Hoover & Strong currently carries casting grain, sheet and round wire made from Certified Fairmined 14K, 18K and 24K Yellow, Sterling Silver and Fine Silver. A responsible alternative to purchasing our recycled metal products, the purchase of any of our Fairmined products helps thousands of artisanal miners, their families and their communities that are in need. View the Fairmined Products Flyer
For every kilo of Fairmined gold and silver that we purchase, a fair price and premium is paid directly to the mining organization. The community, as a group, decides how to spend the premium, whether it be on improved working conditions or on an improved quality of life.
What is Fairmined? Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from responsible Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). It is backed by a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that small entrepreneurial mining communities meet world leading Standards for responsible practices. Fairmined transforms mining into an active force for good, delivering social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold they can be proud of. LEARN MORE
How Your Fairmined Purchases Help: Our Fairmined sources receive fair prices and a premiums from Hoover & Strong for their precious metal. These premiums goes directly to the mining organizations for transparent investment in the social, economic and environmentally sustainable development of miners, their families, workers and the community.
Hoover & Strong continues to receive the SCS Certification for our Fairmined gold and silver! This certification guarantees that our Fairmined Gold and Fairmined Silver products meet all necessary qualifications to be certified for the following claim: This certificate validates the permission granted by the Alliance for Responsible Mining for this holder to act as a: Fairmined First Authorized Buyer.
We Have 2 Certified Fairmined Metal Sources
1. AURELSA Mine (Peru)
2. IQUIRA Mine (Colombia)
Jewelers interested in using the FAIRMINED label should contact the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) to become a FAIRMINED Licensee. Learn more about Fairmined gold and silver at www.fairmined.org.
Top photo credits, left to right: Nigel Wright, Kike Arnal, Fairmined, Nigel Wright, Kike Arnal