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News from www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org

Started by MAG Tech Support Oct 24, 2012.

Are we hypocrites? 1 Reply

Started by Shoshana Farber. Last reply by Fahad Khan May 9, 2011.

Recycled & Fair Trade Metal Use 5 Replies

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Ethical Metalsmiths Group

To provide education, support and a forum to exchange ideas regarding responsibly-sourced fine jewellery materials (i.e. recycled mill products, fair-trade gemstones, and laboratory-grown gems).

Members: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2015

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For more information about the mining of precious metals and gems visit these sites:
ethicalmetalsmiths.org
nodirtygold.org
columbiagemhouse.com Fair trade gem stones
fairjewelry.org
hooverandstrong.com Harmony line of 100% recycled metals
kimberleyprocess.com
madisondialogue.org
http://blog.ftjco.com/about-the-fair-trade-jewellery-co/

Discussion Forum

News from www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org

Started by MAG Tech Support Oct 24, 2012.

Are we hypocrites? 1 Reply

Started by Shoshana Farber. Last reply by Fahad Khan May 9, 2011.

Recycled & Fair Trade Metal Use 5 Replies

Started by Fahad Khan. Last reply by Shoshana Farber Apr 12, 2011.

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Comment by Shoshana Farber on May 8, 2011 at 9:22pm
The International Colored Gemstone Association's magazine, INColor, has an online edition. Interestingly, they seem to do an "Ethical Mining and Fair Trade" feature article every month - each on different subjects.  You can read the online editions here: http://gemstone.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&...
Comment by Shoshana Farber on April 9, 2011 at 8:33pm

This week's issue of NOW had a really interesting article on the "environmental focus" of last meeting of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.  I thought it was especially interesting that the current vice-president of the org (and president-to-be) is also the chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation and an executive with Noront Resources, a company active in the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario.  Read the entire story here:

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=180025

 

Comment by Shoshana Farber on April 8, 2011 at 1:56pm

Press Release from Jewellers of America re: Conflict Minerals:

http://www.jewelers.org/news/pressroom/pressreleases/detail.php?ID=...

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What a wonderful company! I will add this to my list of trusted companies!
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Comment by Shoshana Farber on March 31, 2010 at 4:05pm
I wanted to add K. Jill Peters' message to the public board! Here it is:

A message from K. Jill Peters to all members of Ethical Metalsmiths Group on Metal Arts Guild of Canada!

hi there!
i wonder if you've heard of wild fish gems? they're an ethically run company based out of sri lanka. another big plus is that all their gemstones are certified untreated - no heat, no radiation, etc... to date i have ordered two stones from them and have been very happy with both :) you can check them out at
thanks for starting this great group!
Comment by MAGadmin on March 1, 2010 at 9:11pm
I watched this just the other day, it really is incredible what they were able to document.
Comment by Shoshana Farber on March 1, 2010 at 2:18pm
I am adding a link (see under Links, top category) to Ryan Taylor's documentary. Ryan recently opened the Fair Trade Jewellery company in Toronto. The documentary is a must-see and is truly inspiring.
Comment by Shoshana Farber on April 8, 2009 at 2:27pm
http://www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org/ThePRICEofGOLD.pdf
http://www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org/
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text
Comment by Shoshana Farber on April 8, 2009 at 2:26pm
Thanks Sara! Sorry for the delay. I will load some links and content asap, but here are some to start -

Comment by sara cummins on April 8, 2009 at 2:04pm
I am glad this has started!
Sara Cummins
 

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