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“Radical Collaboration” @ Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference

By | 2017-10-17T19:56:06+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

It was an international gathering of pioneers and initiatives of all scales and covering not only "sourcing" but the big picture at the First Annual Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference! Grateful to Susan Wheeler for the idea and successful creation of this incredible conference in such a great city, attracting many regional participants from surrounding states. [...]

Jewelry Raffle to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths

By | 2017-10-04T20:00:36+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

Attendees of the symbiosis exhibition opening event at Sparks Gallery will have a chance to win this hand fabricated French Oak Leaf Pin/Pendant! Raffle to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths. Collaboration is one of the many themes of this show. There are so many ways to interpret SYMBIOSIS- I would argue we are never truly alone, and each [...]

Raffle to Benefit Ethical Metalsmiths at Sparks Gallery

By | 2017-10-04T20:00:37+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

Proud to announce that Ethical Metalsmiths will be the beneficiaries of a raffle and wine sales at the Opening Night Spectacle of my solo show: Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery.  Please RSVP for this event happening September 30 at 6pm.  No kidding, it will indeed be a spectacle!

Lets Talk Ethical Sourcing: in Chicago!

By | 2017-09-02T19:58:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference First annual: October 12-13, 2017 The Chicago Responsible Jewelry conference features panels and speakers on topics relevant to current world and jewelry industry concerns. Discussions and panels will include, artisanal mining's effects on communities and the environment, the future of man-made diamonds, how to buy and sell responsible jewelry,  ethical [...]

Surprise Delight: Old Earring Becomes New Pendant

By | 2017-07-27T00:23:50+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

This client decided to surprise her daughter with a special sentimental gift for successfully submitting her dissertation... Special because it was a childhood favorite pair of earrings until one was lost, and now, all these years later its brought back to life as a celebration! This Radical Jewelry Makeover project is part of a movement where value [...]

Anniversary Celebration Radical Ring- Makeover!

By | 2017-04-17T22:10:35+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

To celebrate, these two decided to opt for a Radical Jewelry Makeover™  of their jewelry to these rings- "Admiring the beautiful ring redesign commissioned to mark 15 years together. Now we're matching! Thanks Alexandra Hart for your beautiful work." As always from 100% reclaimed and recycled precious metals!

FAIR TRADE GEMS Video

By | 2017-10-20T21:04:09+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

I am so pleased to share one of my favorite suppliers of exquisite gemstones has been a PIONEER in Fair Trade Colored Gems, long before consumers and industry really wanted to think about sourcing... Columbia Gem House has been a founding advocate of improving the industry through advocacy AND practice, and has helped create the Jewelry [...]

Environmental Activist- InStore Magazine

By | 2017-02-06T22:19:13+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog Post, Press, Sustainability|

Great coverage of the contemporary jewelry consumer's picks: an Environmental Activist using her purchasing power to better the world!  Thank you Barbara Palumbo for a great feature in InStore Magazine. Have you noticed that becoming an Activist is happening more often? See here the Pure Flight Collection: Feather Earrings made from 100% reclaimed metals and 100% [...]

Gift Idea: Reclaimed Silver Diamond Radiant Pendant

By | 2016-12-13T21:31:36+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Blog Post, Sustainability|

Another example of 100% sustainable jewelry, this 16mm hammer textured pendant and chain are made of sterling silver from Certified Reclaimed suppliers features a natural silvery color diamond mined responsibly by Rio Tinto in Australia. These are popular for holidays and are available at Sparks Gallery, San Diego and Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma.

Ethical Metalsmiths Trunk Show, Thank you!

By | 2016-12-03T16:48:57+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Blog Post, Sustainability|

The Alchemy of Sustainability  -Was a great collaborative Trunk Show Fundraiser to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths at the gorgeous new Berkeley location of Terra Firma Gallery! Four talented EM Members finest works supported the cause of a more sustainable world. THANK YOU Terra Firma Gallery, 1801 Shattuck Av. Between Hearst and Delaware (510)486-9050