Thank You Mama Earth: Earth Day Insider

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Happy Earth Day #TrumpetTribe!

If you’re like us and love to celebrate our beautiful planet all year long, buying vintage jewelry is an amazing way to be Earth-friendly while wearing gorgeous gems! When you choose vintage, it ensures that not only your stones were mined before conflict mining, but you're helping us recycle these beautiful pieces by breathing new life into them. We are all about upcycling and saving what we can. We'll break down pieces, find what is salvageable and replace stones of the same era to keep that vintage vibe we all adore! By repurposing stones that already exist, we help lower demand for a newly mined stone and keep Mama Earth clean as a whistle! 

Huntly Hill | Art Deco platinum diamond antique vintage engagement ring

If you own vintage jewelry, don’t worry. Those beauties are most likely conflict-free as well as conflict mining methods were introduced in the 1970s. Sadly, conflict mining still exists today and the modern diamond market encourages shoppers to purchase a new sparkler rather than a vintage diamond engagement ring. It’s a no brainer -- vintage and conflict-free gemstones are truly one of the best ways to purchase jewelry ethically and with piece of mind. 

You might be looking at our Vintage Inspired collection and wondering just how eco-conscious those newly made beauties are...but rest assured! We only use recycled gems and metals in our Vintage Inspired pieces. Our Founder and lead gemologist Jerry sifts through piles of gold to pick out stones from vintage watches, brooches, and earrings...anything we can salvage! These are what we use for side stones in our Vintage Inspired pieces and replicas. And what happens to the giant pile of gold? It is melted down here in Los Angeles and recycled into new pieces! 

Once the gold is melted, each piece is artfully handcrafted by our master jeweler right here in downtown Los Angeles. Our Vintage Inspired jewelry is ethical, super kind to the environment, and brings new life to metals and gemstones that already exist. What could be better than that!?

Phillimore | Victorian yellow gold antique rhodolite garnet old mine cut diamond halo engagement ring

Today (and every day), don’t forget to reduce, reuse, and recycle! Because beautiful diamonds and gemstones can be reused and recycled in beautiful ways that benefit everyone, especially Mother Earth.

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