Tag Archives: fairtrade

Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards Finalist

Award nomination for Nineteen48

Nineteen48 was recently confirmed as a finalist in the UK Jewellery Awards (UKJA) 2015, having been shortlisted in the new category of Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year. “We were very pleased to see this new category which we hope will raise the profile of ethical jewellery in the UK and we commend Fairtrade Gold for […]

Fairtrade logo on a gold wedding band

A campaign to change lives? “I DO” says Fairtrade Gold

On Wednesday 14th January, 2015, the Fairtrade Foundation launched its “I DO” campaign in London. The initiative aims to raise $1 million from sales of wedding rings made with Fairtrade Gold to support artisanal gold miners in some of the world’s poorest countries. To reach their target, an estimated 100,000 wedding rings will need to […]

Gary Seneviratne at mine in Sri Lanka

Keeping it clean – what does it mean to be ethical in the world of gem mining?

Ethics is a complex concept that means different things to different people and in different industries. For the world of gemstones and jewellery many of the ethical issues we face stem from the tough, uncompromising and distinctly unglamorous world of gem mining. It is fair to say that “ethics” is not a word that is […]