Photo: Kara Daniel Jewelry.
Fairmined Authorized Suppliers are a vital part of the Fairmined Initiative. They provide access to the market under fair conditions for the Fairmined certified miners and they provide jewellers and the gold market with easier access to Fairmined gold. That is why we are very honoured to welcome four new Fairmined Authorized Suppliers: Betts Metal Sales LTd, Stephen Betts & Sons Ltd. (UK), Daniel Jewelry Casting Services (USA), D&M Jewellery Finishers (UK) and TRAID GOLD (Germany). They now join the full list of Fairmined Authorized Suppliers globally which you can find here.
Sourcing from the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector can be challenging, as there are very divergent practices, and expectations between the miners and the gold market. Having one foot in the artisanal mines and the other in the luxurious world of jewellery, these authorized suppliers act as a bridge between these two distinct worlds.
Sourcing and putting together a supply chain from ASM can be complicated. The mines are generally located in remote areas with limited accessibility. Artisanal miners, with basic tools and limited access to resources generally do not operate with the capacity for accurate and rigorous planning and projections, making it complicated for suppliers to plan their sourcing. The dedication and commitment from the Authorized Supplier to provide Fairmined Licensees with simplified access to Fairmined certified gold products is commendable and adds value to an already special and exclusive precious metal.
“Our company’s goal is to improve the livelihoods of artisanal miners and their families to enable sustainable development. Being a Fairmined Supplier is a fantastic opportunity for us to achieve this.” Florian Harkort, Founder of TRAID GOLD.
These are our new authorized suppliers:
We are so pleased that Stephen Betts & Sons, with their decades of experience in refining and smelting of precious metals will now work with Fairmined precious metals. Their capacity to offer fully traceable and segregated services makes them a great partner. The Betts Metal Sales team focuses on servicing the needs of manufacturing jewellers, designers, jewellery students and hobbyists by supplying a comprehensive range of bullion and jewellery supplies, backed up with excellent customer service from highly experienced staff. We are thankful they will now be offering Fairmined precious metals.
Contact: Duncan Marshall |Phone: 0121 233 2413 |Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Jewelry Casting Services (New York City) – www.danielcasting.com
Over the years we have been receiving interest from New York based jewellers who want to support responsible artisanal mining. We are very pleased that now these jewellers can source Fairmined from a local supplier who offers casting services in Fairmined certified gold.
Contact: Daniel Baez |Phone: 212 201 0765 |Email: email@example.com
D&M Jewellery Finishers (Birmingham, UK) www.dmjewellery.co.uk
D&M Jewellery Finishers, located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, have a customer base in both the United Kingdom and stretching across Europe working with clients from a variety of backgrounds from retailers to manufactures, and bespoke designers. They will provide Fairmined for both the jewellery and numismatic markets and of special note will be the first supplier of Fairmined gold platting services, opening up Fairmined to a new market of products.
Contact: Mark Johnston |Phone: +44 (0) 121 554 4170 |Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAID GOLD (Berlin) – www.TRAIDGOLD.com
TRAID GOLD is the first Authorized Supplier in Germany. Founded in 2015 by Florian Harkort, they have the special distinction of being dedicated exclusively to offering gold and silver from certified responsible artisanal and small-scale mining. They offer Fairmined gold, silver and Fairmined Ecological gold in 24kt casting grain with larger custom orders on request for 18kt and 14kt alloys and products. They are specially focused on the German speaking markets, Benelux and Scandinavia, with worldwide shipping on request.
Contact: Florian Harkort |Phone: +49 30 220 138 540|Email: email@example.com