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Defining responsible gemstone mining: are we listening to the artisanal miners enough?

Defining responsible gemstone mining: are we listening to the artisanal miners enough?

September 24, 2019, by Chloe Jacot; edited by Angela Jorns

read how listening to the miners’ motivations for choosing ASM, and witnessing the daily risks they face, leads Chloe Jacot to question if prevalent notions of ‘responsible sourcing’ are properly inclusive of artisanal mining communities.

Discovering new depths: My work experience at Levin Sources

Discovering new depths: My work experience at Levin Sources

September 16, 2019, by Grania Cooke

Grania Cooke shares what she learnt about working for a sustainable mining consultancy during her Summer 2019 work experience.

Coloured Gemstones Forum in Nairobi: What did we learn?

Coloured Gemstones Forum in Nairobi: What did we learn?

August 7, 2019, by Chloe Jacot

Insights from the Nairobi forum, including the latest coloured gemstone jewellery trends, the challenges and success of value addition, and the status of efforts to improve gender equality and environmental management in the sector.

Part 3: Circular Jewellery: An Approach to Doing Better Business

Part 3: Circular Jewellery: An Approach to Doing Better Business

July 30, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Danielle Keller Aviram

We provide guidance to jewellers on how to approach product circularity and operational circularity in the final instalment of our series on circularity in jewellery.

Part 2: Sustainable Design is the key to Circular Jewellery

Part 2: Sustainable Design is the key to Circular Jewellery

July 17, 2019, by Danielle Keller Aviram and Estelle Levin-Nally

Learn about sustainable jewellery design, from the creative process to the choice of materials, in the second part of our Circularity in Jewellery series.

LSM Approaches to Managing Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Time for Proactive Engagement

LSM Approaches to Managing Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Time for Proactive Engagement

July 8, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Angela Jorns

How should a large mine best manage risks arising from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining​? Here is how we approach it at Levin Sources​.​

Part 1: How can jewellery be circular?

Part 1: How can jewellery be circular?

June 27, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Danielle Keller Aviram

Learn about how jewellers can build circularity into their operations and product lifecycle in the first instalment of a three parts series.

Child Labour in Mining: What Have We Learned?

Child Labour in Mining: What Have We Learned?

June 12, 2019, by Fabiana Di Lorenzo and Blanca Racionero Gómez

This World Day against Child Labour, we look at the difficulties with ending child labour in the often-informal ASM sector and Levin Sources' work in the sector.

Ethical and bespoke: how to create jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth

Ethical and bespoke: how to create jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth

May 31, 2019, by Jane Barnett and Lucie Goulet

Join Jane Barnett on her journey to create a pair of ethical and bespoke handmade orange sapphire earrings and an aquamarine and sapphire pendant she will treasure forever.

ASM Formalisation: Mongolia’s five ingredients for success

ASM Formalisation: Mongolia’s five ingredients for success

May 15, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Chloe Jacot

Available now: “Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes”

Available now: “Forest-Smart Mining: identifying good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes”

May 10, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez

Levin Sources has been working to identify and analyse good and bad practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in forest landscapes in order to find opportunities for positive intervention.

Levin Sources commits to protect forests and signs the New York Declaration on Forests

Levin Sources commits to protect forests and signs the New York Declaration on Forests

May 1, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez

Levin Sources has become a signatory of the New York Declaration on Forests, demonstrating our commitment to protect forests through our own work and our influence in the sector.

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