The Ethical making resource

The Ethical Making Resource provides practical information for jewellers and silversmiths who want to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their practice, and for buyers and collectors looking for information on purchasing ethically made jewellery and silver.


Jeweller Jenna Watson holding silver bowl


sourcing MATERIALS



studio practices



resources and research



“In the many years across multiple countries I have been addressing ethics in jewellery, and Scotland has been the most receptive and fertile country of them all. Scotland has a real chance to become the world’s leading ethical designer maker nation. The ethical practices directory being created by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths will be a world first.”


Dr Greg Valerio MBE


Image descriptions: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design student Jenna Watson holding silver bowl;
Hannah Louise Lamb showing her hallmarked Fairmined Silver and saw piercing in her studio, Image credit: James Robertson; Ute Decker, In Praise of Shadows, architectural earrings