materials we use
All the silver I use is fully recycled from various sources.
One of the main sources is from redundant x-ray films from the NHS.
All gold is from recycled sources.
I am one of the very few jewellers in Scotland that uses genuine Scottish gold.
In its raw form, it is 24ct and incredibly soft so I refine it here in the studio to allow me to use it in my designs. All my Scottish gold is hand picked from a select few waterways in Aberdeenshire using a technique called snipping. This is where the prospector uses snorkelling equipment and floats down the river hand picking it from the river bed. No machines are used & the disturbance is minimal. In turn, this has a huge reduction in damage to the environment and animal habitats.
GEMSTONES & HEALING CRYSTALS:
To the best of my knowledge, my gemstones and healing crystals are responsibly sourced from suppliers that are in contact with mines direct. This ensures that the miners have better health & safety equipment and are fairly paid for what they retrieve. I also use recycled gemstones which again has a minimal impact on the earth and the environment.
All packaging is FSC certified. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
FSC® certified products / FSC Mix 70%