Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Fairtrade Gold Launch

Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) launches the first ever independent ethical certification for gold in the UK on the 14th February 2011.

The standard was piloted by ARM with nine legally established mining organisations in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to include Oro Verde, with more producer organisations from Latin America expected to join the system in 2011 and beyond. A network of pilot projects in Africa, and later in Asia are also to be established.

This will open up market opportunities for millions of impoverished artisanal small-scale miners and their families globally.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Gold for Gold

Oro Verde ® was awarded the prestigious 'Gold Winner Award' from the SEED Initiative in December 2009. A suitable award for fair trade and ecological gold!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Oro Verde ® DVD Presentation

Produced by Amichocó with support from the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and directed by Alejandro Cock, this is a 10 minute DVD presentation of the work of the Oro Verde ® programme, and was shown during the Green Gold exhibition.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Ethical Jewels - Telegraph and The Jewelry 'Special Report'

The Candescent Project's Green Gold exhibition was featured in an 'Ethical Jewels' article in The Daily Telegraph's Style section and the August edition of The Jewelry. The exhibition was also covered by Daniel Lambert at Sky Arts.


Monday, 13 July 2009

Assay Office London

The 18ct gold cuff & ring has been assayed and delicately hallmarked by the Assay Office in London. The Assay Office is part of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, one of the twelve great livery companies of the City of London. Founded to regulate the craft or trade of the goldsmith, and responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold, silver and, latterly, platinum and palladium articles, the word 'hallmark' originates from the fifteenth century when London craftsmen were first required to bring their artefacts to Goldsmiths' Hall for assaying and marking. This requirement continues unchanged today.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Green Gold Exhibition at the Art Workers Guild

Images from the Green Gold exhibition, a Candescent Project that was part of Coutts London Jewellery Week, June 09 and Respond! An RSA Arts & Ecology Initiative.

Candescent: glowing or dazzling from or as if from great heat.

The cuff & ring.

The Art Workers Guild Hall.