Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
I believe that jewellery should be designed to last a life time. It should be re-worn, repaired and restored for for many years, and even be melted down to create something new if the time comes. If a piece of jewellery cannot be treated this way then I believe the designer has failed.
When I design, I ask myself these key questions:
- Can I make this piece from recycled or recyclable materials?
- Can this piece be worn for many years to come?
- Can this piece be repaired and restored?
- If the wearer decides to depart with the design (after many years of wear :)), can it be melted down to be used for something else?
If the answer is no for any of these questions, the design is not sustainable, so it will not be made.
Every piece is hand made by me in Sydney using traditional silver and gold smithing processes.
Designs are made in small batches or made to order to minimise waste and over production. This means it can take a few more days for your order to arrive compared to other online stores, so thank you for your patience and understanding.
The sterling silver and gold I use in my collections are Australian, with the exception of some findings that may be sourced over seas.
Depending on the style, each item is made from 75% to 100% recycled metals. Each design require different processes, therefore different alloys are used based on different techniques.
More details about metals here