Sustainable and committed jewellery
The project to create a new jewellery house was born out of two realizations: the state of the gold mining industry, the considerable human and environmental damage it was causing - and is still causing - but also the emergence of a real, concrete solution, coming from the field, of the possibility of a change in this situation. The possibility of 'ethical gold'.
From our meeting with the NGO Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in 2008 and our exchanges with gold mining communities in Colombia, from the discovery of the incredible work they were doing to change their practices and to develop the first fair and eco-responsible standards for artisanal mining, a deep desire to become an actor and a driver was born.
The desire to accelerate at our level this transformation that brings so much progress and hope. To give it a voice and a soul through precious jewellery.
Artisanal gold mining, which is carried out by 20 million miners and directly supports more than 100 million people worldwide, still causes serious social and environmental damage: human rights violations, trafficking and corruption, child labour, dangerous working conditions, health risks and serious air, soil and water pollution, etc.
Faced with these challenges, the Fairmined programme, created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in 2007 and which became an international certification label in 2014, aims to transform the artisanal mining sector into a positive force, both respectful and generating real human and environmental progress.
The lab-grown diamond
In 2018, JEM enters the path of a new breakthrough in jewellery and launches its first creations with diamonds, making the choice of synthetic diamond. A revolutionary technology, an innovation that now allows us to write a new page in the history of diamonds and invites us to question its nature, its origin, but also what it symbolises in terms of dreams and desire.
It is in France, in one of the most renowned jewelry workshops located in the heart of the Vosges, that our jewelry takes shape. A workshop dedicated to the craft of jewelry excellence, itself committed to a policy of innovative sustainable development and offering the best of its expertise to bring out a new jewelry and highlight a material: ethical gold.
JEM works exclusively with committed partners to ensure the traceability of its materials, from the mine to the casket. The implementation of a pioneering, innovative, collaborative and rigorous process allows for a dedicated manufacturing chain and ensures total traceability of Fairmined Gold at all stages.