As our small business grows we are environmentally driven and we are actively researching and developing on reducing our environmental impact as much as we can. We are committed to becoming fully sustainable as our business develops, we use recycled gold and encourage Fairtrade gold. We do not work with any factories or large scale production and we use only conflict free diamonds. All of our pieces are made to order to avoid waste. We happily work with recycled diamonds (either your own or we can source for you) and have recently started using Moissanite ( a diamond alternative which requires no mining) for special requests.

Recycled Gold and Platinum

Metal is a naturally renewable resource, and recycled or reclaimed gold or platinum is made from existing jewellery or scrap metal and is refined (or re- refined) to remove any impurities. Recycled gold and platinum are of identical quality to (and completely indistinguishable from) newly mined refined gold or platinum.

Choosing recycled metals decreases the demand for newly mined gold helping to diminish the destructive environmental impact and damaging social effects of 'dirty gold'. Because of the refinement process precious metals can be recycled again and again with continued high quality results. 

 

 

Using Fairtrade Gold with Rachel Boston Jewellery

Fairtrade Gold is produced fairly and transparently. When buying jewellery made with Fairtrade Gold you make a difference to the miners, their families and their communities. Your support can provide them with the chance to be paid a fair price, better working conditions, build their futures by investing in social projects such as new schools and healthcare, and make their own way to prosperity.

We offer the option of Fairtrade gold to all of our bespoke customers where possible. For a modest additional charge your piece can be made from gold which can help to improve the mining and business practices of Fairtrade certified mines. We do not profit from the use of Fairtrade metal over regular metal. 
 
By choosing Fairtrade gold you are helping enable artisanal small-scale miners to work their way out of poverty. The Fairtrade Standards deliver social, economic and environmental improvements to the lives of the miners and their families.

If you would like your piece to be made in Fairtrade Gold or have further questions please get in touch: hello@rachelboston.co.uk 

Certified Diamonds - Ethical Sourcing

 

 We source our gemstones from trusted suppliers and work with some of the UK's leading specialists in certified diamonds. Our dealers go to great lengths to ensure that each of the diamonds they sell has been ethically sourced. They guarantee that every diamond they sell has not been used to fund wars or insurgencies (stones that are known as conflict, or blood diamonds) and has been scrutinized by their own, highly skilled gemologists.

In 2002 governments around the world implemented the Kimberly Process; an agreement that controls the trade of rough diamonds to ensure they are not used in areas of conflict. These controls ensure that every shipment contains only certified diamonds, is numbered and sealed.

We work with diamond dealers who are committed to eliminating the trade in conflict diamonds and have an auditable means by which they can prove that all the diamonds they sell comply with the Kimberley Process.

For our Certified stones we only buy diamonds certified by GIA, AGS or IGR-Global, the most respected independent diamond grading laboratories in the world. We do not work with any laboratories that deliberately inflate quality claims. We source our diamonds with the confidence that your purchase is genuine and of the best quality.   

Please only buy from a legitimate source and help us stop the trade in Conflict Diamonds.

Our Jewellery Workshops

Rachel Boston Ltd operates in London, England. We love supporting our local economy and skilled craftsmen, and work with small companies in the renowned jewellery district Hatton Garden. We recycle all of our scrap metal where possible.

Some of our ready to wear jewellery is made with talented makers in a small artisanal workshop in Jaipur. For every piece made in our Jaipur workshop we pay an additional 7% of all the manufacturing and material costs back to the workshop to help contribute the makers and their families.