Ethical silver - argentium

About Argentium

Argentium: ethically sourced, recycled silver

Argentium silver is a high purity jewellery alloy that meets the hallmarking requirements for the UK standard. The alloy modifies the conventional sterling silver composition with the addition of germanium.

Argentium guarantees traceability of its raw silver. It is certified that Argentium is produced using only recycled silver and is therefore an ethically responsible choice, in terms of environmental impact.

The advantages of Argentium:

Responsible, ethical silver
It is certified that Argentium is produced using only recycled silver.

Greater purity
Argentium’s 935 and 960 grades set new purity standards for silver. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver.

Brighter and tarnish resistant
Argentium silver is brighter and whiter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling silver, and is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to keep clean.

Hypoallergenic silver
Argentium is a perfect choice for those who are unable to wear traditional sterling silver.

About Fair Trade Gold

Fairtrade Gold is produced fairly and transparently. When buying jewellery made with Fairtrade Gold you make a difference to the miners, their families and their communities. Your support can provide them with the chance to be paid a fair price, better working conditions, build their futures by investing in social projects such as new schools and healthcare, and make their own way to prosperity.

There are currently 16 million small scale gold miners and further 100 million people who indirectly rely on small scale mining for a living – miners, their families and their communities. Small scale mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, and miners often work in very remote and harsh conditions with little or no health and safety measures in place. Fairtrade Gold offers a lifeline to these miners, their families and communities. Fairtrade gives strict standards on working conditions, women’s rights, child labour and environment management; in return miners gain access to markets and receive the Fairtrade Premium – the extra sum they receive to develop their businesses and invest into their communities.

Annette Petch is a registered Fairtrade goldsmith.