I am proud and honored to have been included in the upcoming
Pure Earth Pure Gold Auction featuring beautiful, unique pieces of jewelry donated by likeminded designers passionate about using responsibly-sourced materials and supporting Pure Earth's work with artisanal and small-scale gold miners around the world to prevent mercury pollution and restore degraded Amazon Rainforest.
For the occasion, I have designed and crafted a 14K yellow fairmined gold pendant with a 3 mm faceted ruby gemstone. The pendant was created from casting a leaf found washed off the beach in St Tropez, South of France. The ruby gemstone was cast in place using the lost wax process.
Fairmined Gold is an assurance label that certifies gold from artisanal and small-scale mining operations giving miners a fair wage and minimizes the negative effects mining can have on our environment. The ruby was purchased from Henieli international, a trusted gem dealer based in New York City whom I have worked with for many years. The pendant comes with an 18 inch long 14K yellow gold chain.