We are very aware that any type of underground mining is harmful to the environment and human health. We ensure to use responsibly sourced precious metals that are conflict-free, recycled, traceable and brings positive impact to the local community.
SMO (Single Mine Origin) gold – Conscious Bespoke, gold collection
Recycled silver, brass and Gold Vermeil – Soft Sculpture collection
Recycled gold – Delicate pieces with complicated details which should cast with
lost-wax casting technique.
Reclaimed gold – Conscious Bespoke and Use Your Gold
Imbedded in the Circular Jewellery movement, we encourage you to reuse your unworn gold in new creations, whenever possible. We can melt it down to create your brand-new jewellery, retaining the sentimental value. Or we can scrap it to keep the financial value by deducting the scrap prices from the final cost of the bespoke order.
SMO (Single Mine Origin) Gold
Single Mined Origin (SMO) gold brings total transparency of your gold. It is conflict-free and ensures to bring benefit to their local community and a minimal environmental impact.
These principles include clear guidelines on avoiding, minimising, mitigating or compensating for adverse environmental impacts.” – Single Mine Origin Gold
We aim to use SMO gold for our entire gold jewellery to support its positive impact on the community and effort on the environment. It is our progress of moving the business forward to Fair Trade without adding the extra cost on the top.
Recycled Gold and Silver
We use recycled silver in all our casting and wherever possible in the wire and sheet we use. We also recycle any scraps of metals in our studio by melting them down to be re-used for sampling.
We use recycled gold for pieces which should be made with lost wax casting which we cannot use SMO gold.
Our recycled precious metals are retrieved from old jewellery, industrial metals and electronic components and refined back into their pure element by our specialist suppliers in Birmingham and Hatton Garden.
For some of our larger pieces, we work with brass which is made from an alloy of copper and zinc. The brass industry throughout the world depends on recycling to survive, since making brass from new copper and zinc would be uneconomical. Its low use of new raw materials means that brass is widely considered to be a sustainable metal. We only use brass from our trusted caster from Hatton Garden.
Gold Vermeil is an alternative way to achieve a yellow gold finish on a silver or brass base, allowing us to bi-pass the use of newly mined gold and keeping prices affordable. The gold vermeil method is 7 times thicker than traditional plating and lasts longer. We use 3 microns of 18ct gold vermeil though-out our production.
We are currently working with a precious plating supplier in Hatton Garden, but we aim to bring whole collection to be solid recycled silver, recycled gold and SMO gold in future.