Knowledge share with Dan Odida from Kenyan Gold mining co-operative MICODEPRO

Knowledge share with Dan Odida from Kenyan Gold mining co-operative MICODEPRO

Ever since we became registered as Fairtrade licensees, I’ve been intrigued not only by the whole process of gold mining but the accreditation process too.  So, when we heard that Fairtrade had invited Dan Omondi Odida, the General Secretary of MICODEPRO, to visit the UK we jumped at the chance to meet him. 

Fairtrade GoldRush Nugget Earrings - Barbaras Story

Fairtrade GoldRush Nugget Earrings - Barbaras Story

20 years ago, my Nanna and I went on an adventure to New Zealand, and went gold panning in Arrowtown. We took it very seriously and eventually found the tiniest flaky grain of alluvial gold... 

CanadaMark™ Jewellery Design Competition 2016

CanadaMark™ Jewellery Design Competition 2016

There are many jewellery design competitions throughout the year however when we heard that CandaMark™ were looking for entries to their inaugural Jewellery Design Competition, we couldn't wait to take part.

Why is it so hard to be ethical in the coloured gemstone industry?

Why is it so hard to be ethical in the coloured gemstone industry?

Sometimes it takes stepping back from a situation to really get a handle on where you are with things. Hence why I’m staring out of a tiny plane window, looking at the blindingly white clouds and writing the first blog article for The Rock Hound.