I use recycled metals whenever I can and only buy Fairtrade Gold when needed.  In the workshop I use environmentally friendly processes to make your jewellery, making sure each piece gets to you without having hurt the planet.
I source non-conflict diamonds and other semi-precious gemstones from New Zealand based distributors who follow procedures to assure we use only the best!
Fairtrade certified gold comes from artisanal and small-scale mining organisations that meet the Fairtrade Standard for Gold and Precious Metals. This means the gold I buy has been responsibly mined and that the miners have received a Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium.  A Fair Trade Premium assists social, environmental and economic development in these communities, supporting local institutions, such as, schools and hospitals.
To learn more about Fairtrade Gold check out this article by Ethical Style Hunter.  It is so important that we make sure we understand where our gold comes from.