Sustainable rings fall under the category of sustainable and ethical jewellery. Much like sustainable fashion, the desire to buy ethically sourced products, such as sustainable rings, has increased in recent years. Seeing more than half of UK jewellery buyers taking ethics into consideration before purchasing. The rise could be seen as more companies are taking responsibility for their corporate actions. The one element which differs between sustainable fashion and jewellery is the process of mining. Mining is what leaves a question mark on most people's lips when discussing jewellery. Concerns are raised as to whether this process can actually be ethical and environmentally friendly. Discover how Monica Vinader is tackling this issue to create beautiful sustainable rings that you need in your jewellery box.
What is Sustainable Jewellery?
Sustainable jewellery is pieces which have no negative impact on the environment they are produced in. They also do not have a negative impact on the people who make the jewellery. Often, companies display a transparent supply chain as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). Having a transparent supply chain ensures customers can see with their own eyes how their product was produced and where it was sourced from. Features of sustainable jewellery practice include:
- No child labour.
- Using recycled materials such as gemstones or metals.
- Ensuring pollution is not formed or any negative impact on the environment.
- Making sure people are paid a fair wage.
- Using materials which can be traced back to its original source eg. conflict-free diamonds.
It is always important to consider the impact of where your sustainable rings and jewellery are coming from as a consumer. Having this knowledge allows you to make wiser ethical choices. It also means you can avoid pieces which may feature elements such as conflict diamonds.
Sourcing Our Recycled Material
We have always worked towards high sustainability standards, which leave a positive impact on the world. This has been recognised and we have been Positive Luxury Certified, which means we have earned the Butterfly Mark accreditation. Less than 150 luxury companies currently hold this certification. This shows a real testament to the hard work we have implemented throughout the company to ensure our relationship with our suppliers and customers is kept aligned.