Reciprocity means today for you, tomorrow for me. It is the base for a friendship and partnership. A concept widely used in the Andean and South American indigenous communities. Because we have often forgotten about the connection between gold and the land where it comes from, a jewel loses its value if its story comes from a distorted vision of what is truly valuable. Reciprocity means going back to the roots, to the origin and give back.

Jewellery is a pathway that allows us to become change agents. Inspired by the value of reciprocity,  Andrea Jose began a collective of jewellers who have the vision of strengthening the connections between the links of the jewelry value chain: the miner, the jeweller and the consumer in order to elevate the jewelry industry to more honest, respectful and human industry.

Since 2022, each jeweller presents their curated jewellery collections in an exhibition during NYC Jewelry Week. Jewellers will feature a capsule collection made in responsibly sourced gold from mining communities from the Amazon region of Peru that Andrea Jose together with NGO Pure Earth has trained. During 2023, the exhibition ventured in the use of NFTs, opening up the possibility of  purchasing  the exhibited jewelry within the Metaverse reinforcing traceability as the heart of this.

This exhibit celebrates the value of a reciprocal approach within the jewellery system.