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.
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
This organization made up of Jewelers and Metalsmiths advocating social and environmental responsibility was founded 10 years ago by Susan Kingsley and Christina Miller because of their dismay upon learning how precious materials were mined at the time. Mission: Lead jewelers and consumers in becoming informed activists for responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of [...]
The PURE FLIGHT collection is featured as the example of Sustainable Contemporary design in Rio Tinto's Diamonds with a Story Campaign, featured in this beautifully designed book . In the Diamonds with a Story article, JNA describes the programme as: "The jewellery, designed for the US market by eight world-class North American designers, is part [...]
The PURE FLIGHT collection is featured as the example of Sustainable Contemporary design incorporating 100% responsibly sourced materials, viewed here in the beautifully designed book Cutting Impact: (and in the news: JNA)
Truly in line with my own thinking about Sustainable Living, this book Cradle to Cradle is a great way to re -think how we could live in harmony with the environment while saving money, eliminating poisons, and improving lifestyle. Quite remarkable!
Always good to promote socially conscious decision making in all industries, especially the Art and Design market. This issue of Contemporary Jewelry Design Group's newsletter features the Mermaid Ring in 100% reclaimed 18k gold:
I am pleased to announce that Alexandra Hart, metals artist/designer goldsmith has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval. The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and work to solve, rather than create, environmental and social [...]