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Oakley, Peter, 2010, Journal Article, The Ethical Gold series Benchpeg Newsletter, 162 (1). pp. 9-15. ISSN 1

Corporate Creators: Benchpeg
Abstract or Description:

A series of five articles, published over six months in 2010, which explained the key ethical issues relating to sourcing gold. The Ethical Gold Series was written for practising jewellers, industrial jewellery manufacturers and the wider design community. The Ethical Gold Series was published in the Benchpeg Newsletter, an online jewellery industry journal, which in 2010 had over 5,500 subscribers.

The material for the articles was drawn from a year of ethnographic fieldwork in the UK jewellery sector, funded by the AHRC, and field visits to preserved, operating and proposed gold mining sites in Alaska, California, Sweden, Wales and Scotland. The ethnographic fieldwork included ‘ethical gold’ promotional events, private industry meetings and jewellery trade shows and meetings with jewellery manufacturers and retailers, assayers, gold refiners and traders and environmental and fair trade campaigners.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W720 Metal Crafts > W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
School or Centre: School of Material
Funders: AHRC
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 16:30
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1212

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