Ethical Jewellery Day
Would you like to build an ethical jewellery business?
Or find ways to improve ethical practices in your current business?
Perhaps you would just like to learn more about ethics in the jewellery industry...
If so you may be considering how to source ethical supplies, gemstones, silver, fairtriade gold etc. and how to run your business in a way that does good as well as providing you with a great income for yourself.
In this intensive 1 Day course join ethical gemstone and jewellery expert Stuart Pool to learn about the different ways you can become more ethical in your business. Covering topics including:
Industry issues and why we need responsible sourcing of metals and gemstones
Gold & silver - Fairtrade & Fairmined options
Diamonds & gemstones - including sourcing options and buying tips, mining and the journey of the gemstone, man-made stones
Your workplace - what you can do in your own space to be more ethical
With time for 1-2-1 support and Q&A.
Classes are very small with a maximum of 8 students allowing close attention from the tutor.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided, although you may want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Stuart is a specialist in responsibly mined and fully traceable coloured gemstones, mainly sourced directly from mines in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He runs gem trading companies Nineteen48 (www.nineteen48.com), Rubyfair (www.rubyfair.com) and Crown Gems, as well as being a co-founder of Fair Luxury (www.fairlux.co.uk), a group focused on positive change in the jewellery industry.
Stuart works very closely with local mine owners to provide a mine-to-market service, from extracting the rough gem material and the cutting and polishing of gemstones, right up to the sale of gems to the end customer, both wholesale and retail. The emphasis throughout the supply chain is on maximum transparency and fair benefits to everyone involved.
Stuart's companies support charitable projects in both Sri Lanka and the UK and he is also committed to educating the widest possible audience about the issues within the jewellery sector. He is supportive of many initiatives and programmes within the industry which are trying to improve conditions and benefits for those involved in all stages of the supply chains for diamonds, precious metals and coloured gems.
What some of our students have said about this class:
"I really enjoyed the Ethical Jewellery course with Stuart. I didn’t realise there was so much to consider when aiming to produce ethical jewellery. He outlined the different ways we can create ethical brands and do our best to be ethically minded. I loved the final quote by Mark Twain" ‘Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.’ Sarah Adam
"I really enjoyed the day and learnt so much from Stuart Pool. He is a very good speaker and obviously is very passionate about ethics in the jewellery trade. I certainly have learnt a lot from him and will be able to and make changes in my own business little steps at a time. I am so glad I chose to attend the day and I would most certainly recommend it to others" Juliette Beaumont
"I really enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it, thanks" Alice