Gold: OroAfrica Debuts Certified Responsible Gold Jewelry Line & More

Out of South AfricaWho better to introduce a gold ­jewelry line with a transparent chain of custody than a refiner and manufacturer from the same country? That’s what Cape Town, South Africa–based manufacturer ­OroAfrica had in mind when it debuted its Certified Responsible Gold line of Absolute wedding bands with gold sourced from Germiston, South Africa’s 92-year-old Rand Refinery.The 68-year-old OroAfrica introduced Rand metal bands two years ago, garnering five South African stockists. In 2012, it reached out to the European market at the VicenzaOro Winter fair. Now, the firm is coming to America and making inroads in China. Available in yellow, white (nickel-free), and red 14k and 18k gold or pure 24k gold, the pieces provide an authentic “ore to store” opportunity, says marketing manager Madrie Scott: “Retailers who buy this ­jewelry can position themselves as social

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