Fair ASM Silver - Semi-Finished Products

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Regular shapes: We stock round wire 1 mm and 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. Simply enter the desired quantity, add it to your shopping cart and place the order.

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. Weights are just an approximation, especially for irregular shapes such as rolled square wire, oval wire etc.

Custom shapes: We're happy to manufacture custom-made shapes on request from 200 grams per item. The delivery time is approx. 15 to 20 working days. 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", enter the approx. weight (see above) 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.)

Origin: ASM = Artisanal and Small-scale Mining. Our Fair Silver comes from the small-scale gold mining organizations SOTRAMI and MACDESA in Peru, which have long been known for their exemplary ethics and practices. The mining areas are located in the Andes highlands of Peru. Our Fair Silver is very scarce and precious, as it is only found as a by-product in gold mining. 1 kilogram of doré gold (containing approx. 800 grams of gold) contains only approx. 100 to 150 grams of silver. Refining small amounts of silver physically segregated from other silver is expensive.

(Fairmined- or Fairtrade-certified "pure play" silver mines do not exist, as "fair trade" concepts are always about empowering small producers. Silver mining is mainly a large-scale industrial activity, as the sales price of silver is too low and the extraction costs too high to be viable for small-scale mining.)

Fair standards: The small-scale mining organizations SOTRAMI and MACDESA 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. Both organizations follow either Fairtrade, Fairmined or RJC standards and have been widely covered by positive reports by NGOs and the media, which you'll find on the web.

Certification: Unlike our Fairmined Silver and Fairtrade Silver, this Fair Silver is not certified by a 3rd party. However, we have full traceability of origin for this material and are very confident about the responsibility of the mining practices. Our Fair Silver is comparatively affordable, as there are no costs for 3rd party certification and larger batches can be refined in one go.

Alloy metals: All silver used in our "Fair ASM Silver" alloys is from responsible ASM. The copper used in our "Fair ASM Silver" alloys is predominantly from recycling.

Packaging: We fill the grain into resealable and recyclable transparent plastic bags. On the product label you'll find all the relevant data.

Target group: We only sell this item to the trade, not to consumers.

Certification: Fair & Responsible Artisanal & Small-scale Mining (ASM)
Purity of metal: 930 ‰ Silver
Alloys (colors): Sterling
Target group: Supplied only to our registered business customers.
Taxation: Standard VAT rate
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