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See the Top Collections in the ‘Fairmined 100 Challenge’

Events & AwardsOct 24, 2022

See the Top Collections in the ‘Fairmined 100 Challenge’

The challenge invited designers and brands to create 100 collections of silver, gold or gold-plated jewelry crafted with Fairmined metals.

Envigado, Colombia—The “Fairmined 100 Challenge” closed earlier this month with a panel of six industry judges and the public choosing their favorite collections from the challenge’s 100-plus entries.

The Alliance for Responsible Mining’s Fairmined Initiative launched the Fairmined 100 Challenge in October 2021 with the goal of reaching 100 Fairmined collections of jewelry, gold coins, and financial products by the end of August 2022.
 
In its first year, the challenge topped its goal, with 97 total brands creating 127 collections. 

For 47 of them, it was their first time creating an entire collection using Fairmined-certified gold, silver or gold plating. 

The collections were then sorted into seven categories for judging by a panel of six industry experts.

They were: Celine Dassonville, founder/director of the Ethiwork studio; Annabel Davidson, editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery; Elle Hill, founder and CEO of Hill & Co.; Victoria Gomelsky, editor-in-chief of JCK Magazine; Michelle Graff, editor-in-chief of National Jeweler; and Pernille Møbjerg, co-founder of The Jewellery Room.

The winners are as follows.

Best Solid Gold Collection: “Salomé” by Adoro mi oro
Best Silver Collection (two winners): Aura Silver by Minrl and “Cross the Ts and Dot the Is” by Christine Dwane
Diamonds Collection: “The Bombé” by Aether Diamonds (featuring lab-grown diamonds) 
Colored Gemstones Collection: “Integration” by Dana Bronfman
Most Innovative (two winners): “Étreintes Chapitre III” by Jem and “Wwake x Fairmined, Drop 1” by Wwake 
Best Sustainability Story: “Origins” by Mazahri
People’s Choice: “The Minimalist Collection” by Lakdawala
Gold-Plated Collection: “Fables” by Alex Monroe

Møberg has extended an invitation to the brands behind the winning collections, as well as a few other brands that submitted collections, to display and sell their jewelry on a dedicated page on The Jewellery Room website.

The six judges discussed their selection process and shared their thoughts about the importance of Fairmined metals in an Oct. 11 webinar hosted by Lisa Koenigsberg, president of Initiatives in Art and Culture.

A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube.

All 127 collections submitted for the challenge can be viewed on the Fairmined website.

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