Although Sarah Ruth Stanford Jewellery is a small business and a very tiny part of the jewellery industry, I feel a responsibility to be mindful of what I put out into the world, and to ensure that the raw materials I use, including precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones, come from reliable sources.
I only use conflict free diamonds, and my gemstones come from trusted suppliers with high environmental and ethical standards. I currently use 100% recycled gold in my studio, and I use recycled silver wherever possible.
All of my packaging materials are recycled and recyclable, and have been chosen to encourage re-use and re-purposing whenever possible. Sarah Ruth Stanford Jewellery presentation boxes are sturdy and fairly utilitarian in style, and if you no longer need your box for storing your jewellery I would be delighted if you reuse it for something else. Similarly, my postal boxes can be reused again and again or recycled.
There is always more to do and more changes to make, but I will continue to make considered choices in the running of my studio to ensure that I operate in an environmentally, ethically and socially responsible way.