Update: Due to a current shortage of supply, we have to limit the amount sold to 50 g per customer per year.
Product: Fine silver grain. Small granules, ideally suited for alloys to produce handcrafted jewelry and other applications.
Origin: This Fairtrade Silver comes from certified artisanal & small-scale mining organizations and was mined responsibly for people and the environment. Fairtrade-certified silver is very scarce and precious, as it is only found as a by-product in Fairtrade-certified 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! Refining small amounts of silver physically segregated from other silver is expensive.
(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.)
Fairtrade Standard: The workers of the mining organizations receive the guaranteed Fairtrade minimum price as well as the Fairtrade premium for their silver. These additional revenues are invested according to democratic principles in community projects such as schools, health centres and infrastructure. Fairtrade is committed to improving the protection of people and the environment in mining. For example, Fairtrade certification prescribes protective clothing and health and safety training. Abusive child labour is prohibited in Fairtrade-certified mines. Here you can learn more about the other advantages of the Fairtrade standard for precious metals.
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:||Fairtrade Silver (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V.)|
|Purity of metal:||999.5 ‰ Silver|
|Available shapes:||Casting grain|
|Target group:||Supplied only to our registered business customers.|
|Taxation:||Standard VAT rate|