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Caveat on using the term “recycled gold”:

While I am very careful to source my precious metals only from SCS® certified suppliers, who are also members of the Responsible Jewellery Council, I want to point out that ‘recycling’ gold is not what is commonly understood by the term.

True recycling avoids things ending up in landfills. Gold, of course, wouldn’t.

Instead, gold is simply melted, refined and repurposed.

Although SCS certified refineries must maintain auditable records of their suppliers, there are loopholes globally which make it very easy for gold from irregulated and/or illegal sources to enter their supply chain.

This makes even certified recycled gold untraceable, or guaranteed free of human suffering.

Further reading:
Is Recycled Gold Ethical?
Materials, Sustainability, & Fairmined Metals

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Custom 18K Yellow Gold Ring with Diamond and Sapphire by Dorothée Rosen
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