Fairtrade Gold Wedding Rings by Larsen Jewellery

Do you know where your jewellery comes from?

We’re an increasingly ethical society – the number of reusable coffee cups you see on your commute are testament to that.

But an area in which not many of us make the ethical connection is in our jewellery buying. It’s often not even something that crosses our minds.

Ethical standards in the jewellery industry can often be quite opaque. But that’s something that Larsen Jewellery is leading the way in changing. They’re dedicated to sourcing their materials in the most environmentally and socially responsible ways possible. What makes them special is that along with their transparent supply chains and subscription to The Kimberly Process (to ensure their diamonds are conflict free), Larsen are one of only a handful of Australian jewellers who are licensed producers of Fairtrade gold wedding rings.

Fairtrade certified gold comes from artisanal and small-scale mining organisations that meet the Fairtrade Standard for Gold and Precious Metals. That means that the gold has been responsibly mined and that the miners have received the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium.

“When you purchase a gold ring for your loved one, it is a symbol of commitment to your future. When it’s a Fairtrade gold ring, it’s also a symbol of your commitment to better futures for miners and workers”, says Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand.

It’s imperative that we realise the impacts the less-talked-about parts of our consumerism are making across the world – and ensuring our jewellery is ethically and sustainably sourced is the right way to start that.

By wearing Larsen Jewellery, you’re able to feel a sense of benevolence and you’re provided with the satisfaction of making a difference. As Harriss Olson puts it: “behind the lustre and beauty of gold can hide dark conditions artisanal miners face every day. Buying Fairtrade gold can help make sure their futures shine brighter too”.

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