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This consultancy, established in 2015, is built on foundation of knowledge and experience that has been developing since 2001. This was the year when company founder, Christina Miller, was in graduate school for jewelry and metalsmithing and decided to examine the connection between the materials used to make jewelry and their complex histories. The jewelry industry clearly needed information about gold, silver, platinum, copper, diamonds, gemstones and more in order to address complex on the ground issues impacting people and the planet.
The “ethical jewelry movement” is now well underway with most companies aware that they need to know where their materials come from. Knowledge of material origins is a fundamental starting place to get to know one’s impact, but it is just the beginning. Knowing the origin does help us make future sourcing decisions and when paired with more on the ground engagement, can truly make a difference.
Christina Tatiana Miller sustainable jewelry consulting serves its clients by building a variety of custom designed solutions to meet the specific needs of each company. Consistent throughout all solutions is the goal to activate clients to do something impactful. Yes, run a responsible company, and be part of on the ground solutions.
Maggie Gabos is a sustainable jewelry consultant. At Christina T. Miller sustainable jewelry consulting Maggie works directly with small and medium sized companies to develop systems that improve the client’s social and environmental impact.
In addition to guiding companies through the consultancy, Maggie is also the Program Manager for the Jewelry Industry Summit, She holds a Masters Degree in International Development and Environmental Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh.
Maggie is an experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working across sectors towards improving the responsible sourcing and sustainability impact of the jewelry industry. Her skills include international relations, organizational development, corporate communications, working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society.
Christina T. Miller
Christina Tatiana Miller is a sustainable jewelry consultant providing strategy, guidance, and impact measurement to help jewelers make lives better.
Miller focuses her work on small and medium sized companies in the jewelry and fashion industries, educational programs and artists looking to be leaders in positive social and environmental action. She is also a professional speaker, workshop leader, community organizer, project manager, mentor, change maker and artist. She’s been working collaboratively with a volunteer team to develop a Glossary for the jewelry industry - The Glossary Project.
In 2004 she co-founded Ethical Metalsmiths (EM) and went on to lead the non-profit organization in various capacities for 11 years.
Notable activities during her tenure include:
Co-designing and launching Radical Jewelry Makeover
Organizing the first ever multi-jeweler Fairmined gold purchase in the US. Through a partnership between Ethical Metalsmiths and precious metals refiner, Hoover & Strong, Fairmined gold is now readily available to jewelers internationally.
Convening the organization’s first Board of Directors
In July of 2015, Miller stepped down as executive director of EM and currently chairs the Advisory Council.
From 2006 – 2010 Christina was the Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Millersville University, where she won an award for her civic leadership due to her work with Ethical Metalsmiths. At Millersville she transformed the jewelry and metals curriculum to include responsible sourcing and entrepreneurship.
Through hands on experience and a penchant for research Christina has expert knowledge in curriculum development and teaching, creating and launching programs, and project management for non-profit organizations, institutions and corporations. She has been a guest lecturer at Jewelry Industry Summit, Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference, Initiatives in Arts and Culture - Gold Conference, Gemological Institute of America, Massachusetts College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Millersville University, Pratt Institute, Queensland College of Art (Australia), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), Bard College, Winthrop University, Santa Fe Community College and Miami University of Ohio.
On a personal note, Christina is a wife, a mother, an artist, a gardener and an active community member. She is committed to learning and applying research to lead strategic projects designed to improve environmental and social situations on the ground. She is naturally curious and thoughtful and takes time to understand problems and concepts before exploring creative solutions. Her training as an artist has made her resilient to challenges, driven by concept, highly adaptable and always striving to contribute to a thriving society and a healthy planet.