In this video blog Greg Valerio discusses the horrendous practice of slavery and its every present spectre in the jewellery supply chain. Fairtrade Gold and it's verifiable supply chain offers a very positive life affirming way we can all express our commitment to a jewel that is slave free.
In this second video blog - Greg Valerio, fair trade jeweller explores the lack of information for consumers regarding the carbon footprint of gemstones and jewellery.
Greg Valerio answers questions from Jennifer-Lynn Archuleta on ethical gemstones, the challenges faced by ethical jewellers and the state of ethical claims made by jewellery companies and brands.
In this blog post ethical jeweller Greg Valerio talks about his vision for an Eco-friendly gold source from Uganda. Working in partnership with Ugandan gold mining communities, Fairtrade Africa and the CRED Foundation his vision is for all Valerio Jewellery to be sourced according to Fairtrade Ecological standards. This means mercury free gold, which in turn means women can work without risks to their children and their environment.
In this article Greg Valerio, the British ethical jeweller and activist explains why the Church is the key to turning the jewellery market upside down through Fairtrade Gold wedding rings.
Valerio Jewellery is an online ethical fair trade jewellery brand it will offer classic, primal and contemporary designed luxury jewellery made from the most socially conscious, environmentally responsible and desirable metals and gems on the planet.
Knowing the source of your gemstones is essential if the coloured gemstone jewellery you are buying is to leave a positive social and environmental legacy. In this article Greg explores some of the basic background info to the principle of Know Your Source.
First published in Gems & Jewellery, March 2015 edition. I [...]
First published in Facets - The Company of Master Jewellers [...]
Open letter to Alliance for Responsible Mining and Fairtrade Labeling Organisation. Signed by 140 International jewellers
Below is the open letter sent to Alliance for Responsible [...]