There's a lot of jewelry in the world and it's not all made to the same standards. I smith every piece with superior quality using the best products and processes.
The Kimberley Process “was established to find a solution to the international problem of conflict diamonds.” Since its development 19 years ago, the KP has significantly reduced the trade of raw cut diamonds that negatively impacted the lives of people in conflict areas. I uphold the ethics of the Kimberley Process as a way to ensure my diamonds are not contributing to war or conflict and are protecting the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Visit the link below to learn more about this process.
Not all gems and precious metals are sourced the same, so I choose to work with wholesalers who maintain a high level of integrity. As industry standards evolve, prioritizing human rights and the environment becomes inseparable from the process. Whether they’re using quality recycled metals or buying Fair Trade gems, I am inspired by and value the efforts of these companies:
My choice to use Argentium Silver is due to a few factors, mainly its superior quality and fusing properties that increase design options. Argentium Silver contains 93.5% silver, which is 1% more than traditional sterling. It also contains small amounts of germanium to create a tarnish resistance barrier, which means less polishing than traditional silver. I prefer Argentium Silver from a jeweler’s perspective as well because it doesn’t require the use of harsh chemicals. For a complete guide to the benefits of Argentium Silver, click on the link below.