Featured on Mind Body Green
"Jones is a fan of Futura's timeless styles made from Fairmined Ecological gold. The more rigorous of the two Fairmined standards, ecological gold is mined without the use of toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide..."
By Emma Loewe
Featured on The Robb Report
7 Pieces of Responsibly Sourced Gold Jewelry, From Ana Khouri to Sandrine B.
"At its workshop off Madison Avenue in New York City, Futura Jewelry recreates treasures from the ancient world in 18-karat certified Fairmined Ecological Gold, a quality standard administered by the Alliance for Responsible Mining denoting gold that’s been mined responsibly, without the use of toxic chemicals such as mercury and cyanide. "
Featured on JCK Online - Golden Gifts for Father's Day
"New York City–based Futura touts itself as “The world’s most eco-friendly jewelry,” and while that’s a bold claim, it’s tough to argue with the brand’s credentials. Handcrafted from mercury-free 18k certified Fairmined Ecological Gold, the Odyssey necklace featured above (and at top) is a reimagined work of art from Ancient Egypt, circa 1550–1069 B.C. Originally designed as a seal for applying official stamps, the pendant rotates through four engravings: a scorpion, lion, crocodile, and the name Horemheb, the pharaoh who once owned it. Now if that doesn’t earn dad’s stamp of approval, we don’t know what will!"
By Victoria Gomelsky
Featured in The Editorialist Online
"There are few brands out there that do gold jewelry better than Futura, whose jewelry features beautiful 18-karat gold in curvaceous, contemporary silhouettes. Futura Jewelry is the only luxury jewelry brand in the world using Certified Fairmined Ecological Gold, which is toxic chemical-free (no mercury or cyanide), sustainable, ethical, and clean."
By Emma Reynolds
Featured in Elite Traveler
The Sustainable Jewelry Brands You Need to Know
Update your jewelry collection with our top picks of ethical and eco-friendly designers.
By Kim Ayling
MUSE SHOWROOM POP-UP
We've created four stunning charms and a chain necklace in collaboration with Muse Showroom for Have a Heart. Available now through the holidays online at Moda Operandi and in store at Bergdorf Goodman.
Futura’s Vision for the Gold Mining Industry
THE STRIDES TO PRODUCE ECOLOGICAL GOLD BY THIS JEWELRY VETERAN ARE MET WITH THE STOCKING OF 13-PIECES AT BERGDORF GOODMAN, LAUNCHING THIS WEEK.
Bob Donofrio founder and chief executive officer of Futura, created a place where his engineering background meets fine jewelry expertise. Donofrio is a former Bulgari executive, former chief executive officer of Roberto Cavalli, U.S., and has previously consulted for firms including Tiffany Co., Cartier, Marina B., Movado, Enigma Jewels and others in the jewelry industry through his consultancy firm RAD New York.
“Recycled gold is a nice thing but it doesn’t reduce mercury emissions,” said Donofrio, pointing out the variances between recycled and ecological gold, and the difference is mercury emissions during mining.
According to estimates by the United Nations, 15 million people employed in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector account for 37 percent of total mercury emissions. The Fairmined Organization accredits the gold used by Futura ensuring its traceability as gold that is both mercury and toxic chemical-free — referred to as “ecological gold,” what is considered Fairmined’s highest and most difficult standard to obtain.