OUR ETHOS

OUR ETHOS

What drives us.

Studio Practices & Designing Conciously

Studio Practices & Designing Conciously

We practice what we like to call conscious design, which means we create our pieces to be both beautiful and purposeful.

Our jewelry-making processes for each handmade piece are thought-out beforehand with a focus on minimizing waste.

For example, pieces of wire left over after making a pendant can be made into small earrings, and we make a point of repurposing or recycling raw material scraps wherever possible.

Conscious design is literally hand-built into each and every one of our pieces.

Materials and suppliers

Materials and suppliers

We save any scraps that are too small for use and send them to one of our ethical suppliers to be melted down into 14k gold-fill and sterling silver materials that can be used again.

We are committed to working with conscious suppliers in Canada, the US and abroad who support ethical and sustainable environmental, business, and labour practices.

We only use gemstones from suppliers that are fair-trade and conflict-free, and try to purchase directly from stonecutters so as much money as possible goes into the pockets of those who are actually doing the work.

In addition we have begun using some lab-grown gems (opals) which are more sustainable and have the added benefit of being more durable! Win-win!

Eco-Friendly Packaging

Eco-Friendly Packaging

One of our big goals lately has been to shift into using more sustainable and eco-friendly packaging, with a primary focus on reducing plastics.

We are thrilled to say that all orders are packaged in recyclable Kraft cardboard boxes with tissue paper that can be repurposed, re-gifted or recycled.

Boxes are protected from the elements while in transit by compostable mailers. Simply cut them up and toss them in your green bin, or add them to your own compost system.

Every piece of jewelry comes in a small sealed plastic bag that is reusable, making it the perfect place to store your jewelry when it’s not being worn in order to reduce any wear and tear.

Testing and Longevity for a More Sustainable Future

Testing and Longevity for a More Sustainable Future

We believe in creating jewelry that will last a lifetime, while also being conscious of the materials and practices we use in the day-to-day.

Purchasing high-quality jewelry keeps junky, high-chemical costume accessories waste out of our landfills.

We wear and test all our pieces rigorously for durability and longevity, so you can proudly wear them with the knowledge that you're supporting a greener future - and looking absolutely stunning while doing so!