it has finally become possible for us to use a certifiable, Fairtrade Gold stamp. And we hope you will agree that this is a ‘result’! For more information please visit www.fairtrade.org.

If you're interested in having a jewellery piece from Stephen's collection made in Fairtrade Gold please contact us.

Fair-trade Gold and Recycled Gold.

We are a registered Fairtrade manufacturer and all the Fairtrade designs we make are made using the gold from the Colombian mine Oro Verde. This guarantees that the miners are paid a fair wage. It means that Fairtrade Standards are met regarding working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women's rights, child labour and protection of the environment.
We cannot say that all the gold that we use is all recycled because that would not be true. If we only used vintage jewellery to make our designs we couldn’t, even then say that it was fully recycled. This word somehow implies to the customer that none of the gold has been mined.


The only way to get gold from the ground is through mining.The only thing you could say in this case is that that vintage gold hasn’t been mined recently.The gold that we use in our fine jewellery has been in the supply chain for 5000 years. The jewellery trade has been using gold for thousands of years, gold which has been melted down, re-used and re-made countless times.All gold is recycled as it’s not a resource that is ever thrown away, therefore all gold is constantly being reused in the supply chain but all gold is mined originally. If as a customer you object to the conditions that this gold was originally found, even if it was in the 1600’s then the best option to go for is Fairtrade gold.


At the moment as this is a limited resource you will be paying a little extra for jewellery made from Fairtrade Gold, so that small-scale miners and their communities can benefit from its sale with a minimum guaranteed price. In addition, miners receive the Fairtrade Premium of 10% which goes towards the social, environmental and economic development of their community. Stephen was one of the first jewellers to sign up, and is now amongst a small group of businesses in the UK licensed to use this precious commodity. After trying to be as ethically sound as we could, it has finally become possible for us to use a certifiable, Fairtrade Gold stamp.


For more information please call or email us for a quote to have the design of you choice made in Fairtrade Gold.



FAIRTRADE GOLD JEWELLERY
DESIGNED & HANDMADE IN LONDON
DESIGNED & HANDMADE IN LONDON
"When you buy one of our pieces you are buying into a great British tradition of craftsmanship. As well as owning something that looks fabulous, it has also been made exclusively for you in our London workshops"
- Stephen Einhorn
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Fairtrade Gold Jewellery
So what does Fairtrade Gold mean? It means that the people who mine the gold – just like Fairtrade farmers of coffee or tea – get a decent price for the raw material. It means it’s mined using safe working practices including the management of toxic chemicals, such as mercury and cyanide which can be harmful to both environment and miner. It means that Fairtrade Standards are met regarding working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women's rights, child labour and protection of the environment.

If you're interested in having a jewellery piece from Stephen's collection made in Fairtrade Gold please contact us. 
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