Ethical Statement

The environmental impact of my jewellery will always be at the forefront of my designing, making and packaging processes. If I can’t find an ethical way to create a piece of jewellery, that often means I need to take a different route. In my ethical statement, I will outline some ways in which Lorna Grace Jewellery is taking bigger steps towards a greener world.
Lorna Grace Ethical statement

Using only recyclable pens and recycled paper, and going totally paperless where possible,  I start the bespoke process with the same environmentally-friendly considerations as I finish with. The energy used to supply the workshop is renewable, and I use Ecosia as a search engine - they plant trees while I research my next collection! 

Making:

Every piece of jewellery is made by myself in my workshop in the Cotswolds. I do not import any products made outside the U.K. and the only services I may outsource are stonesetting, casting, polishing or hallmarking, which are all completed by trained professionals in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.


All of the metal I buy new for bespoke pieces or my own collections is recycled in the UK, and cast jewellery is made from previously scrapped metal from the industry. I can also provide Fairtrade gold to customers who prefer it. I save all of the metal shavings and dust from previous work to then melt down and reuse at a later date. I make sure all of the gemstones used are from sustainable businesses, who uphold strict ethical practices within their mines and cutting processes. I have access to Canada-mark and ocean-sourced diamonds should you desire a diamond that is traceable from mine, to cutter, to finished product, and all the diamonds are Kimberly certified. 

I have been recently working on minimising the use of toxins in my workshop to a point of almost nil, and to make the business paperless where possible. I already recycle, repurpose and reuse any plastics and non-biodegradable products, and carefully dispose of any hazardous products that must be used during the making of my jewellery.

Lorna Grace Jewellery Rings

Packaging:

My boxes, care cards, thank you cards, business cards, stickers, tissue paper, jewellery bags and even postal boxes and bags are all made from recycled materials. I reuse all of the boxes and bubble wrap from previous parcels, therefore if you receive your package and are disappointed in the lack of branded postal boxes I can only apologise. Lorna Grace Jewellery is committed to every step of the process being eco-friendly.

Upcycling:

Wherever possible, I like to talk to customers about the idea of using their own jewellery to make new pieces. Often it is the case that people have old, unworn, handed-down, unwanted jewellery in their jewellery box.

 I think it’s wonderful when people take the opportunity to make treasure out of their ‘trash’! Often customers might have sentimental jewellery, such as jewellery left in a will or from a previous marriage. We can make this wearable again, and those special items can be given a new life. Recycling individual gemstones is also an option, so if you want to use a gemstone from old or second-hand jewellery but would like a new setting, that is definitely something I can do.