After three successful purchases of Fairmined gold from AURELSA, a Fairmined certified mining community in Relave, Peru, independent U.S. jewelers and Hoover & Strong commit to a new sourcing model.
Hoover & Strong will purchase and stock Fairmined gold in a variety of forms for on demand ordering to begin January, 2015.
Ethical Metalsmiths’ recent proposal to Hoover & Strong to increase access to and create convenient purchasing of certified Fairmined gold is the backbone for new commitments by H&S. In January 2015 H&S will be stocking Fairmined gold.
"We appreciate Ethical Metalsmith’s vision and coordination to bring Fairmined metal to the U.S. We feel it is a viable effort that will benefit many small mining communities around the world." Torry Hoover, Hoover & Strong.
Available products will be grain, sheet and round wire in 14K, 18K and 24K yellow Fairmined gold and additional Fairmined products may be offered based on customer needs. Fairmined silver will also be available in casting grain.
"This is an exciting and much needed development in increasing jeweler and consumer access to Fairmined gold. In the pilot phase customers had to pre-pay and wait for group purchases of Fairmined gold, with the new model customers will be able to simply call Hoover & Strong and place their order." Christina Miller, Ethical Metalsmiths.
Through sourcing Fairmined gold any jeweler can help transform mining into an active force for good. "By buying Fairmined gold you help us to improve our methods, protect the environment and improve our performance in social responsibility." Rosa Reyes, AURELSA, Peru.
Jewelers interested in purchasing Fairmined gold and silver from Hoover & Strong should establish an account with H&S and become a Fairmined licensee. Between now and January H&S is purchasing Fairmined certified gold and silver in preparation for the first round of January orders.
To help the miners plan their year and H&S make the right purchasing and product development decisions, please take 3 minutes (estimated survey completion time) and complete the Fairmined Gold (and silver) Demand Assessment Survey at (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1794542/Fairmined-Gold-Demand-Assessment).
For more information, contact:
Christina Miller, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoover & Strong
Torry Hoover, President
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