Attending to my impact on the Earth means a lot to me. I try to minimize it while creating romantic, nature-inspired pieces that keep the Earth in mind. My environmental statement will give you an idea of the decisions I make in regards to my work as a jeweller focusing on the sustainable, the socially-conscious and eco-friendly.
To avoid the use of newly-mined metals and gemstones we…
- Encourage customers to redesign their sentimental heirloom or old unworn jewellery. We’ll extract the diamonds and melt the gold to create a new exciting piece from the materials you supply.
- Encourage customers to opt for socially conscious gemstones that have been hand-mined by free people using low-impact methods.
- Avoid the purchase of stones that may have been mined under poor labour conditions, or with environmentally dubious methods.
When we need to supply additional material, we buy metal from Umicore Precious Metals a metal refining company and HL Casting Ltd, a small family-run precious metal casting company. Both recycle silver, gold, platinum and palladium.
In my workshop, we do not use acids or toxic chemicals in the production of our jewellery. We use simple fluxes and hot water instead of “sulphuric acid pickle” to minimize our impact on the water, the air and our own bodies.