SUSTAINABLE JEWELLERY

I embrace the challenge of reducing our impact on the planet and it’s people by always striving to use responsibly-sourced and sustainable materials and practices. At the very least this means working with only fairly traded metals and stones, repurposing wherever possible, and providing the highest levels of certification for all diamonds and gemstones.

Fairtrade Gold

Buying Fairtrade Gold makes a real difference to the lives of miners, their families and communities. Jewellery with the Fairtrade Gold Stamp is extra special. Buying it means you know the small-scale and artisanal miners were paid a fair price, giving them financial security.

Small-scale miners are exploited by traders because of their poverty, and the absence of regulation and legal protections. They rarely receive a fair price for their product, even when the world gold price rises, as they are usually offered below the market price. Because of this, these miners struggle to generate enough profit or attract the finance needed to invest in their operations or in safer, more efficient mining practices and technology.

By using Fair Trade Gold means we can help them to improve their mining and business practices as well as open the market to generate more sales on better terms. The Fairtrade Gold Standards include strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment. “

©2018 Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden | rox@rrhjewellery.com