ONE-OFF OR SMALL BATCH HANDMADE AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERY
Our jewellery is one-of-a-kind or made in small runs (often just a couple of pieces at a time). We don’t have large warehouses of excess stock that becomes landfill at the end of each season. Most of our jewels have a home before they’re even made. We create most work completely “In house”, being a tiny two person company ( Debra and Hubby Dean)
ETHICALLY SOURCED GEMSTONES
We source gemstones primarily from Australian merchants, miners and cutters. These include suppliers of Australian sapphires and diamonds who restore their mining sites after use, recycle wastewater and are powered by renewable energy.
We are big fans of lab-created gemstones as not only are they more sustainably made, they are also identical to mined gems with less flaws and cost. Lab-created gems have a lower carbon footprint as they do not need the same amount of resources and labour as mined gems.
MINIMAL CHEMICALS IN THE WORKSHOP
Harsh chemicals like sulphuric acid are substituted with natural and environmentally friendly options such as citric acid. Spent chemicals are disposed of safely so they don’t enter wastewater streams and landfill.
Our metals are from local providers who invest in minimising their environmental impact. We recycle all of our studio scrap and excess for reuse, recycle all our gold, and purchase the majority from a New Zealand supplier specialising in alluvial gold from the South Island of New Zealand. These alluvial operations must comply with strict Department of Conservation protocols which firmly puts the responsibility on gold exploration, extraction and processing companies to minimise their environmental impact over the whole life cycle of their activities.
We send your handmade Australian jewellery jewellery into the world in recyclable jewellery boxes, recycled paper packaging and recycled postage satchels. Any protective padding (like bubble wrap) is either recycled or paper-based and we’re always looking for ways to do better. Please help by reusing your packaging where possible and recycling it when it reaches the end of its life.
Ever wondered what to do with Grandma’s old rings that aren’t quite your style? Creating new pieces from heirlooms is a great way to turn your treasures (and their stories) into beautiful, environmentally friendly jewellery.
WE ARE OLD SCHOOL “GREENIES”
Before the words, ethical, Fairtrade, and reclaimed became over used on every new jewellery labels website Debra was recycling gold and gems in the workshop through her many remodels.
Adding to this her and her husband live and work on Acreage in the Noosa Hinterland and are committed to creating a permaculture lifestyle on the property, removing weed species that compete with natives on the property and supporting the local wildlife as much as possible.
They are active members of Land for Wildlife in the area.