A world without financial services (1)

A world without financial services (1)

Maria José Murillo, responsible for supply chains in the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) (First blog of the series consisting of two articles) “The opinions expressed in this publication are exclusively from the authors and do not necessarily reflect the point...
Jewelry workshops for female gold panner

Jewelry workshops for female gold panner

Our country is rich in minerals and has a great goldsmith tradition, which comes from beginnings of ancient Peru. It was precisely the pre-Inca cultures that defined Peru as one of the five metallurgical cradles of the world. Inspired by this incredible legacy and by...
Gold fever in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Gold fever in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Is a cleaner, greener artisanal gold mining that is healthier for everyone possible? “The opinions expressed in this publication are exclusively those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the point of view of the Alliance for Responsible Mining, its...
Third Jewelry Industry Summit in Tucson, AZ

Third Jewelry Industry Summit in Tucson, AZ

Two days of intense learning: “Pathways to Responsible Sourcing” As a not for profit, charitable organization The Jewelry Industry Summit strives to bring the jewelry industry together to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution-driven activities that continue to...
Gold panning in Colombia, an uncomfortable cultural heritage

Gold panning in Colombia, an uncomfortable cultural heritage

An initiative to protect a heritage at risk In June 2012 an application was filed to the Colombian Ministry of Culture for the traditional barequeo[1], a panning technique used to obtain gold with manual tools on the riverbed and shores of the Cauca river and its...