FAIR TRADE AND RECYCLED
Fair trade and Recycled
Andrea has a passion for using recycled and sustainable materials where possible, maintaining affordable prices and without compromising design integrity.
Most of Andreas designs are made using recycled silver.
Many of the gold rings are made using recycled gold which is melted down and re-shaped.
All of Andrea Eserins designs can be made in fair trade gold. Please ask.
The Vintage collection re-uses gemstones and metals from original pieces of jewellery, making each piece completely unique.
Although the Jewellery Industry has a long way to go in terms of supplying ethically produced raw materials there are some positives, and it is changing –
90% of silver used within the jewellery casting industry is recycled.
Many casting companies also offer 100% recycled and fair trade gold services.
Raw fair-traded materials are now readily available in 18ct gold and some in 9ct gold.
Andreas stone dealers have to abide by the Kimberley Process, put in place to ensure traceability of diamonds and gemstones to particular mines.
However because stones change hands so many times on their journey to the UK, the only way to guarantee a completely sustainable stone is to use one of the few gemstone dealers which specifically offer this service. This usually applies to larger stones only, as small stones are exported in such huge numbers it is almost impossible to trace a single stone back to its origin.
Please ask if you would like a piece of jewellery made with a completely traceable fair mined gemstone.