OroDesign produces objects of rare beauty for clients around the world, and does so with a conscience. Founded in 1945, OROAFRICA is one of only a few manufacturers worldwide that have subscribed to the ethical use of precious metals and jewels. AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third largest gold company, is one of our main partners, contributing to our wide knowledge of the precious metals industry and enabling ideas on how to raise awareness around social issues, without sacrificing quality or innovation.
Through other valuable and strategic collaborations, OroDesign has unique access to the full supply chain when we create precious items – virgin gold from ore to store. This allows us, without the adoption of disproportional margin, to source raw materials responsibly, while at the same time verifying its true origin.
To date, recycled gold makes up the vast majority of gold in the global jewellery market. While recycling is generally considered a good thing, tragic stories of exploitation that are embedded in the history of recycled gold can never be extracted.
Only virgin gold, from known and traceable sources, guarantees ethical and responsible values.