Because the choices you make as a consumer have an effect on the world and express your values, consider recycling your old or unwanted metals and gemstones into new jewelry. Over the years most of us accumulate jewelry which we’ve been gifted or no longer wear, and by recycling these pieces you can have a dramatic effect on reducing the ecological footprint.
Mining can have a taxing effect on the environment, and by recycling your gold and gemstones you can reduce the mining of these materials and thus reduce negative environmental impact. Additionally, you can further reduce your ecological and global footprint by mindfully selecting jewelry made with 100% post-consumer recycled metals and sustainably sourced gemstones.
Looking to purchase a new diamond? Consider re-purposed or recycled diamonds as an option to buying a new diamond. Choosing a re-purposed or recycled gemstone is a socially-conscious choice which helps reduce new diamonds from being mined.
Your diamonds carry sentimental value which can live forever, but their setting doesn’t have to! Whether you want to keep that wonderful gift but let go of the memories, or keep the memories and revamp the gift, you can easily honor your diamond by designing a new setting that fully compliments your character and personal style.
In addition to the personal benefits of owning a custom diamond setting you love to wear, there’s the added advantage that you will wear your new piece proudly knowing that resetting your diamond into a recycled metal setting was an environmentally conscience alternative to mining for new diamonds. An affordable choice, a reset diamond can also provide you an opportunity to test your creativity in its reinvention.
As a jewelry brand with a green mindset, our mission at Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg is to elevate our planet and our jewelry to a beautiful and sustainable aesthetic. All our pieces are handcrafted locally by socially-responsible designer Liza Shtromberg, and we exclusively use post-consumer recycled metals and responsibly sourced gemstones. As a part of our own effort to reduce negative environmental impact, we offer several green options including our precious metal recycling program where we provide you with store credit in return for your unwanted gold or platinum jewelry. We also recently introduced our beautiful “Re-treasured” Gems Collection, which is made with recycled gemstones previously set in estate jewelry from the 1800s. Additionally, we are happy to reset your own diamonds and gemstones into one of our designs or a custom piece. By using sustainable practices and providing eco-friendly choices, we are able to offer a variety of ways to make thoughtful jewelry selections to work towards a greener earth.
Participate in the Jewelry Trade-In Program: Recycle Your Diamonds and Old Metal into New Jewelry at LA Green Festival with Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg.