Industry change group Fair Luxury (formerly FLUX), will host ‘Fair Luxury Presents’ – an exhibition of luxury jewellery that focuses on issues of ethical provenance – at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell from 18 September to 27 October 2017.
The exhibition will set out to demonstrate a new view of what it means to offer ‘fair luxury’ in a modern and evolving marketplace.
The event will aim to explore how fine jewellery can be “made all the more exquisite when provenance, ethics and responsible business practice work in synergy with design and craftsmanship”.
Curated by a panel of jewellery experts, a number of jewellery designer-makers have been selected to exhibit, as their work reflects three criteria around sustainable futures: design, craftsmanship and ethical sourcing.
The first designer confirmed is Harriet Kelsall, founder and chairman of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery.
More designers and brands taking part in the event will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Visitors to ‘Fair Luxury Presents’ will also be able to view a collection of images by photographer Ian Berry, depicting Fairtrade gold mines in Africa and the people directly affected by them.
Rachel Sweeney of Fair Luxury, said: “This exhibition will awaken the audience not only to the wonder of natural, precious materials, but also to what can happen when traceability and ethics are key.
“It is to be a celebration of achievement as well as an honest discussion on what is still to do to create a sustainable and ethical future for the industry – but above all, it is to be a unique perspective on the epic journey from the centre of the earth to the ring on your finger.”
Sarah Greenway, a member of Fair Luxury and the founder of jewellery business, Mosami, added: “It is important that we raise awareness among consumers about the importance of ethical and sustainable choices in jewellery, and that there is no compromise on style or quality.”