The popularity of shopping online in the UK is increasing year on year, with estimated revenue of over £52 Billion Pounds in 2015, it is big business. The ease of access to the internet has played a significant part of the increase in online sales, and people in the UK tend to spend more time on their smartphone’s than they do on their laptops. What this means is the marketplace has opened up, and now as a consumer we need to be more vigilant on where we buy our goods from and make sure that they come from ethical sources.
Buying Fairtrade Gold Jewellery
As the general consumer becomes more educated on such matters, many companies are embracing the Fairtrade Certification System and marketing their products to the public advertising their company’s ethics, as well as their products. One such company is Serendipity Diamonds, and you can visit their website and see the high-quality gold wedding rings that they have to offer.
What is Fairtrade?
The Fairtrade movement is something that came about to assist producers in developing countries, and allow them to receive improved trading conditions, as well as help to promote sustainability. There are many different products that you can buy which part of the Fairtrade movement:
By making sure that you buy from a Fairtrade supplier, you are giving the smaller businesses and independent suppliers and manufacturers an equal spot in the marketplace. By paying a fair price for your goods, this will help to keep the producers business sustainable, pumping more money back into their local economy and help make a big difference in people’s lives.
Looking for a Fairtrade Gold Supplier
You will be able to see fairly quickly by looking at all of the different company websites if they sell Fairtrade gold or not. Usually, this is something which is easy to spot as it is an excellent selling point. If you purchase your diamond engagement ring from them, you can always take part in the Serendipity Diamonds Photo Challenge. All you need to do is to take a picture of your ring in whatever setting you like and using whatever artistic style. The best photos are then selected and advertised on the company blog and social media, as well as their website. The winners will receive a free Dazzle Stick, which is an excellent way to keep your engagement ring sparkling like new.
As well as making sure that you buy your gold from a Fairtrade supplier, it is also important to make sure that they are members of the British Jewellers Association, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain or even the Responsible Jewellery Council. Making sure that you only deal with a respectable and accredited company will ensure that you have a clear conscience when you buy your loved one the diamond engagement ring of their dreams. The great thing about Fairtrade gold is that it costs just the same so it will not hurt your pocket as much as you think!
**This article is contributed by Katrina