At Svendsen Jewellery we believe in minimalism. Minimal design, minimal lifestyle and, more importantly, minimal impact on the environment. Our aim is to be as ethically and environmentally responsible as we can. All Svendsen Jewellery is designed and handcrafted in Bristol using either 925 sterling silver (Fairmined or Ecosilver where possible) or 18kt Fairtrade/Fairmined Gold.’

 

FAIRTRADE GOLD + FAIRMINED GOLD

Fairtrade Gold and Fairmined Gold gives miners the deal they deserve for the work they they do. Without it, miners are often exploited by traders, and left in poverty. By paying a little more for Fairtrade Gold or Fairmined Gold, you're investing in these miner's lives, their communities and their futures.

Find out more at the Fairtrade Foundations website and Fairmined website

 

FAIRMINED ECOLOGICAL GOLD

Fairmined Ecological Gold is produced under the same strict standard for responsible mining as Fairmined Gold in terms of social, organizational and economic criteria. But there is one difference. Where regular Fairmined Gold and Fairtrade Gold is produced with responsible management and reduction of toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide, miners producing Fairmined Ecological Gold do not use any toxic chemicals at all in their extraction processes.

Further reading can be found here.

 

RECYCLED GOLD +  SILVER

By buying recycled gold and/or silver, you reduce the impact that gold and silver mining has on the environment.

 

ETHICALLY SOURCED GEMSTONES

Unfortunately, there is currently no such thing as Fairtrade gemstones. However, what we can do is source ethical gemstones from suppliers with transparent and certified supply chains--allowing us to trace each stone back to its source. This allows us to choose gemstones that are mined in a fair and environmentally-friendly way.

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