below are just a few links to articles and interesting information. all of the ethical jewellery information previously on my website has now moved to


great ethical jewellery resources


for jewellery buyers one caveat about the description of RJC - see Who’s Responsible? The RJC and the Burden of Proof  


for jewellers

 Ethical Metalsmiths 
Chicago Responsible Jewellery


B Corp -  (for all companies / sectors)




 Book Corner


 a Roundup of Books on Gold and Extractives compiled by Christina Malle - Ethical Metalsmiths Board Member



Swiss Psychotropic Gold

Switzerland plays a central role in the global commodity trade with gold and especially in its refining. Having fueled early modern industrialization as well as contemporary finance, Swiss trading and refining activities have influenced vivid cultural, affective and moral economies. They have contributed to Swiss wealth, but also to national narratives of independence, safety and white supremacy. The volume follows the entanglements of the global metabolism of gold by tracking down the elusive and often invisible paths of molecules, affects and violence: Swiss Psychotropic Gold.