Each piece of Natalie Perry jewellery is made by hand in our London studio using only ethically and sustainably sourced materials. These come from our long-standing, reputable suppliers. We use various materials to create our ethical jewellery including: certified Fairtrade Gold, recycled gold and recycled silver, alongside ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones. The jewellery is cast using British suppliers, based in London, Leicestershire and Scotland. All other materials are sourced from suppliers in London. All our gold jewellery has been certified in accordance with the Hallmarking Act 1973.
What is Fairtrade Gold?
Our ethical Fairtrade Gold is currently sourced from the Sotrami Mine in Peru, high in the mountainous peaks of the Andes. Buying Fairtrade Gold means you’re making a huge difference to the lives of small-scale and artisanal miners, their families and communities. It enables miners to receive a fair price for their gold ensuring financial independence. We also pay an annual premium directly to the miners, which they can choose to put towards their healthcare, education and support for community and environmental projects, all of which improves miners’ living and working conditions.
To ensure the traceability of our jewellery, each piece is marked with the Fairtrade Gold Stamp at the London Assay Office, alongside the traditional jewellery hallmarks. That special, little mark means you’ve made a difference. Jewellery made from Fairtrade Gold not only looks great, but feels great too. We believe in traceability, responsibility and sustainability, which is why all Natalie Perry jewellery is fine and fair. Fairtrade Gold is creating an exciting future for the jewellery industry and we’re thrilled that we and our customers can be part of it!
Why is Fairtrade Gold important?
Mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, with miners often working in the remotest places and the harshest conditions. Small scale mines often have little to no health and safety practices and child labour is still a concern. Fairtrade is changing this by implementing and maintaining strict standards of health and safety at the mines, whilst also protecting women’s rights and abolishing child labour. There are currently 16 million small scale miners and over 100 million people directly affected by this industry – by buying Fairtrade Gold, you are making a positive difference to the lives of these people.
When we’re not using Fairtrade Gold in our designs, where possible, we use 100% recycled gold and eco-silver. Recycled metals are an eco-friendly option as the metal is already in existence, meaning that the land and environment doesn’t have to be tampered with in order to mine for more metals. We source our recycled metals as grain, sheet and wire from reputable UK based suppliers who assure us they are 100% recycled. If you’d like to commission a bespoke piece of ethical jewellery, you can also recycle your own gold to transform it into something new. Get in touch to create a bespoke piece of ethical jewellery from an existing family heirloom.
Ethical Diamonds & Gemstones
We make sure each of the beautiful gemstones and diamonds we use in our jewellery has been sourced as ethically and sustainably as possible. We work with a small selection of UK based stone suppliers who can tell us the origin of each stone. As we celebrate the natural beauty here at Natalie Perry Jewellery, we believe imperfections and inclusions add to the unique appeal of the gemstone. This means we currently do not offer GIA certification of our diamonds. However, if you’d like your diamond to be GIA certified, let us know and we can provide you with a quote. We are also happy to work with recycled gemstones from antique jewellery, lab-grown diamonds and Canada Mark fully-traceable diamonds.