Buying pre-owned jewellery:

Contributes to Resource Conservation.  Buying pre-owned jewellery reduces the demand for newly mined precious metals and gemstones.  This helps not only to conserve natural resources and minimizes the environmental impact associated with mining activities, it also greatly reduces the carbon footprint of the product as there are no energy intensive processes involved in extracting and refining raw materials and manufacturing new items.

Contributes to the circular economy.  We believe it is preferable to utilise reuseable and regenerated materials, instead of the linear production system where products are made, used and disposed of.  By investing in antique jewellery, you are recycling by keeping valuable materials in circulation instead of being discarded, and looking fabulous while you do it.  Antique jewellery also holds its value and it’s an investment that you’ll actually have fun with.

Is the clear ethical choice when considering the disturbing issues around conflict diamonds.  You can take comfort knowing your purchase is in no way contributing to supporting bad industrial practices, harming or displacing people, causing wars or poisoning the environment.

Preserves craftsmanship as well as cultural and historical value.  Antique and vintage jewellery can display techniques and craftsmanship that simply cannot be replicated in today’s mass-produced pieces.  By appreciating and preserving these pieces, you support the continuation of traditional artisanal skills.  Additionally, antique jewellery can carry historical and cultural significance.  By buying and wearing these pieces in your own way, in keeping with your own style, you help to contribute to the preservation of history and cultural heritage.

In short, buying antique or vintage jewellery is a choice that makes a positive impact on both the environment and society, aligning one’s consumer choices with principles of sustainability and responsible consumption.