Jewellery made from Fairtrade Gold is something, as a jewellery influencer, I feel very passionate about. As shoppers of jewellery, knowing that the gold and gemstones in your jewellery are sourced from Fairtrade and conflict-free mines is very important. If we don’t care where or how our gemstones and precious metals are obtained, then we are no different from the unethical mines that exploit small-scale miners around the world. Fairtrade mines offer a lifeline to low-income and small-scale miners, and that’s something to feel good about. #LetsStartaGoldRush

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Now that I’ve got that off my chest, I can move on and tell you why I’m so excited about these Fairtrade 18ct yellow gold hoop earrings from the Rock Hound GoldRush Collection. Every woman needs a pair of gold hoop earrings. Not only are these sourced from Fairtrade gold, no two pieces are the same!

Design 3 out of 5 stars
Value for money 5 out of 5 stars
Showstopper 2.5 out of 5 stars
Durability 4 out of 5 stars
Craftsmanship 3.5 out of 5 stars
Investment 3.5 out of 5 stars
GEMOLOGUE SCORE 4 out of 5 stars

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With such a design, the gold nuggets seem to float in the air, as their unique, textured surface catches the light (and everyone’s eye!) I call them my Fairtrade gold melts because they remind me of chocolate. So yammi – as Annoushka Ducas likes to say! If you are as passionate about Fairtrade jewellery as I am, then you’ll love these GoldRush earrings by the Rock Hound.

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Like the rest of the Rock Hound Gold Rush collection, the gold used in these delightful hoops comes from artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM) that meet the Fairtrade Standard for Gold. What this means is the people who work hard in the mines all day received a Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium. This helps the whole community flourish and offers them the opportunity of higher quality of life. How do I know they are Fairtrade? Because of the Fairtrade gold mark stamped in the gold. This tells you the origin of this particular gold and is fully traceable back to the source, so there’s never any doubt.

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You can find out more about fairtrade through the Fairtrade Foundations campaign – Fairtrade Fortnight – which runs from 29th February – 13th March!

The Rock Hound Gold Rush 18ct Fairtrade Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings are available online at for £320. Follow #LetsStartaGoldRush

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“How would you feel if you knew that the gemstone in your ring, given as a token of love, had been mined by a 14 year old boy who had to work a 24 hour shift, 500m underground, by the light of his head-torch and who may not have even been paid because they hadn’t hit the seam yet? If it were me, I wouldn’t want to wear it.” The Rock Hound

Thanks for stopping by! Do you think buying sustainable jewellery is important? Let me know in the comments!

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GEMOLOGUE jewelry blog by Liza Urla is a celebration of fine, fashion and vintage jewellery featuring talented jewellery designers, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews. This jewellery blog’s goal is to encourage and educate about jewellery online in a fresh and original fashion to inspire women and men across the globe in a fashion and travelling context.

Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

*Photographed by Julia Flit. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. The shoot is inspired by Zemfira with Renata Litvinova music video. All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE.

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