ORDER OF SUSTAINABILITY
There are five tiers of sustainability within the jewelry industry, with the first being the most sustainable practice and the fifth the least.
* Indicate the tiers I work under.
Wearing Vintage Items Or Inherited Pieces.
Repurposing inherited items.
By doing this, we are repurposing 100% of the material, but any type of production leaves a footprint.
Buying from someone who makes custom or made to order.
This requires new materials, but limits production to counted amounts.
Buying from small companies.
Chances are small companies source from local suppliers and have more control over their supply chain. However, this means pre-manufacturing and having items in stock / ready to ship.
Buying from companies that mass produce.
This should no longer be an option you consider. These companies are able to offer huge discounts to clients and charge below reasonable prices- this comes from huge manufacturing tiers.
It’s important to me as a jeweler to do my best and contribute in my industry with as much consideration and caution as possible. My craft being intimate and client focused, I offer the option to take into account old gold scrap directly from my clients and repurpose/ redesign it into a new item. All gold is melted, cleaned and strengthened into the state of 14k/18k fine jewelry gold.
Diamond mining is extremely detrimental to earth and for years the diamond industry has been extracting endlessly. With that in mind, I exclusively work with diamonds that are either recycled from estate jewelry, inherited, forever mark, or sustainably lab grown. We encourage to avoid new mining when possible.
We work with each individual to source the perfect diamond for your design’s needs. We monitor the diamond market and source from across the United States as well as select countries such as Belgium, Israel, and Canada. Since diamonds are sourced individually for each customer, diamonds are final sale.
We also proudly work with inherited stones and can breathe new life by re-setting into a new design.
Based out of Los Angeles, CA, our studio consists of four workers, one CAD designer and 3 bench jewelers. Nothing is produced overseas. All items have healthy margins which goes towards covering fair wages.