The Materials

We strive to work with materials that have been recycled, fairmined, responsibly and ethically sourced.

Made of 100% recycled silver products such as : jewellery, medical equipment, electronics and giftware. Ecosilver is of the same quality as newly mined Sterling silver, it is just simply more environmentally friendly. It comes fully certificated for authenticity. Ecosilver requires hallmarking in the same way as newly mined silver.

In a nutshell, Argentium Silver is a purer more superior silver. It's brighter and whiter than Platinum, Palladium or Sterling Silver. Argentium is low maintenance, tarnish resistant, hypoallergenic and easy to look after. It's beauty doesn't stop there! Argentium is produced using only recycled silver and is therefore an ethically responsible choice, in terms of environmental impact. Click here to learn more about Argentium

When you purchase SMO gold jewellery, you can be assured that the gold has been produced by a legitimate mining operation which holds no ties to conflict, where miners are being paid a just wage under secure employment. SMO strives to ensure that the communities living locally to the gold source are benefitting from sustainability initiatives carried out by the mining operation. Such initiatives include programmes centred on education, healthcare, safe drinking water and agricultural prosperity to support a wide number of people.

We also currently work with 100% recycled gold. The gold we work with comes from a trusted UK supplier who ensures that the recycled gold they supply carries none of the associated human or environmental problems that can sometimes be associated with mining.

We are registered as a goldsmith with the FairTrade Foundation. This allows us to buy and work with certified Fair-trade gold. We support FairTrade Gold. Building a secure future for miners, their families and communities. Please do contact us via our contact form if you would love a piece of Fairtrade Gold jewellery making.

The semi-precious and precious gemstones I work with are as responsibly and ethically sourced as possible from trusted suppliers in the U.K. These suppliers are working hard to ensure best practices are met. They visit and build strong relationships with the workshops and factories where the gemstones are cut, and are confident that the people employed are treated well and fairly for the different countries they are based. 

A few of my designs may need to incorporate a certain amount of newly mined 925 Sterling silver or gold but I try to keep this to an absolute minimum and I will let you know when this happens. Click here for more information.