Cred Jewellery

Cred jewellery

41 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1EL
and Unit 1.03 Clerkenwell Workshops, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, Farringdon EC1R 0AT

Contact: Sabrina Burley
Tel: +44(0)1243 773588
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Categories: green-weddings , jewellery and rings



What we do

Cred is proud to be the original ethical luxury jeweller. Cred has spent the last 10 years pioneering a responsible supply chain so customers can buy products that marry ethics and aesthetics.

Working with small batches of hand-finish metal we create jewellery that combines beauty, grace and timeless style. We can also design a piece of jewellery for you that will match your own personal style.

We work hard to ensure that the mining of metal for our jewellery respects strict social and environmental principles. Restoring and reforesting mined land. Avoiding toxic chemicals that pollute rivers. Protecting marine life and eco-systems.

We are compliant with the Kimberley Process but we also plan to develop a fair trade process for precious stones.

Ethical action

Cred has been one of the founding members of the Association for Responsible Mining and works as a partner with Oro Verde Mining Corporation who work to improve the wellbeing of communities through social and environmental standards in Columbia.

Cred Jewellery is committed to third party independent certification wherever this is possible. See www.iiap.org.co

Human Rights
We aim to support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognising that every person has the right to life, liberty and freedom and should have access to the basic resources such as water, food, clothing, shelter, education, self determination and work that is required to enable humanity to live in dignity.

In addition to this we ensure that all our diamonds come from suppliers who adhere to the Kimberley Process protocols on certifying rough diamonds as conflict-free.

Social standards
Cred will work towards the following standards with all of our suppliers recognising that all business benefits from civil society and should play a positive role in shaping society for the common good.

  • Employment is freely chosen.
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
  • Child labour is not used.
  • Living wages are paid.
  • Working hours are not excessive.
  • No discrimination is practised.
  • Regular employment is provided.

Environmental Policy
Cred aims to source all its precious metals and gem stones from small-scale artisan mining communities that have a concern for the biodiversity of their local region. In order to achieve this we aim to fulfil the following criteria with our primary source partners.

  • No toxic chemicals to be used during the mining process. (i.e. mercury and sulphuric acid and cyanide)
  • The mined area should gain ecological stability within three years.
  • All mining operations must be conducted with the agreement of the local indigenous people or community councils.
  • Bio-diversity indicators will be established before mining can commence.
  • All mining activity must comply with local, regional and national regulations.
  • Topsoil removed from the mined area should be saved and replaced at the end of the extraction procedure.
  • Silt loads (residue left after mining process) entering the aquatic eco-system (rivers, lakes and water table) should not be more than the local eco-system can handle.

In aiming to achieve these standards as a jewellery company we set the highest possible targets for ourselves and to enable the consumer and general public to make a more educated decision when it comes to purchasing jewellery.

Awards & Recommendations

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  • Founding member of Association for Respon­sible Mining www.communitymining.org
  • Founding member of British Ethical Jewellers Association
  • Pioneered the first precious metal ethical sourcing process and brought to the awareness of FLO. Cred is waiting for the first FLO certification for precious metal
  • Nominated for Ethical Retailer of the Year Observer Awards 2006
  • Compliant with Green Gold Certification criteria. www.communitymining.org
  • Diamonds are conflict free and Kimberley Process compliant

A few ways we're trying to make a difference

Reducing carbon footprint

Reducing carbon footprint

We plan to introduce carbon offsetting in 2008.


Using organic products

Organic products

We use biodegradable or sustainable wood packaging.


Supporting local producers

Local products

We are a partner of Oro Verde Corporation, a group of mining communities meeting strict environmental and social criteria in Columbia.


Supporting fair trade

Fair trade products

Cred and Association for Responsible mining have pioneered the development and successful launch of a Fair Trade precious metal process.

The plan is to extend the practices into other countries and continents.


Supporting / working with a charity

Support a charity

Our sister company, Cred foundation receives a percentage of our profits to support and develop the following projects:

Integrated Holistic Approach - Urban Development Project in the social and political climate of Ethiopia where the concept of state welfare is non-existent, this project stands out as a world pioneer, attracting visits from the like of Bob Geldof, Bono and Brad Pitt. www.cred.org.uk/pages/idhup

Women at Risk - The premise is simple: commercial sex workers (CSW) more often than not want to escape their way of life. In a 12 month programme combining structured counselling and vocational skills training, WAR has proved to be successful for 94% of the 154 women who’ve been through their doors so far, each of whom have gone on to employment or running their own businesses. www.cred.org.uk/pages/war

Sahara - Sahara works particularly with people who face difficult situations due to substance use and HIV/AIDS. It’s a therapeutic transitional community working with people irrespective of their beliefs, economic status, literate or illiterate and the marginalized.

­ FIAM: Reaching India’s Forgotten People - FIAM is a Christian charity standing in this gap with a holistic approach to personal & social transformation. It’s clear that their beliefs inform what they do, and that their aim is for ‘the whole person and for the whole of society’. FIAM currently supports over 60 church communities and their surrounding villages in the Andhra Pradesh region


Cred Jewellery - Reviews

Our Cred wedding rings arrived today and frankly, I'm thrilled! They arrived exactly when they said they would, and the support we received from Reuben in the shop was fantastic. The rings themselves look stunning, and the information that arrived with them reduced me to a little emotional bundle. Cred genuinely care: they aren't doing this because it's fashionable or because there is money to be made in ethical jewellery. They are doing it because they genuinely believe there is a better way. I'm thrilled that our wedding rings haven't damaged the environment, or poisoned someone's water supply. I feel very good about it.. and isn't that the way it's meant to be?!
Em