In the midst of the recognition event for the winning brands and all the participants of the Fairmined 100 challenge, the judges highlighted the need to spread information on the impact of gold. The challenge gathered 127 collections using precious metals, supporting the work of artisanal and small mining communities in South America
By the end of September 2021, the Fairmined initiative invited the market actors to launch new collections of jewelry, numismatic and financial products made exclusively using Fairmined metals by August 31st of 2022. On October 11, 2022, the Fairmined 100 challenge closing webinar took place, featuring a panel of experts: Annabel Davidson, Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery, Celine Dassonville, Founder / Director of the impact studio Ethiwork, Elle Hill – growth expert Founder and CEO of Hill & Co., Michelle Graff, Editor in Chief National Jeweler, Pernille Møbjerg, Co-founder of The Jewellery Room and Victoria Gomelsky, Editor in Chief JCK Magazine, the webinar was presented by Lisa Koenigsberg, President of Initiatives in Art and Culture.
The challenge included a category that gave the opportunity to the public to vote and choose their favorite collection. The Fairmined 100 digital catalog was open for voting from September 16 to October 7
THE PUBLIC’S FAVORITE COLLECTION: The Minimalist Collection by Lakdawala (with 891 Votes)
The best collections selected by the judges in 7 categories have been revealed:
- BEST SOLID GOLD COLLECTION: Salomé by Adoro mi oro
- BEST SILVER COLLECTION (two winners): AURA Silver by Minrl and Cross the “T’s” and dot the “I’s” by Christine Dwane
- GOLD PLATED COLLECTION: Fables by Alex Monroe
- DIAMONDS COLLECTION: The Bombé by Aether Diamonds
- COLORED GEMSTONES COLLECTION: Integration by Dana Bronfman
- GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATION (two winners): Collection Étreintes Chapitre III by JEM and WWAKE x Fairmined – Drop 1 by WWAKE
- SUSTAINABILITY STORY: Origins by Mazahri
To review the best collections, we are proud to present the official video of the Fairmined 100 challenge, and the recording of the webinar. To review all the collections, please visit the Fairmined 100 challenge digital catalog.
Finally, the best collections, plus a curated selection of pieces from the challenge, have been invited to be featured and sold in an exclusive space created by the Jewellery Room for the Fairmined 100 challenge.
The members of the jury panel shared their take on Fairmined, the challenge, and their expectations for a future edition. They also addressed a discussion about the importance of individual and collective actions to make a positive transformation in the jewelry sector, as well as the challenges that brands from all sizes can face, and highlighted the efforts and commitment of the participating brands, members of the Fairmined initiative.