FUTURA was born to be a
Changemaker for our FUTURE
Changemaker for our FUTURE
Jewelry to Get Behind - No Mercury, No Toxic Chemicals
Each piece of FUTURA jewelry is hand crafted with mercury-free 18kt Certified Fairmined Ecological gold. Our gold comes from the three certified Fairmined mines in the world, that mine for gold without the use of toxic chemicals including mercury and cyanide.
Our mines have received the Fairmined Ecological stamp of approval. They have transitioned with the help of the Fairmined Organization to clean and safe mining practices that are ethical, ecological and sustainable. Our gold is setting the standard for the future - for the jewelry industry and for the planet. By eliminating the use of toxic mercury in mining, we eliminate the impact of harmful mercury emissions to our planet to create a safer future for everyone."
We are Proud Partners with The United Nations to Eliminate Global Mercury Emissions
FUTURA is a proud partner of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership, a worldwide initiative which aims to protect human health and the environment from mercury, including through the continued minimization and elimination, where feasible, of its uses and releases in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Each piece of FUTURA jewelry sold brings us closer to our mission of reducing mercury emissions into the environment. Responsible and compassionate luxury jewelry is the ethos of FUTURA.
Designed by the most legendary artists of all time, the Legends Collection is a global curation of epic gold jewelry reimagined from the richest of eras and places.
FUTURA collaborates with world renowned jewelry historians from iconic cultural centers (such as The MET, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Louvre, and the Acropolis Museum) to discover history's most imaginative jewelry designs that have a modern relevance.
FUTURA’s historians and curators discover the best of the best from original artisan designs from as far back as 1800 BC, that are rich with artistic expression and that are refreshingly contemporary.
Must-have jewelry handcrafted with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold for your consciously curated jewelry box. The Essentials collection is designed with the ultimate attention to detail and craft, resulting in perfect covetable pieces that will never go out of style.
A timeless symbol of your love and values, a FUTURA wedding ring will truly be your most worn and loved piece of jewelry that will stay with you forever. Discover our curated selection of seven exquisite rings for the discerning eye that represent your conscious values.
Behind each piece of FUTURA jewelry is a small team of passionate master jewelers who craft each piece thoughtfully by hand, with the utmost attention to care and detail, here in New York City.
Our workshop, founded in 1954 in New York City by an expert Parisian jeweler, has been making jewelry for some of the most renowned jewelry houses in the world. As a multi-generational family business, their expertise was recognized by Christie’s Auction House, who named the workshop “the jewelers, jeweler”. After years of success serving the luxury jewelry industry, the workshop became aware of the issues of small-scale gold mining and decided to change their procedures to become an ethical workshop.
BOB DONOFRIO - LEADING THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY INTO THE FUTURE
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After more than 30 years of leading some of the world’s most prestigious luxury jewelry, watch, and fashion brands including Bulgari, Asprey & Garrard, Roberto Cavalli, and Movado, Bob Donofrio discovered the harsh reality of the environmental and health impact of mining gold for jewelry production: that small-scale artisanal gold mining is widely irregulated, mining with the use of toxic chemicals, including mercury and cyanide to mine for gold, and that 37% of the world’s mercury emissions come from these small-scale gold mines.
As most of this gold is used in the production of jewelry, Bob’s mission was then to create a brand that would lead change within the luxury jewelry industry that would directly impact the reduction of mercury emissions. Born out of this mission was FUTURA, a luxury jewelry brand with modern values at its core, crafted from 18-karat Certified FAIRMINED Eco-friendly, mercury-free gold.
“As a jewelry industry leader, once I discovered the truth about mercury emissions and small-scale gold mining, I was overcome with an overwhelming desire to get involved and contribute to solving the problem.”