Do you know what it means to be a green jeweler? Here's how we do it.
We recycle gold dust. We carefully collect all the gold dust generated in our studio from creating and repairing jewelry. Then we ship it to a gold refinery where the gold is turned into pure gold shots that can then be re-alloyed and turned into new jewelry.
We use gold from an eco-friendly refinery. Rather than purchasing newly mined gold, we use recycled gold from an environmentally conscious refinery.
We use chemicals that are better for the environment. For example in plating, we use sulfuric acids rather than poisonous cyanide.
We use alloys that are better for human skin. To make white gold, a lot of jewelers will alloy gold with nickel. Instead, we alloy gold with silver or paladium , which are better tolerated by those with sensitive skin. Also, when white gold is alloyed the way we do it, it needs to be rhodium plated less often
We practice ultimate recycling. Clients bring in their broken or outdated jewelry, and we re-use the gemstones and recycle the precious metals to create beautiful new pieces.