SMO GOLD- SINGLE MINE ORIGIN
We are over the moon to be working with SMO (Single Mine Origin) Gold. When you purchase SMO gold jewellery, you can be assured that the gold has been produced by a legitimate mining operation which holds no ties to conflict, where miners are being paid a just wage under secure employment. SMO strives to ensure that the communities living locally to the gold source are benefitting from sustainability initiatives carried out by the mining operation. Such initiatives include programmes centred on education, healthcare, safe drinking water and agricultural prosperity to support a wide number of people.
We also currently work with 100% recycled gold. The gold we work with comes from a trusted UK supplier who ensures that the recycled gold they supply carries none of the associated human or environmental problems that can sometimes be associated with mining.
We will tell you which type of gold has been used in the making of one of our pieces of jewllery in the shop description section.
WE SUPPORT FAIRTRADE GOLD
As stated earlier, I am registered as a goldsmith with the FairTrade Foundation. This allows me to buy and work with certified Fair-trade gold. The Sylverling Workshop supports FairTrade Gold. Building a secure future for miners, their families and communities.
The Sylverling Workshop makes every effort to handcraft silver jewellery in a way that keeps its carbon footprint small. We believe in slow fashion and in creating pieces that are of fine design and made to last.