We believe that we need to be responsible in our material choices, where they come from and who is involved in their journey to us, that workers should be paid fairly and we should try to find the most ecological solution wherever possible.
We aim to use Fairmined metals, wherever this is not possible we use recycled metals. We try to choose Fairmined or Fairmined Eco over recycled metals because when refined, recycled metal loses its accountability. Fairmined materials allow us to track the metal from the hands of the miners to your piece of jewellery, the more certified metals we use, the more will end up in the system, as far as we are concerned, that is a good thing.
The problems with mined diamonds are well documented, human rights and environmental issues, child labour and conflict. There are some truly certified conflict-free sources, such as Canada and Australia, however advances in modern technology make it possible to produce high quality diamonds that rival mined diamonds in a laboratory powered by ecologically responsible sources, we feel this is a more responsible choice.
We do offer mined diamonds from responsible sources on request.
Currently, coloured gemstones have little to no regulation, so wherever possible we choose stones that are grown in a laboratory to our specifications or sourced from Fairtrade cooperatives. We will not buy stones from Burma or from places of known conflict.