Choosing to be an ethical jewellers is hugely important to us. Like you, we want to ensure that we are making conscious, considerate and principled decisions. We know our actions impact the world and we want to do our bit towards creating more sustainable British retail.
All our jewellery is conflict-free and ethically created right here in our Yorkshire workshop, in the UK. Each and every jewellery piece is handmade to order, just for you.
We only work with reputable and reliable suppliers of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones. We have worked with these suppliers for many years, choosing them because we trust their ethical approach and expertise.
When it comes to buying your perfect engagement ring, wedding ring or fashion jewellery piece, you choose which ethically-sourced precious metal is the perfect style for you - Fairtrade white, yellow or rose gold, or platinum. We ensure to choose only the best and most ethical suppliers.
All of the gold that we offer is strictly Fairtrade, whether it be white, yellow or rose gold. For a piece of jewellery to be hallmarked with the Fairtrade Gold stamp, it needs to be fully traceable through its entire journey from Fairtrade mine to customer. The Fairtrade scheme also offers a Fairtrade Premium to mining communities to help with their education, infrastructure and healthcare (as determined by the community themselves). You can read more about Fairtrade Gold in our Advice section.
Conflict Free Diamonds
Our specialist diamond contacts have been hand-selected by us for their quality products and ethical reliability. It is important to us that no conflict-diamonds enter our supply chain.
The intake of diamonds being purchased by us and being sold by us does not include any diamonds that have come from any area in Africa controlled by forces rebelling against the legitimate and internationally recognised government of the relevant country.
Also, no diamonds have been purchased in breach of UN resolutions nos. 1173, 1176 and 1306.
The Kimberley Process
The World Diamond Council, alongside the United Nations, governments and important global groups, introduced the Kimberley Process in 2002. This is a certification process that prevents the trade of conflict diamonds through the proper tracking of uncut diamonds. 45 countries participate in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), including the UK. This helps us to ensure that our diamonds are conflict-free.
If you would like to know any more information about our Ethical Policy and Sustainability here at Jeweller's Loupe, please just get in touch.