RESPONSIBLE SOURCING - ETHICAL & FAIRTRADE JEWELLERY
Jessica Flinn Jewellery is a proud supplier of Recycled & Fairtrade gold.
We use conflict free diamonds in our jewellery.
We are happy to work with recycled diamonds & gemstones (either your own or we can source them for you).
Recycled Gold and Platinum
We purchase recycled and reclaimed gold and platinum for use in our designs. Existing pieces of jewellery or scrap metal is refined (or re-refined) to remove any impurities so it can be used again. Recycled gold and platinum is identical in quality (you won’t notice a difference!) from newly refined gold or platinum. Recycled Gold is an ethical choice as choosing recycled metals decreases the demand for newly mined gold.
Using Fairtrade Gold with JEssica flinn jewellery
Fairtrade Gold is produced fairly and transparently. When buying jewellery made with Fairtrade Gold you make a difference to the miners, their families and their communities. Your support can provide them with the chance to be paid a fair price, better working conditions, build their futures by investing in social projects such as new schools and healthcare, and make their own way to prosperity.
We offer the option of Fairtrade gold to all of our bespoke customers where possible. For a small additional charge your piece can be made from gold which can help to improve the mining and business practices of Fairtrade certified mines.
By choosing Fairtrade gold you are helping enable artisanal small-scale miners to work their way out of poverty. The Fairtrade Standards deliver social, economic and environmental improvements to the lives of the miners and their families.
If you would like your piece to be made in Fairtrade Gold or have further questions please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Diamonds - Ethical Sourcing
We source our gemstones from trusted suppliers and work with some of the UK's leading specialists in certified diamonds. Our dealers go to great lengths to ensure that each of the diamonds they sell has been ethically sourced. They guarantee that every diamond they sell has not been used to fund wars or insurgencies (stones that are known as conflict, or blood diamonds) and has been scrutinised by their own, highly skilled gemologists.
In 2002 governments around the world implemented the Kimberly Process; an agreement that controls the trade of rough diamonds to ensure they are not used in areas of conflict. These controls ensure that every shipment contains only certified diamonds, is numbered and sealed.
We work with diamond dealers who are committed to eliminating the trade in conflict diamonds and have an audit-able means by which they can prove that all the diamonds they sell comply with the Kimberley Process.
For our Certified stones we only buy diamonds certified by bodies such as GIA, the most respected independent diamond grading laboratories in the world.
Our Jewellery Workshops
Jessica Flinn Designs Ltd operates in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. We love supporting our local economy and skilled craftsmen, and work with small companies in the renowned jewellery district in Hatton Garden (London) and the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter for casting, stone setting and mounting. All of our bespoke work is made in England either in Jessica's workshop or with local craftsmen.