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So, rings. This is the big one. This is one area that has seen huge changes since 2007. In fact, in 2007 wedding and engagement rings merited only a 2 or 3 line mention as part of our Accessories post. Now they have a post all of their own – thanks to Tara who has [...]

To get down and dirty with diamond dealings, we took to the streets. OK, more like flexed our ring fingers and requested the latest information on the ethical diamond, gold and precious stones trade straight to our inboxes. After many years of bloodshed financed by diamonds in developing countries, the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) [...]

It’s been a disgracefully long time since we last posted so we thought we’d come back with a bang and tell you about the great things that are happening with gold. Over a year has gone by since Fairtrade and Fairmined gold was launched so we wanted to dig around a little (excuse the…) and [...]

Belated congratulations to Greg Valerio – founder of Cred Jewellery and now full-time fair trade campaigner – who won the Global Campaigner category of the Observer Ethical Awards 2011 back in June. Up against Avaaz and Greenpeace, Greg didn’t think he had any chance of winning but for all of us who know him and [...]

Leblas can now give customers the choice between fair trade ethical gold or recycled – as they still feel it’s important to use gold that is already above ground. Take a look at the Leblas fair trade wedding ring collection The collection starts at just £245 for 9ct options (perfect for our economic climate!) and [...]

Fair trade jewellers, CRED invite you to take a look at their beautiful collection and meet their designers in person. When: Friday 26 November, 10am-6pm Where: Unit 1.03 Clerkenwell Workshops, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, Farringdon, London EC1R 0AT Find out more about CRED Jewellery. Katie

The mainstream jewellery industry is finally getting ethical. We reported back in April that the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) and the Association of Responsible Mining (ARM) had launched Fairmined and Fairtrade standards for gold and precious metals. Now the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) is putting together an ethics working committee to help connect socially [...]

Chocolate Couture has extended their special offer on Ethical Bond wedding rings to 31 May. Just pre-order a pair of 3mm width, 14 Carat Gold Ethical Bond©- Wedding rings by 31 May 2010 and pay for only one: £295.00 Available in white or yellow gold. To take advantage of this offer, email sales@chocolate-couture.com with the [...]

We’re delighted to report that Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have launched the first ever third party independent certification for gold, opening up market opportunities for millions of impoverished artisanal small-scale miners and their families. This means that by the time you say ‘I do’ you could be [...]

Happy New Year! We hope you’re having a fun 2010 so far and not too put out by the snow if you’re in the UK.  At least it looks festive! We’re kicking off the New Year with a special offer on ice of a different sort – the kind you might find sparkling on your [...]

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