Recycled Precious Metals & Eco-Friendly Jewelry
Gold and platinum mining can be very harmful to the environment and depletes earth's natural resources, with almost 20 tons of ore required to produce a single engagement ring. In addition, many mines emit destructive substances such as cyanide and mercury, polluting nearby rivers and streams. Mining of precious metals has also been associated with inhumane labor practices and severe disregard for the indigenous communities in the areas surrounding the mines.
As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of environmental responsibility, all of our engagement rings and fine jewelry are comprised of 100% recycled precious metals.
By using recycled gold, platinum, and silver, we are decreasing the global demand for newly mined precious metals, thereby exhibiting our staunch support for ethical standards in jewelry production. Our recycled metals are gathered from post-consumer sources and refined back to their original, pure elements so that there is no degradation in quality. Using these metals, combined with our specialized in-house casting process, we produce the highest quality jewelry that is the hallmark of Arao Jewelry.