I have recently become a Fairtrade registered licensee, able to work with  gold that has been mined and traded fairly and ethically. Fairtrade Gold helps break the cycle of economic injustice and exploitation that is sadly commonplace in small scale artisinal mining (the second biggest employer in the world). Very shortly, a debut collection of my work will be available to buy here in 9ct and 18ct yellow Fairtrade Gold - and your purchase will be a tiny but real step in making the world a better, fairer and more beautiful place. For more information about making gold fair please visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/gold

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You may also be interested in the following link where Greg Valerio, jeweller and activist, talks about ethical gold mining.