Fairtrade Fairmined and Clear® Recycled™ Engagement & Wedding Rings Jewellery that matters.
FTJCo is proud to be North America's First Jeweller of Fairtrade Fairmined metals, crafting stunning jewellery that matters.
Certified by Fairtrade International and the Alliance for Responsible Mining, the metal in our rings support communities employing artisanal mining processes and contributes to preserving the ecology of Colombia's priceless Chocó rainforest.
Certified participants in the Condoto Community Council's Oro Verde initiative, the source for our Fairtrade Fairmined Ecological gold and platinum, receive a guaranteed minimum price, a social premium, and the opportunity to empower themselves through a stronger base for bargaining, better knowledge of market values, and the possibility of sourcing pre-financing from prospective buyers.
Our Fairtrade Fairmined gold and platinum is sourced from community-led mines in Bolivia and Peru. These miners receive the same Fairtrade benefits, but due to the demands of the water-poor landscape in which they work, are unable to secure Ecological certification.
The Condoto miners use no toxic chemicals such as cyanide or mercury, key causes of many challenges associated with industrial mining and prospecting activities.
Oro Verde's environmentally friendly approach and the Fairtrade Fairmined certification place the responsibility for land stewardship in the hands of these miners, balancing it with tangible incentives and rewards for minimum-impact practices.
When you see these stamps on jewellery, you can be reassured it contains Fairtrade and Fairmined certified Ecological gold or platinum.
This metal is mined in developing countries to standards which ensure the miners are paid fairly, work in safe conditions and earn the Fairtrade premium — an additional amount of money to invest in their communities. Learn more at fairgold.org
Clear® Unmined™ Gold and Platinum
Our Clear® Unmined™ gold and platinum is a made from 100% post-consumer gold and platinum. These responsible metals are our most economical option for your rings. Consisting of 100% post-consumer metal, you can be assured that no additional mining activity was required to produce your ring, making it an environmentally-friendly choice. Our Clear® Unmined™ recycled metals allow you to avoid having your jewellery made with gold or platinum that contributes to active conflicts around the world.
European White Gold
Almost all of the white gold jewellery sold in North America is made with nickel. Nickel is a cheap, base metal which can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Jewellery made with nickel based white gold is plated with rhodium to give it the bright white look consumers expect. Over time, the plating wears off and the ring takes on a yellowish hue. And Nickel-based white gold cannot even be legally sold in Europe. All of which has led us to make our white gold with palladium. Palladium is a noble metal and a relative of platinum. It is perfect for people who have or may have a reaction to nickel and it doesn't need to be plated. Palladium white gold costs a little more to produce because palladium is much more expensive than nickel. For us, the additional cost is worth it to produce the kind of fine jewellery for which we are known. Both our recycled white gold and our Fairtrade white gold are made with palladium.
“We have been eager supporters of FTJCo's efforts to secure recognition for artisanal mining practices and are proud and excited that they and the mining community they have partnered with are among the first recipients of the Fairtrade Fairmined certification.
The consequences of mineral exploitation and unethical mining are self-evident across the world. The importance of addressing these issues and trading fairly and responsibly cannot be underestimated. We at War Child applaud the commitment of FTJCo in it's efforts to affect meaningful change.”
- James Topham,
Director of Communications,
“I think this project, which works towards the future, can be one of the bases for the continuous development of the Chocó communities.”
- Américo Mosquera,
Oro Verde miner