Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jersey Perl and Ced Jewellers Combine Ethical Forces

Jersey Pearl is now available in Cred Jewellers, bringing together the pair’s focus on ethical sourcing.

Cred Jewellers, an ethical boutique jewellers based in Chichester, is the brainchild of Fair Trade campaigner Greg Valerio.

Meanwhile Jersey Pearl is passionate about highlighting the environmental benefits of pearl farming and the threats posed to it by climate change. The brand offers a wide selection of CarbonNeutral pearls, which means that working with the CarbonNeutral Company, which strives to offset the carbon footprint of their pearls by supporting green energy projects.

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Sophie’s gems from despots: Countess faces questions after accepting lavish jewellery gifts from bloody Bahrain

The Countess of Wessex has accepted two lavish sets of jewels from one of the Arab region’s most bloody regimes.

Sophie, wife of Prince Edward, was handed the fabulous ‘suites’ of gems in December by the Bahraini royal family.

The jewels, revealed in a list of royal gifts obtained yesterday by the Daily Mail, provoked furious criticism.

Former Foreign Office minister Denis MacShane said: ‘Given the appalling suffering and repression of the Bahraini people, it would be a fitting gesture for the Countess of Wessex to auction these trinkets and distribute the proceeds to the victims of the regime.’

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