ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & STATEMENT OF VALUES

Our commitment to responsible jewelry practices is a cornerstone of our business.  This includes high environmental standards for manufacturing and ethical sourcing of materials.  This commitment governs every choice we make in our business, from the gemstones we use to the lightbulbs we set them under, to the packaging in which you receive them.   

In addition to exceeding the Green Business standards for waste reduction and resource conservation, we continuously innovate with new ways to conserve resources and increase efficiency while maintaining the highest standards of quality and service.

We have reduced the use of toxic chemicals in production as much as possible and developed environmentally friendly versions of traditional methods of jewelry making.  We employ innovative recycling and reuse methodologies, and take measures to reduce emissions, water usage and energy usage. Our studio is solar powered.  

We carefully source our materials from trusted vendors.  All precious metals we use are Third Party Certified Recycled, Fairmined or recycled in-house.  All diamonds are either lab-grown, estate stones, Third Party Certified Recycled or newly mined stones governed by The Kimberley Process.  Our colored gemstones are either estate stones or purchased from a select network of gem dealers committed to ethical and sustainable mining and manufacturing.   

We believe transparency is extremely important to increasing high standards for ethical and environmental responsibility in the jewelry industry.  We are delighted to discuss all the details of our sourcing and manufacturing with our clients. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Ethical Metalsmiths
The Jewelry Glossary Project
Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference
Better Without Mercury
Gem Legacy
Fairmined Gold
The Challenge of Creating Responsible Jewelry (Forbes Article)
The Hidden Cost of Jewelry (Human Rights Watch)

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