Goudsmid Margriet is one of the first in the Northern Netherlands to be registered with 'Fairtrade Gold'. Gold is a very durable material that has stood for value and purity for hundreds of years. The material will not go lost, but ....
Think about the fact that there are 16 million miners worldwide working in the gold sector. Hard workers, often in harsh conditions. Gold mining is physically demanding and dangerous at the same time; sometimes the process involves exposure to mercury, which poses serious health risks. And if that weren't enough, I'm getting excited as I write this, even today these people are often forced to accept a reseller's price, however low it may be. Exploitation.
The alternative, you know it, is called fair trade and also when it comes to mining gold fairly, a real turnaround is currently underway. A powerful opposition, a movement that aims to improve the living and working conditions of miners, taking into account, among other things, the environment, safety, labor law, and child labor. Miners also receive a fixed price and a 'Fairtrade premium' with which they can jointly invest in their community. Fairtrade gold is gold that has been sourced responsibly and traded at a fair price.
Goudsmid Margriet is one of the first in the Northern Netherlands to be registered with 'Fairtrade Gold'. Gold is a very durable material that has stood for value and purity for hundreds of years. The material is not lost, but can always be reused without any loss of quality due to its valuable properties. Did you know that the demand for gold in the Netherlands can be met almost 100% by using recycled gold? This concerns gold that is recovered from “waste” offered by the gold industry, with which the chain already works relatively sustainably.
We offer special jewelry, which means that we make all jewelry by hand according to your wishes! On our website, you will find a very diverse range of special jewelry at a competitive prices. If you don't see your ideal piece of jewelry listed, it is possible to design your own piece of jewelry with us in the atelier of Goudsmid Margriet. This ensures that you get a special feeling with the piece of jewelry. You can define the look and feel of your special piece of jewelry by adding personal attributes!
Giving a special piece of jewelry is perhaps the way to give true friendship an extra shine. You can of course choose from a wide range of colours, including gold and silver. You can give your special piece of jewelry extra shine by, for example, taking a ring with a gemstone. It is also possible to find a beautiful friendship ring on our website. Friendship rings symbolize the closeness of friendship. You can provide your friendship ring with letters, for example, the initial of your best friend. This is how special jewelry is created!
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If you want to know more about buying special jewelry, you can always contact us without obligation. We are always ready to provide you with the best advice. We always ship our products in such a good way that they will arrive at your home in top condition. You can of course also pick up the special jewelry yourself, whichever you prefer. Good luck and have fun choosing your special jewelry!