Ethical and sustainable jewellery can be an extremely sensitive topic.
Greenwashing is huge in the jewellery industry, so let me be quite frank about our practices:
When it comes to sourcing natural gemstones, it is extremely difficult to guarantee they are 100% ethically and sustainably sourced. Ethical sourcing can never be completely assured by a jewellery business unless they have gone directly to the physical mine site to view their exact practices. I believe in transparency, so I feel I have to let you know how rare it is to find ethically sourced gemstones that are not for the billionaire’s club (think Blood Diamond etc…).
With that in mind, I can honestly ensure that we source gemstones from reputable suppliers with systems in place to be as ethical as we can know. We have sourced a coloured gemstone supplier based in Australia that is a member of ICA, JAA & GAA who has been trading for over 70 years.
In regards to precious metals, it is near impossible to know how and where they were originally mined. What I can guarantee is that our jewellery casting service exclusively uses 100% recycled refined precious metals. By doing this, we are helping to promote a cleaner, greener and safer environment by reducing the impact of mining and dangerous emissions.
I do not wish to falsely claim that our jewellery is ethical and sustainable beyond dispute as this is a complicated promise; but what I can promise is that we consciously aim for the highest possible ethical standards whilst delivering quality, fine jewellery.