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Embracing Ethical Practices: Our Journey with Fairmined Gold Plating

In the world of jewellery, beauty and craftsmanship have always been paramount. However, as our awareness of global issues deepens, the importance of ethical practices in sourcing materials becomes undeniable. At Amber Cooper-Green, we are committed to ensuring that our creations are not only stunning but also ethically responsible. This commitment has led us to embrace Fairmined gold plating, a choice that reflects our values and dedication to sustainability.

9ct gold plated drop dangley earring with textured o shape photographed on dark wood

Why Fairmined Gold?

Fairmined gold is more than just a certification; it is a movement towards responsible mining practices that prioritise environmental stewardship, fair wages, and social development. Partnering with D & M Platers, we have integrated Fairmined gold into our jewellery, ensuring that each piece is a testament to ethical craftsmanship.

fairmind banner with the words we support responsible mining communities

The Role of D & M Platers

D & M Platers are pioneers in providing Fairmined gold plating services. Their commitment to quality and ethics aligns perfectly with our values. By choosing D & M Platers, we can guarantee that our gold plating is not only of the highest quality but also supports sustainable mining practices. According to their website, D & M Platers are dedicated to:

- Traceable and Transparent Sourcing:

Every gram of Fairmined gold they use is traceable back to responsible, certified mines. This transparency ensures that the gold we use in our jewellery supports miners who work under fair conditions.

- Environmental Protection:

Fairmined certification requires miners to adhere to strict environmental standards, reducing the ecological footprint of gold extraction.

- Community Development: A portion of the premium paid for Fairmined gold goes back to mining communities, funding healthcare, education, and infrastructure projects.

hand close up showing one silver and one 9ct gold plated chunky organic shaped rings worn together

Impactful Statistics

The impact of Fairmined gold is significant. Here are some compelling statistics from D & M Platers that highlight the benefits of choosing Fairmined gold:

- Fair Wages:

Miners receive up to 15% more for their gold, ensuring fair compensation for their hard work and improving their quality of life.

- Environmental Responsibility:

Certified mines reduce the use of harmful chemicals by 90%, protecting local ecosystems and water supplies.

- Community Investment:

Each kilogram of Fairmined gold sold contributes approximately £3,200 to community development projects, fostering sustainable growth and development in mining regions.

close up image of the front of 4 chunky gold plated rings creating a ripple effect like stacked stones.

Our Commitment to Ethical Luxury

At Amber Cooper-Green, we believe that true luxury is not just about opulence but also about making choices that reflect care and responsibility. By incorporating Fairmined gold plating into our collections, we offer our customers pieces that are not only beautiful but also ethically sound. Each piece of jewellery becomes a symbol of our shared commitment to a more sustainable and just world.

close up of two textural silver bangles one in siver and the other 9ct gold plated and displayed on dark wood

Pioneers of Fairmined Gold Jewellery

We are proud to be part of a growing community of jewellers who prioritise ethical sourcing and sustainability. Renowned names such as Alex Monroe, local jewellers including Susannah Brookes , and Hannah Bourn have also embraced Fairmined gold in their exquisite creations. These jewellers, alongside others in the industry, share our dedication to transforming the jewellery sector by supporting responsible mining practices.

A Call to Conscious Consumption

We invite our customers and fellow jewellery enthusiasts to join us in this journey towards ethical elegance. By choosing jewellery made with Fairmined gold, you are not only adorning yourself with beauty but also supporting practices that uplift communities and protect our planet.

Thank you for being a part of this transformative movement. Together, we can make a difference, one beautiful piece of jewellery at a time.

To explore our plated collections, visit our website or follow us on social media. Let's celebrate beauty with a conscience!


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