Iona My Heart offers all products custom made to order in Single Mine Origin (SMO) 18ct and 9ct gold. This certified gold is sourced from the Yanfolila gold mine in Mali, and provides us with an auditable chain of custody for the entire supply chain, with full segregation from mine to finished product. It adheres to a number of strict industry guidelines - so it only originates from mines with a proven track record of committed social and environmental responsibility - and is mined in accordance with the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles. Our SMO supplier provides batch codes and QR codes as a direct link to the source of the precious metal used in your SMO gold purchase, as well as giving an insight into the impact your order has helped to create through local community projects.
SMO certification confirms that your Iona My Heart gold jewellery purchase is derived from a legitimate mining operation. It confirms that your piece holds no ties to conflict, and has been produced at a mine with a proven track record of unwavering responsibility. SMO Gold miners are paid a just wage, under secure and safe employment. This in turn has a positive effect on the lives of the miners’ families and local communities who can benefit from the sustainability initiatives in place at the mine site and from residing in a region where legal business thrives. Extensive community development programmes include sanitation, education, health, environmental and alternative livelihood projects.