Our choices as makers and consumers affect even the most remote paradises, a responsibility that leads me on a constant sustainable journey to find materials extracted without chemicals that pollute our oceans, responsibly mined stones, and eco-friendly studio practices.
I experienced firsthand how the pristine reefs I frequented die due to global warming and pollution during a short span of 10 to 20 years. This reality forces me to put the environment at the front of every decision I make in my small business.
The recycled silver and gold I use are collected and alloyed at Hoover Strong, an industry-leading refinery that sources metals from non-mined, recycled sources, including reclaimed jewelry, silverware, coins, precious metal, and dental scrap.
I use Fairmined gold. Fairmined, is an assurance label that certifies gold from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It supports mining as an active force for good. Find me at https://fairmined.org/where-to-buy-fairmined/
The stationery and shipping boxes are made of recycled materials.
I support Ethical Metalsmiths, an NGO that researches responsible, environmentally-sound practices for all Jewelry Industry facets. It represents a community of jewelry makers and suppliers that envision a jewelry industry where a beautiful product does not bear a human or environmental toll.
The path to a sustainable and 100% ethical piece of jewelry is not black and white. I offer transparency in the origin of the materials and a commitment to support environmentally responsible sources. I want the story behind each piece to be as beautiful as the piece itself.