Transparency

My commitment to transparency

I make every effort to source my materials from responsible suppliers who willingly provide information about provenance, including environmental and ethical standards in the the supply chain. My aim is to share this information with purchasers so you can be assured that my jewellery is genuinely ecoconscious and ethical.

Provenance undocumented

I continue to search for responsible suppliers for some materials. In instances where I cannot verify the origins, I will indicate in the product details as 'Provenance undocumented.' This means I am unable to confirm details about the supply chain of the material. In these cases, I am actively seeking alternative suppliers who are ethical and transparent.

Trusted suppliers

I take pride in using materials that reflect my dedication to eco-conscious and ethical values. I thoroughly research my suppliers to ensure they are genuinely responsible and align with my standards. I am continuously searching for responsible suppliers and expanding my knowledge of ecoconscious and ethical materials to ensure my creations care for our earth and people.

Following is a brief overview of some of my trusted suppliers.

Palloys

Who is Palloys?

Palloys is an Australian supplier of precious metals, operating under the Pallion Group. Palloys exclusively sources their precious metals from ABC Refinery. ABC Refinery, located in Sydney, Australia, is notable for its advanced and environmentally friendly refining technologies. This relationship allows Palloys to maintain a highly transparent and traceable supply chain.

Ecoconscious sourcing + manufacturing

  • Recycled metals: ABC Refinery uses a combination of recycled and responsibly mined metals, reducing the environmental footprint of traditional mining. Their recycled silver comes from post-consumer and industrial sources, aligning with ecoconscious values.
  • Innovative refining technology: ABC Refinery employs the Acidless Separation System (ALS), using heat and air pressure to separate precious metals, enhancing sustainability in the refining process.
  • Waste reduction: ABC Refinery uses processes designed to minimise waste, with a focus on recycling and reusing materials within their production cycles.

Ethical Standards and Certifications

  • LBMA Accreditation: ABC Refinery is accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), ensuring they are free from conflict-zone sources and comply with international ethical standards.
  • RJC Membership: Palloys is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), adhering to standards for ethical, human rights, social, and environmental practices in the jewellery supply chain.
  • OECD Compliance: Palloys follows the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, ensuring responsible sourcing.

    Art Clay Silver

    What is Art Clay Silver?

    Art Clay Silver is a pioneering material composed of fine silver particles reclaimed from recycled products, including old electronics, photographic supplies, and industrial applications. This process transforms waste into high-quality silver clay, providing a sustainable alternative to traditional silver mining. The product is produced by Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan. Aida Chemical Industries is known for its innovative recycling technologies and commitment to sustainable practices.

    Ecoconscious sourcing + manufacturing

    • Recycling + reuse: The silver content in Art Clay Silver is derived from recycled sources, significantly reducing the demand for newly mined silver and minimising the environmental impact associated with traditional mining.
    • Energy efficiency: The production process emphasizes energy efficiency, using considerably less energy compared to conventional silver extraction methods.
    • Minimal waste: The process is designed to minimize waste, with any residual materials being recycled back into production.

    Ethical Standards and Certifications

    • Fair labour practices: Aida Chemicals adheres to stringent ethical standards, ensuring fair labor practices and safe working conditions.
    • Traceability + transparency: The company maintains full traceability of its materials, providing transparency about the sources of the recycled silver to ensure it is free from conflict and ethically sourced.
    • Certified Standards: Art Clay Silver meets various international standards for environmental and social responsibility, including ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management).

      COAR Distribuzione Internazionale S.p.A.

      Who is COAR?

      COAR Distribuzione Internazionale S.p.A., headquartered in Arezzo, Italy, is a key player in the precious metals industry, known for its extensive range of high-quality products and commitment to ethical practices. Established in 1963, COAR has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in the field of metal refining and distribution.

      Ecoconscious sourcing + manufacturing

      • Recycled metals: COAR is dedicated to sustainability, utilising recycled precious metals sourced from post-consumer and industrial waste. This practice significantly reduces the environmental impact associated with traditional mining operations.
      • Advanced refining technology: COAR employs cutting-edge refining techniques to ensure the purity and quality of their metals. The company is known for its use of sophisticated methods that minimise environmental impact while maximizing efficiency and product integrity.
      • Waste reduction: COAR’s operations are designed to minimize waste and promote the recycling and reusing of materials within their production processes, aligning with their strong eco-conscious values.

      Ethical Standards + Certifications

      • LBMA Accreditation: COAR’s metals are processed in facilities accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), ensuring adherence to strict international standards for ethical sourcing and quality control. This certification guarantees that the metals are free from conflict-zone sources and meet high ethical standards.
      • RJC Membership: COAR is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), complying with rigorous standards for ethical, human rights, social, and environmental practices throughout the jewellery supply chain.
      • OECD Compliance: The company adheres to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, ensuring responsible sourcing and transparency in their supply chain.

      TCA Precious Metal Refining

      What is TCA Precious Metal Refining?

      TCA Precious Metal Refining, based in Arezzo, Italy, specializes in the recovery and refining of precious metals including silver, gold, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The company is renowned for its high standards of purity and quality, utilizing advanced refining technologies to process recycled materials.

      Ecoconscious sourcing + manufacturing

      • Advanced refining techniques: TCA uses pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes to recover and refine metals, ensuring high purity and minimal environmental impact​.
      • Innovative facilities: TCA employs state-of-the-art technology to enhance production efficiency and sustainability​ in its facilities in Castelluccio and Valenza.

      Ethical Standards and Certifications

      • Certifications: TCA holds several important certifications, including:
        • LBMA (London Bullion Market Association)
        • LPPM (London Platinum and Palladium Market)
        • RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council)
        • ISO Certifications for Environmental and Quality Management​
      • Transparency + traceability: TCA maintains strict traceability of its materials, ensuring that all refined metals are ethically sourced and free from conflict-zone origins​.