As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, Galapagos Jewelry uses recycled precious metals in all of our fine jewelry. We guarantee our customers eco-friendly gold, silver.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We can choose recycled metals to decrease the global demand for newly mined gold. This will diminish the environmentally and socially destructive effects of dirty gold and other metal mining practices in the Ecuadorian Forest. Because precious metals can be recycled repeatedly with no degradation in quality, they are a naturally renewable resource.
WHERE DO THE RECYCLED PREVIOUS METALS COME FROM?
Brilliant Earth's reclaimed precious metals come from numerous post-consumer sources, including:
- Existing jewelry
- Industrial-use metals and Electronics components
ETHICAL JEWELRY, ETHICAL PRACTICES
Recycled precious metals are an important component of Galapagos jewelry commitment to the environment, but we also practice environmental responsibility throughout the jewelry production process.
For example, we employ a vapor emissions cleaning system and a rigorous process of cleaning liquid emissions to prevent contaminants from being released into the environment.
Additionally, we are committed to responsible labor practices. Many jewelers outsource their production to countries where labor and environmental standards are weak or poorly enforced. While this may reduce cost, it often comes at the expense of product quality as well as worker health and safety.
All Galapagos Jewelry is crafted in Ecuador with the strictest labor and safety practices.