Sustainability

We believe that sustainability makes our business stronger, underpinning everything we do. As a small woman owned and run business we are inspired to leave as little environmental impact as possible. 

 

We use recycled materials wherever we can, including gold, silver, paper and plastics. We are also proud to maintain close links to a hub of local suppliers and specialists whose goods and services we use wherever possible. Since our jewellery is handmade, most work is done in our small workshop which gives us full control over practices implemented and materials used.

We do not follow fast fashion trends, but instead choose to make our jewellery carefully with the intent that with careful wear it lasts for many years to come.

Read more about our sustainable jewellery production here.

Our Metas

There are three accepted options for responsibly sourced precious metals, these are Fairtrade metals, Fairmined metals, or 100% recycled metals. These choices affect positive change in the industry.

Our precious metal are 100% recycled. Our suppliers are part of the Heimerle + Meulle Group. Heimerle + Meulle are approved by the London Bullion Market Association (LMBA), a global authority on precious metals. They work to protect the supply chain of precious metals, including measures to combat illegal and human rights abuses globally.

Our Gemstones

Stone supply chains are more complicated than metals as there are fewer established certification systems in place. There are some accreditation schemes for diamonds, but currently none for other gemstones. 

There is no formal third-party assurance to back up claims made by gemstone suppliers, which means that purchasing responsibly sourced gemstones requires developing an open dialogue with gemstone suppliers.

 

There are three main options for responsibly sourced stones. These are:

  • stones that have been tracked and ideally certified with a known mine origin and verified standards;

  • recycled/reclaimed/vintage stones and;

  • lab created stones.

 

We only buy lab grown gemstones or ethically sourced mined gemstones from trusted suppliers. We make effort getting to know our suppliers, their values, meeting them in person when possible, and asking for evidence of ethical gem sourcing.

Our Packaging

Our gift boxes are made from Eco friendly packaging. This means the glue, cardboard and paper used to make them are all 100% Eco friendly. 

 

We are working to ensure other aspects of our packaging are also environmentally friendly; such as the use of 100% biodegradable storage bags for our loose materials.

We work paperless wherever possible in the office, and where it’s a necessity look out for recycled and environmentally friendly options. We know we have more to do and are continually upgrading how we do things to be a low impact, environmentally conscious sustainable jewellery brand.