For designers, Antonia Pascale and Christopher James it is important to create jewellery that is not only beautiful and unique but crafted using the most ethical and sustainable practices.
The couple use only the finest ethical materials to create pieces of the highest quality craftsmanship that truly stand the test of time. Using Fairtrade gold and sterling silver ensures quality and longevity in every creation. They source conflict-free Canadian diamonds, responsibly mined and fully traceable from their mine origin, these diamonds are GIA certified as well as certified through the Canadamark scheme.
Their luxury packaging boxes are made from recycled coffee cups and they source individually hand carved wooden ring boxes for their diamond rings. Finally, all their energy and heating is supplied by a 100% renewable energy provider.
When designing, Antonia Pascale and Christopher James look to their experiences within nature, art and their wider environment before carving a story of what they have seen. Texture and an exploration into what can be achieved within the boundaries of the metal is a theme that runs throughout each collection.
"We have to be absolutely certain about the origin of our materials in order to know whether they are truly responsibly mined and ethical. Fairtrade gold can be traced from mine origin, through the refining process and into the finished product, this is backed up by documentation of all transactions between miners and licensed jewellers.
Fairtrade gold is sourced exclusively from mines which meet the Fairtrade Standard, an internationally recognised marker of best-practice. It includes strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment including water sources and forests. Workers receive a guaranteed Fairtrade minimum price for their gold as well as an extra amount of money on top to spend on improving their businesses and community."
123 High Street,
Monday | Closed * Open by appointment
Tuesday | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Friday | 10.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday | 10.30am - 4pm
Sunday | Closed * Open by appointment