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TRANSPARENCY

At ANUKA we are working towards complete transparency. We want you as our customer to know exactly where your jewellery started its journey, from design to your front door. 

Our commitment to you is to support ethical mining practices and incorporate Fairmined and recycled precious metals into all of our jewellery. This means we support: NO child labour, NO unfair pay to miners and NO harm to the environment.  

Every piece of jewellery is hand crafted in Britain, assuring you of its quality and giving you confidence it was responsibly sourced and made.

STEP ONE : Ethically sourcing our precious metals.

We are Fairmined Licencee holders. This means we are committed to sourcing precious metals from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organisations who meet world leading standards for responsible practices. Fairmined is the assurance label that allows this to happen. To find out more about Fairmined click here.

Our gold and silver comes from registered Fairmined Suppliers, and they source from the following mines:

IQUIRA, COLOMBIA

Located in Colombia’s famous coffee region, the miners alternate seasonally between artisanal gold mining and coffee cultivation.

Iquira achieved Fairmined Certification in August 2014, driven by the motivation to obtain international recognition for being an exemplary small-scale mining organization in Colombia, complying with all mining regulations and being socially committed.

Characterized by a strong sense of unity and loving spirit, the Iquira cooperative has become even more conscious of mining’s potential impacts on their community through the Fairmined workshops and training. “We don’t want our families, our neighbors and their children to be harmed by contamination,” said the General Manager.

AURELSA, PERU

Aurelsa was one of the first small-scale mines in the world to produce gold certified and marketed as “ethical” as part of a scheme aimed at reducing the harmful impact of illegal mining in mineral-rich developing countries.

We also incorporate Fairtrade and recycled precious metals into our jewellery as part of our sustainability ethos. 

 

STEP 2 : CASTING

                Lost wax casting        Lost wax casting

 

We are proud to say we cast our products using registered Fairmined suppliers here in the UK. 

Image credit: Vipa Designs

STEP 3 : HALLMARKING

We hallmark our items at the Birmingham Assay office. Stamped with our makers mark to assure our customers of its quality.

STEP 4 : ASSEMBLE & FINISH

Francesca Kippax Founder ANUKA Jewellery

All jewellery is assembled and finished by hand here in our Chester based workshop. We take great care and place emphasis on attention to detail ensuring our jewellery is of high quality and made to last.

STEP 5 : PACKAGED READY TO SEND OUT

Our packaging and marketing material is 100% recycled and printed using environmentally friendly plant based inks. We want you to love our packaging, but we don't want the environment to suffer because of it.

 

 

 

The ANUKA Production Process