Recycled Precious Metals
Gold is gold, no matter where it comes from...right? So why not consider conscious sourcing?
Recycled Metals go through a refining process that separates them from their accompanying alloys, reducing them down to pure gold and platinum. Because our recycled and re-refined gold is refined back into its pure elements, it contains the same properties as newly mined gold but without the negative environmental consequences. In other words, if we have the opportunity to use gold that is of the same high quality as newly mined gold but without the level of degradation to our natural resources caused by new mining, why wouldn’t we?
Over a year ago, Dell approached Bayou With Love with the idea of making something beautiful from e-waste. Many people don’t realize that only around 12.5% of electronics are responsibly recycled globally. In phones alone, Americans throw away more than $60 million in gold and/or silver every year. Electronics contain so many valuable resources that can be recycled and upcycled, and Dell and their partners have a process for extracting gold from old computer motherboards that is 99% more environmentally friendly than extracting gold from the earth. Not to mention the ethical benefits by avoiding the harsh labor conditions where gold is so often mined.
Learn more about Dell’s recycling programs and circular gold supply chain at dell.com/gold. Through our partnership with Dell we have been able to take this recycled gold found in used electronics, and create what we like to call “luxury with a story.” We all should be thinking “circular” in our approach to design. One industry’s “trash” can be another’s treasure.
The Story of a Stone
Carbon Neutral. We source most of our diamonds from the World's First certified 100% Carbon-Neutral Diamond Producer, Diamond Foundry. Their diamonds are sustainably grown aboveground in America's beautiful Pacific West, 100% hydropowered by Washington State’s Columbia River.