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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

Values & Commitments

As a goldsmith and entrepreneur, I am dedicated to upholding a set of core values that guide my business practices and decision-making. My commitment to these values ensures that I provide my customers with high-quality, ethically sourced jewellery that brings joy to their lives. I believe in continuous improvement and strive to create a positive impact for my suppliers, the environment, and the communities I work with.

Dorothée Rosen profile

1. Harm Reduction

I prioritize harm reduction by carefully selecting suppliers who share my commitment to ethical practices. I avoid working with suppliers whose practices cause harm, and I support organizations that promote responsible sourcing. My studio follows clean practices to minimize environmental impact, and I am constantly seeking ways to reduce harm in my processes.

2. Quality and Excellence

I hold myself to the highest standards of quality and excellence in every aspect of my business. From materials sourcing to the execution of my jewellery pieces, I ensure that each element meets my stringent criteria. I maintain clear standards for the quality of diamonds, gold karat, and gemstones, and work only with trusted suppliers who provide materials of exceptional quality.

Gold Diamond Ring Washed in Studio Materials and Sourcing

3. Loyalty and Honesty

Building long-term relationships based on loyalty and honesty is fundamental to my business. I value my clients and vendors and strive to maintain open and transparent communication with them. My commitment to loyalty extends to supporting my clients throughout the entire process, from personalized care to elegant wrapping and hand-written cards.

Dorothee Rosen Profile - Working in her Halifax Goldsmith Studio Making Handmade Jewellery

4. Joy

I believe in the importance of bringing joy to my customers’ lives through my jewellery. I aim to create elegant, understated pieces that delight and inspire. My commitment to joy extends beyond my products; I seek to create a positive and enjoyable experience for my clients, whether it’s through my packaging, client care, or the personal attention I provide.

5. Buddhist Ethics

I integrate basic Buddhist principles into my business practices. These principles include generosity, ethical discipline, patience, exertion, contemplation, and discerning intelligence. I strive to embody these values in my actions, fostering a culture of compassion, mindfulness, and wisdom within my business and the wider jewellery industry.

DorotheeRosen Fairmined ECO gold FLOW_Series_Fruit

6. Supplier Vetting

My supplier vetting process aligns with my values and expectations. I have non-negotiable minimum requirements that suppliers must meet to be considered. These include consideration of ethical practices, responsible sourcing, and a commitment to reducing harm. In addition, I prioritize suppliers who share my core values of quality, loyalty, honesty, and joy. Through ongoing dialogue and asking uncomfortable questions, I encourage my suppliers to improve their practices and sourcing.

SCS Diamond Certification Seal/Logo

My values shape everything I do. Through continuous improvement and responsible practices, I aim to create a positive impact on my suppliers, the environment, and the industry as a whole. I invite you to join me on this journey and discover the beauty and meaning jewellery can bring.

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