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    I sold an 18K and Titanium ring on Friday to a customer and he is requesting confirmation that the gold we buy is ethically sourced. I rang Cooksons for their ethical gold policy, but haven't had a response yet. Is there any information available as to whether the gold that Cooksons buy is ethically sourced or is there a policy that I can show my customer to put his mind at rest?

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    Alan, I remember this being discussed once before but for the life of me can't remember which thread Not much help, really, am I? But I know there is a definite ethical policy. Will take a look
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    Here you go, m'dear!
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    There was a programme on Radio 4 a few months ago where this issue was discussed and Cooksons did have a representative on the show who I seem to remember, suggested the only gold that you could be 100% sure was ethically sound was from small mines excluded from the long processing chain, for example, Cloddagh gold where you could be certain of it's origin.

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