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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

sapphire

How a Stone is Set

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Today I promised to give you a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of a piece I posted yesterday on Instagram: an engagement ring which happens to involve the September birthstone: sapphire! This one is Australian, and – like many Australian…

Sapphires

Placing Sapphire Stones for Handmade Rings

EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen Sapphire, along with ruby, emerald, and diamonds, have been the most important precious gemstones for centuries. Let me tell you some things you probably didn’t know about this popular gem! Colour As diamonds are made…

Spinel as August Birthstone

I recently started writing a Expert Advice column in ReFined Magazine here in Halifax. I thought I’d share a recent one, which speaks to Spinel. History The concept of associating specific gemstones with specific months is thought to originate in…

A time of Fruition

I love this time of year so much – the abundance of the earth’s fruits evident everywhere. We also see of course the havoc which nature can create – my thoughts go out to those effected by the storms and…

Style Advisor & Custom Onefooter Rings

I was so delighted to have been given a big splash in a recent edition of the Globe & Mail’s Style Advisor, in an article about the jewellery scene in Nova Scotia. It is very nice to receive such acknowledgement,…

One-off Valentine’s

What is the history of Valentine’s Day? Probably some commercial endeavour. Or the lack of a mid-winter holiday? Or a combination of both? Perhaps it doesn’t matter. And while many folks may end up making empty, half-forced notions due to…

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