All Christina's designs are made using Fairtrade or recycled silver and gold.

FAIRTRADE

Christina is a Fairtrade licensee and uses Fairtrade silver and gold in many of her designs, particularly wedding rings. All pieces are stamped with Christina's hallmark and the special Fairtrade mark.

"Buying Fairtrade Gold makes a real difference to the lives of miners, their families and communities. Jewellery with the Fairtrade Gold Stamp is extra special. Buying it means you know the small-scale and artisanal miners were paid a fair price, giving them financial security.

They also receive an extra amount of money to invest in building the future of their families and their communities, through education, medical care or environmental projects.

Fairtrade Certified Gold is the world's first independent ethical certification system for gold."    (Fairtrade Foundation)

To find out more visit:

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/farmers-and-workers/gold

 

RECYCLED

Recycled metals are the same quality but have been processed from audited scrap which reduces the need for mining.

 

GEMSTONES

Christina uses rubies, sapphires, spinel and tanzanite from the Rubyfair mine in Tanzania. For more information visit:

http://www.rubyfair.com

 

WORKSHOP

We always consider the environmental impacts of our workshop practises and work to reduce our energy consumption and waste.