Unique in the market, SMO gold remains segregated and traceable through both the refining and manufacturing process, and certification and stamping provides an auditable chain of custody for every gram; denoting gold produced by a legitimate mining operation which holds no ties to conflict, where miners are being paid a just wage under secure employment.
Each piece of Rebus SMO jewellery comes with a QR code that allows you to discover the exact provenance of your gold, including details of where and when it was mined, alongside information about the social, environmental, and community projects the mine runs.
Furthermore, Single Mined Origin gold strives to ensure that the communities living locally to the gold source are benefitting from sustainability initiatives carried out by the mining operation. Such initiatives include programmes centred on education, healthcare, safe drinking water, and agricultural prosperity to support a wide number of people.
“The introduction of SMO Gold was a no-brainer for me. It is traceable from mine to consumer, and this proof of provenance reassures me; I hope likewise for our customers.”
Emmet Smith, Rebus Founder
Currently sourcing gold from the Hummingbird-owned Yanfolila mine in Mali, West Africa, Rebus is introducing the Oxford 55 - a new and improved design of our bestseller Oxford Oval signet ring - in SMO gold.
This hero piece brings together a wealth of cultural and historical inspirations from Ancient Greek and Roman jewellery through to the graffiti art of Jean Michel Basquiat, and is engraved with carefully curated words that evoke the power and respect of the SMO gold initiative; words that relate directly to the sustainable intention of direct mining.