Purity: 930 ‰ pure silver content (a.k.a. sterling silver)
Shapes: Casting pieces, round wire 1 mm, rolled square wire 4 mm and 6 mm. Log into your account and select your item from the drop-down list below the price table.
Custom Shapes: You'll find an overview of all possible forms under this link. This includes rectangular / square / round / oval / D-shaped wire, strip and sheet in flexible sizes. Please order directly via our web shop. Select the desired alloy and Custom shape in the drop-down menu, enter the approx. weight and add the article to your shopping cart. Then, at the checkout, leave a comment (More options -> Enter your comment) with the specific form and measures you require. If you order multiple items, please specify the respective position (i.e. line number from top to bottom). (If the requested measures are not feasible, we will get back to you shortly. Otherwise, your desired items will be manufactured.)
Please note: You'll find a tool to calculate the weight of the articles, depending on the specific alloy, form and measures, under this link. Please download the file (top right button) to your computer, as it does not work in web browsers or on mobile devices. The stated weights are just approximations, especially for irregular shapes such as rolled square wire, oval wire etc.
Certification: ASM = Artisanal and Small-scale Mining. This Fair ASM Silver is not certified by a 3rd party as it was purchased during a year when the mine of origin was not certified for silver. However, we have full traceability of origin for this material and are very confident about the fair mining practices at the time of purchase, which is why Fairever assures its responsible origin.
Fair standards: The small-scale mining organizations from which this silver originates, operate currently under Fairtrade or Fairmined standards and have a long-standing reputation for their strong sense of responsibility towards people and nature. The workers receive a fair wage for their work. Protective clothing as well as health and safety training are mandatory. Abusive child labour is prohibited. All these responsible mining practices have been widely covered by positive reports by NGOs and the media.
Fair ASM Silver is very scarce and precious, as it is only found as a by-product in responsible gold mining. 1 kilogram of doré gold (containing approx. 800 grams of gold) contains only approx. 100 to 150 grams of silver. So we need to sell 5 to 8 times more gold than silver! The costs in small-scale gold mining are naturally much higher than in industrial silver mining. In addition, segregated refining is relatively cost-intensive.
Origin: SOTRAMI, Peru. The SOTRAMI mining cooperative is located in Santa Filomena, a small village in the Atacama desert in southern Peru. In the 1980s, as a result of an economic crisis, the region was increasingly populated by miners who tried their luck prospecting for gold in abandoned mine shafts. SOTRAMI was the first gold mine in Peru to be certified by Fairtrade.
Alloy metals: The copper contained in this alloy is predominantly from recycling.
Packaging: We put the ordered precious metals into resealable and recyclable transparent plastic bags. On the product label you'll find all the relevant details.
|Certification:||Fair & Responsible Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM)|
|Purity of metal:||930 ‰ Silver|
|Target group:||Supplied only to our registered business customers.|
|Taxation:||Standard VAT rate|