Ethical Gemstone Options
Since starting Glasswing Jewellery I have been commited to only buying gemstones from suppliers that I can be confident are truly ethical in their sourcing, cutting and all aspects of the supply chain.
The reality of this decision has meant I have essentially only accessed and worked with a tiny fraction of the gemstones that exist in cut or uncit form in the world.
The good news is can now source more gemstones than ever from ethical suppliers here in the UK and abroad. More and more are becoming available as suppliers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to be socially and environmentally responsible in the the way they do business.
If plan to commission a ring, or other piece of jewelry, and wish to incorporate a particular stone, there is a chance I will be able to source it for you.
If you'd like to commission a ring, or other piece of jewellery and wish to incorporate a particular stone, there is a chance I will be able to source it for you. If you don't see what you want here, it is always worth dropping me a line through the contact page so I can see if it has become available.
I source recycled diamonds from the 'Harmony' diamonds range at the eco-friendly bullion dealer Hoover & Strong. They are arguably the most eco-friendly natural diamond available, by demanding them, customers and jewellers are helping to reduce the industry's reliance on environmentally damaging mining practices. Hoover & Strong is one of the world's leaders in the acquisition and reintroduction of these many millions of diamonds back into the jewelry supply chain.
A recycled 'Harmony' diamond is a naturally occurring diamond, cut & polished from mined rough, and recovered from vintage jewellery, re-polished and graded for the perfect, non-conflict non-polluting option. A huge selection of sizes, grades and colours are available so tell me what you'd like and I will find the perfect diamond/s for your ring.
Canada Mark diamonds
Blues, pinks & purples, heated & unheated are available through the ethical sapphire suppliers I use.
The underrated star of many a fine example of exquisite jewellery, with a mohs scale hardness of 8 and available in many colours - Spinel are really special, pretty stone.
Moissanite is a manmade stone
Other ethically sourced gemstones
I can also source ethically sourced natural:
Moonstones, tourmalines, topaz, garnets, rhodonite, smoky quartz, rose quartz, green quartz, iolite
Rubies, aquamarine, peridots, citrine, purple sage chalcedony, blue zircon
I occasionally source ethical or antique / recycled emeralds
using your own precious gemstones
If you have your own gemstones or diamonds that you’d like incorporationg into a new piece of jewellery, please get in touch through the commission form to discuss your requirements.