You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE when you choose Harmony Fairmined Mill Products from Hoover & Strong!
An alternative to purchasing our responsible Harmony recycled metal products, the purchase of any of our Harmony Fairmined Mill Products helps hundreds of artisanal miners, families and communities that are in need.
Harmony Fairmined is just one option in our family of artisanally mined mill product choices, now available under the Harmony Artisanal Metals brand name.
We currently carry casting grain, sheet, wire and ring blanks made from certified Fairmined 14K, 18K and 24K Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver and Fine Silver from the Iquira artisanal mine in Columbia and the Macdesa artisanal mine in Peru. We also offer casting services in these 14KW, 14KY, 18K Royal and STR Fairmined metals.
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Can't decide which artisanal source to support? CLICK HERE to see a side-by-side comparison chart of Harmony Fairmined, Harmony Fair Congo and Harmony Fairtrade options.
About 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. The supply chain is traceable through Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and SCS Global Services.
How Your Fairmined Purchases Help: Our Fairmined sources receive fair prices and a premiums from Hoover & Strong for their precious metal. These premiums go directly to the mining organizations for transparent investment in the social, economic and environmentally sustainable development of miners, their families, workers and the community. 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.
How Licensees can use Fairmined gold or silver: Jewelers can use Fairmined gold or silver to make an entire piece or part of a piece. As a licensee, you can mark pieces containing Fairmined gold with the Fairmined mark. You will be required to pay Fairmined for every dwt of gold or oz of silver sold. If you are not a licensee, this cost is added to the purchase price and Hoover & Strong will pay it for you.
You do not have to be a licensee to purchase and use Fairmined gold in your jewelry. However, if you are not a licensee, you cannot mark or reference the name Fairmined. You can, however, create your own brand name or just state it is made from gold from certified ASM sources.
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.
READ THE CASE STUDY: Iquira Mine in Columbia (one of our Fairmined Sources)
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.