Why you should know your gold

Why you should know your gold

As the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Over 97% of the gold used in commercial jewellery comes from exploitative mining practices.

Unfortunately, in general, the jewellery industry is very opaque when it comes to disclosing where gold comes from. Because it's not widely publicised many consumers are unaware of this important factor when making their purchase.

We've put together just a few reasons why you should question where the gold for your ring has come from, so you can make an informed decision that aligns with your values when purchasing a ring that will represent your union. 

Ethical concerns

Knowing the origin of your gold can ensure it was ethically sourced and produced without exploiting workers, displacing communities, or harming the environment.

Environmental impact

Gold mining can have significant environmental impacts, the average gold wedding ring creates 10 TONNES of mining waste.

Personal values

If you value sustainability and ethical practices, knowing the source of your gold can help you make a more informed choice for your wedding ring.

Future impact

Choosing to support ethical gold mining practices can have a positive impact on the future of the industry.

Personal connection

Knowing the source of your gold can provide a personal connection to the material and the story behind it.


Find out about where our ethical gold comes from here and click the image below to view our full range of Good Gold wedding rings.