Recycled Gold Jewelry – How ethical is it really?

The gap between fact and fiction, ethical claim and counter claim in the jewelry profession can be very confusing for the conscientious jewelry customer. In this article, award winning ethical and Fair Trade jewelers Marc Choyt and Greg Valerio bring their pioneering experience and wisdom to the question, 'Does buying recycled gold jewellery make a social and environmental difference to our world?'

I am a Heretical Jeweller.

Breaking with the convential marketing narrative in jewellery is not easy. Describing himself as a heretical jeweller, Greg Valerio explains why the ethical jewellery movement must shun convention and invest itself into truth telling.

Stranger than Fiction – Larger than Life.

Short thank you for Greg Valerio to all that have made Fairtrade Gold a reality. He received a MBE from HRH Prince Charles for his campaigning work on behalf of artisanal miners in South America and east Africa.

Slavery – No jeweller wants to talk about this.

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.

Ecological Fairtrade Gold – Another Step Forward

In this video blog Greg Valerio says a huge thank you to all those organisations that are working towards 'mercury-free' ecological Fairtrade Gold in Uganda. One step closer to the dream.

Mercury Free Gold – Let’s go ecological.

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.


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