[TLDR - Fairmined Certified is our new “gold standard” for all projects and a portion of all our sales benefit organizations working for the benefit of people and the planet. We are committed to knowing better and doing better so that you can feel great about the jewelry you buy from us.]
Do you follow the philosophy of “know better, do better”?
Over the last year we have done exactly this - learned more about our industry and made some changes we want to share with you. We have been a certified Green business since we opened, but in that time we focused mostly on the environment without enough focus on environmental justice.
But now we know better. We were choosing recycled gold as our main metal option without taking into account the nearly 100 million people worldwide who depend on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) of gold to survive.
So now we will do better - beginning in 2021 we transitioned from using recycled gold as our primary metal option to using Fairmined Certified gold as our go to metal - both for custom pieces and in our own collection.
“Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.”
When you purchase jewelry from us you can feel confident that we source materials from the most responsible sources currently possible, and that we are committed to ongoing growth in this area.
You can also feel good about the fact that 10% of your purchase will be donated to organizations working for the benefit of people and the planet, specifically in our industry and our community.
Our commitment to you is transparency about where we are and where we still need to work in our sourcing. If you’re considering new jewelry send us a message and we’ll help you find a piece you’ll feel great about from source to finish!