Here at Connie Dimas Jewellery, we have always been extremely conscious of the impact that our business has on the environment. It is not a new idea for us but part of our brand
value from the very beginning. Our handmade jewellery collections
are made by using as much recycled offcuts of precious silver and gold metals as we can, catching even the tiniest metal dust specs that we refer to as lemel.
The mining of any metal, has a destructive impact on our environment through greenhouse gas emission; not to mention the large amount of metals being thrown away each year through things like old mobile phones and costume jewellery. We are working hard to help combat this waste of precious resources to create more sustainable jewellery through every step of our creative process.
We start by using recycled precious sterling silver and precious gold metal for our jewellery pieces from businesses that share the same values. Unused silver and gold scrap and lemel is collected and melted down and remade into wire or sheet metal that is used in our handmade earrings
. Our melting pot gets a good work out.
Additional materials such as precious and semi precious stones are repurposed where can to create new designs.
Ceramic jewellery is handmade by artisans that use every bit of the clay.
Wooden jewellery is made by any recycled offcuts from various projects.
We do not gold plate in house, this process is done buy reputable and responsible businesses in the industry we have worked with for many years.
Resin is unfortunately not a sustainable material and we do not use resin in our jewellery collections. We will repurpose or repair some of your fashion resin jewellery. We might not be perfect but we always try.
We mostly use paper packaging and when any plastic packaging is used, it is to protect the journey of your beautiful precious jewellery in transit until it reaches you or to keep it visible protected in our workshop. We welcome any returns of our packaging for reuse.
Instead of paper gift certificates, we also offer virtual Gift Certificates
that can be redeemed online or in our store.
As a small Australian business we will continually aim towards as much zero waste and recycling we can and constantly assess our practices.
Jewellery repairs is another huge part of our business in reducing landfill. It is part of our brand strength. We have been repairing and repurposing jewellery for our customers. We get very excited re imagining old jewellery into new designs.
Our unique handmade jewellery is of the highest quality and very little repair is needed on our designs.
We repair, remodel and restring your heirloom pieces that range from the inexpensive to the most precious. At Connie Dimas we believe
that jewellery is a representation of life, our milestones and memories and should be preserved.
Shop confidently with us and lets celebrate unique handmade sustainable jewellery for many years.