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Our Metals

After some consideration, and lengthy research, we believe the most responsible option for us is to use 100% recycled gold, platinum and silver wherever possible. This is because it gives us greater traceability and transparency, whilst also reducing our environmental footprint.


We have worked with our suppliers to be sure that our recycled metals are sourced from UK production houses, who are committed to minimising their environmental footprint by using pre-existing scrap gold (sometimes called post-consumer) rather than newly mined gold. 


There is no doubt that we are able to make this choice because we are a small company and that recycled gold is available to us in small quantities. We aren't kidding ourselves that everyone can take these actions or that this will end gold mining, but it seems like the best option for us at present. Simply by avoiding mined metals we can help to preserve to preserve the planet whilst reducing our carbon footprint.


Our post-consumer recycled Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure. Silver is a softer, less durable metal and therefore is not as long lasting as Gold and Platinum.

As a result it is not appropriate for precious pieces like engagement rings, which lend themselves to being made in Gold and Platinum instead.


We use post-consumer recycled Gold in our workshop to create pieces in white, yellow and rose Gold.

18ct is 75% pure gold and 9ct gold is 37.5% pure gold. It is great choice for an engagement or wedding ring.


Our post-consumer recycled Platinum is the whitest precious metal and is 95% pure. It is the toughest and most durable of the precious metals.

Platinum looks particularly stunning paired with diamonds.

Did you Know...

that 1 gram of mined gold generates 36,410 grams of CO2e, whilst the recycled gold equivalent that we source only generates 53 grams of CO2e per 1 gm. That's 686 times less carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.

By contrast a single wedding ring will require the excavation of 20 tonnes of waste. Something that despite the possible sustainability of the mining company - is difficult to justify.

Fairtrade gold

In 2011 the Fairtrade Foundation launched its certification for gold; making it the first independent ethical certification system for gold.


We are proud to have been the first company in the world to produce a piece of Fairtrade Jewellery. It was hand made by founder and Master Goldsmith Jos Skeates using 20g from the world's first certified mine in Peru. He created a pair of simple matching wedding bands, one of which he proudly wears every day. 


The purpose of the Fairtrade certificate is that it ensures workers in these small scale gold mines earn a guaranteed minimum price for their gold.  They also receive a premium to spend on improving their businesses or on community projects, such as education, clean water and healthcare. This can help them to improve their mining and business practices.


The Fairtrade Gold Standards include strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment.


If you would like a bespoke piece of jewellery made from Fairtrade gold please get in touch.


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