Sourcing Quality Gemstones and Sustainable Recycled Gold
Adriana Chede prides herself on the quality of the material used to create her beautiful handmade jewellery. While we cannot assure that there is such thing as fair trade gemstones, an alternative that has recently risen is gemstones mined under fair principles.
This has a big impact on our supply chain. While Adriana's is always looking from improvements in the quality and provenance of our materials - metals and stones. Ensuring that the stones come from healthy and safe mining surroundings and cutting, as well as making sure that the miners and lapidaries are paid a fair wage and their local community benefits.
Adriana consistently sources sapphires, spinel, garnet, citrine, peridot, emerald and tourmaline gemstones, which have been sourced from suppliers who work on fair trade principles.
All of our stones are sourced and cut in Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Looking after our gemstone supplier José and his family is important to us. They benefit from working directly with Adriana Chede Jewellery.
Our relationship with Jose started in 2014 when we launched our signature ring, the Baguette Ring. The baguette cut stones made with Brazilian gems.
Fairtrade Recycled Gold
Working with Recycled Gold on jewellery allows Adriana Chede to help and promote responsible mining practices, focusing on gold that is sourced from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations.
It means that the gold we use has been recycled back via a traceable process into fine gold. The feed material for it comes in the form of scrap from market sectors such as the jewellery, giftware, medical and electronics industries.
We work closely with Cookson Gold suppliers in Hatton Garden to source the best quality ethically produced recycled gold in 9ct and 18ct.
When you buy designer handmade jewellery from Adriana Chede, you are purchasing a 100% recycled gold. There is none of the associated human or environmental problems that can sometimes be associated with mining. You are also buying recycled gold whose origins will appeal to your customers - in an increasingly sustainable and ethically aware marketplace.
Cookson Gold - Gold Supplier
Check our unique gold pieces at Classica Collection:
And the selection of recycled gold mixed with silver on Urban Collection.
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