Recently-launched collection by ethical jewellery designer Anna Loucah. Jersey Pearl and Loucah collaborated on its Fiore della Notte collection, an entirely ethical range crafted with recycled gold sourced through Hoover & Strong, fair mined rubies from Ruby Fair and and CarbonNeutral Akoya pearls.
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In the time that I have worked in the trade attempting to secure ethical products, perhaps the most problematic and vexing has been the question of gemstones.
The reasons for this are varied, but the fact that gemstones are of less financial value than diamonds, are more readily accessible for the artisanal and small scale miner and are dominated by thousands of individual traders and dealers makes understanding the gemstone space from an ethical supply chain point of view very challenging.
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