Ethical Policy

Mining for silver, gold and gemstones can be incredibly destructive to the environment, and detrimental to the miners who are rarely treated fairly. I love what I do, but I don’t want it to be at the expense of others.

Here’s what I do to try and reduce my impact –

  1. I am a member of the Fairtrade Gold Goldsmith Registration Scheme which means that you can commission me to use Fairtrade gold in your jewellery. Read: Why Choose Fairtrade. & Fairtrade Gold Miners to discover more.
  2. I only use either 100% recycled or Fairtrade gold and silver. The only exceptions are some chains and findings which are not available in recycled metals and so pendants and earrings may have a small element of newly mined metal.
  3. I buy gemstones from sources that have ethical policies themselves, i.e. they don’t knowingly trade in stones that are un-ethically or un-environmentally mined
  4. I only use conflict-free diamonds
  5. I am a signatory of the No Dirty Gold Campaign
  6. Nothing goes to waste in my workshop and I reuse/recycle every last piece of metal that’s leftover from the making process
  7. I use non-toxic chemicals in my workshop wherever possible.
  8. All of my office stationary and packaging is either reused, recycled, recyclable or biodegradeable. I ask that when you receive a parcel from me you reuse or recycle what you can.
  9. I use local or UK based suppliers where possible.
  10. I aim to be completely transparent and so you can view my list of my suppliers here.
Victoria Jarman I Made Your Jewellery

“It is the greatest of mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little ~ do what you can”. Sydney Smith (1771 ~ 1845)

If you have any questions about buying ethical, eco-friendly jewellery please don’t hesitate to contact me

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