Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.
Argentium is a bright and lustrous alloy of sterling silver that has a range of unique and superior properties. Brighter than platinum, white gold, palladium and traditional Sterling, Argentium is also tarnish resistant, making it a beautiful, affordable option for wedding rings and fine jewelry. Argentium is made from 100% recycled silver.
Ethically Sourced Gems
A trusted few organizations have demonstrated the commitment to building a mine-to-market supply chain that can be trusted by both jewelers and conscientious consumers. While not all of our gemstones come from Fairtrade sources, we are strive for the best practices of quality and traceability while keeping our jewelry affordable for our customers.
We seek out gems that are mined and/or cut in America, often from artisanal miners, lapidaries, and collectors. Occasionally we are lucky enough to inherit assortments of loose heirloom gems from retiring jewelers. While we may not be able to trace the original pedigree on these stones, we believe their historical value far outweighs the environmental and economic impact of gems sourced from most modern global operations. To inform and help you make decisions about your choice of gemstones, we’ve developed this key to identify the source of the gemstones we feature in our jewelry. You may search our shop by the source codes, or find the identifying code(s) within the item’s description.
- MA - Mined in America (completely traceable from mine to wholesaler)
- SS - Artisan Mined (from individual miners or small scale operations)
- MM - Mine to Market (variable country of origin, completely traceable from mine to wholesaler)
- V - Vintage or Reclaimed Gems (from family/estate jewelry or gem collections)
- P - Post Market (purchased from retiring jewelers or collectors)
- C - Conventional Market