Fairtrade Gold Jewellery Collection, Inspired by Nature and handcrafted in the Cotswolds, England.
The Wild Aurum Story
My love of the wilderness is at the heart of my creations. Wild Aurum connects that passion with my desire to create jewellery that is more than just beautiful.
When you buy a piece from the Wild Aurum collection, its value stretches far beyond its aesthetic beauty. This is jewellery with a conscience.
When we immerse ourselves in nature, we are filled with a sense of 'coming home'. We have an inextricable link with nature that inspires us to protect and preserve our sacred spaces.
The realisation is that we are one with the natural world and that our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing are entwined with nature.
When our world is out of kilter, we seek harmony and balance in nature's embrace.
It is in her wild spaces and impulsive expression that we find that alluring calm.
Some see blooms as the main event, but I’ve always had a particular reverence for unexpected beauty. This collection is inspired by some of those unsung heroes - the seeds, the pods and the leaves.
Anne-Michelle Jewellery is proud to be one of the UK’s registered Fairtrade Goldsmiths.
Fairtrade Gold is the world's first independent, ethical certification system for gold. It protects miners by ensuring healthy and safe work conditions, and the controlled handling of toxic chemicals while caring for the environment.
Fairtrade Gold makes a real difference to the lives of miners, their families and their communities. Buying Fairtrade Gold is your guarantee that the small-scale and artisanal miners were paid a fair price for their labour, offering them financial security.
The Fairtrade scheme also ensures that they receive a premium to invest in building the future of their families and their communities, through education, clean water and healthcare.
Ethically Sourced Gemstones & Conflict-Free Diamonds
At Anne-Michelle Jewellery, I share your concerns about the need for ethically sourced and traceable materials.
The Wild Aurum collection uses conflict-free gemstones and diamonds from trusted suppliers.
Our suppliers take pride in their long-standing relationships with the miners and stone cutters from whom they source. They provide assurance that: their employees are fairly treated; the gems are mined with minimal environmental impact; they provide safe work conditions; and practice fair trade.
This collection honours kindness 'from mine to maker' and ensures that every person in the supply chain has been fairly treated - Because something so beautiful should have a story to match.
The Fairtrade scheme promises safe mining of pure gold while changing the paradigm of our 'right to exploit' the natural environment. It adopts a view of respecting safe planetary operating limits, by replenishing natural vegetation and protecting the lives of those who work hard to extract this precious metal.
Sustainability is a major focus of this collection; it is the first of many to come which pays particular attention to the responsible sourcing of materials.
Each piece of Wild Aurum jewellery is beautifully packaged in a handcrafted wooden box. These boxes are made using timber that has been sourced from sustainable forests, ensuring the balance and biodiversity of the surrounding areas are maintained.
With the use of Fairtrade gold and conflict-free gemstones, the Wild Aurum collection offers fine jewellery that has been handcrafted with traceable materials, in line with ethical trading practices.
We source our gold from artisanal mines in Peru, and gemstones and diamonds from certified suppliers.