“I'm moved to take actions that improve the quality of life & I'm most alive when playing a big game”
Toby Pomeroy, globally recognized designer, goldsmith and outspoken activist for social and environmental responsibility in the jewelry industry, is President of TOBY POMEROY, a jewelry design and manufacturing firm in Corvallis, Oregon. His passion is creating distinctive jewelry of uncompromising quality and beauty, empowering artisanal and small-scale gold miners around the world and bringing about a world in balance.
Creating jewelry since 1968, Toby committed in 2005 to being a catalyst for reversing the devastating environmental and social impacts of conventional mining and successfully sought a refiner to provide pure gold and silver derived entirely from reclaimed sources. He was one of the first jewelry designers in the US to exclusively use reclaimed metals.
In his continuing stand for the possibility of responsible mining, Toby is one of the first designers in the United States to create jewelry from Fairmined gold and platinum, ecologically mined using no harmful chemicals, from the Choco rainforest of Colombia.
Toby is committed to a jewelry industry that is ethical and traceable from mine to market and has served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) since 2010. ARM is an international NGO whose purpose is to transform artisanal and small-scale mining into a socially uplifting and environmentally responsible activity, enhancing the quality of life for up to 100 million marginalized artisanal miners, their families and communities.
“Our mission is to create simple, elegant jewelry from responsibly sourced metals and gems, inspiring people to take actions for a more beautiful, diverse, equitable and sustainable planet.”
"Our vision is the transformation of the jewelry industry into a socially and environmentally sustainable enterprise by creating jewelry from responsibly mined and processed metals and gems and promoting the world-changing benefits of ethical sourcing."