OUR Philosophy of
Conscious Luxury ENSURES a COMMITMENT TO
Quality and susTainability
We HONOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET:
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We work with artisan facilities that have Responsible Jewelry Council Certification. We consider people and the planet in all that we do. We constantly strive to improve our sustainability practices while still maintaining luxury quality.
Casting: We thoughtfully consider the materials we use in each piece of Katherine Parr Jewelry. We use recycled precious metals in our Sterling silver casting and Rhodium and 18Karat Yellow Gold micron plating, which is only the finest heavy coating to ensure quality.
Gemstones: We use gemstones as traceable as we can and work with partners who visit the gemstone mines in locations including Brazil, Africa, and the United States. All diamonds sourced in the United States are subject to certification under the Kimberley Process to avoid conflict diamonds and human rights abuses.
Packaging: We use mindful packaging, in order to eliminate waste at every stage of the supply chain. Our tissue paper is acid free therefore is compostable, reusable, and recyclable. It is carbon neutral in shipping, through a brand called no issue.
Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Practices: By working with artisan facilities certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council, we prioritize ethical treatment of artisans and workers, and aim to eliminate waste wherever possible throughout the production of each piece of jewelry.
Fair Trade Practices: We conduct in-person visits to artisan facilities to ensure that the people making our jewelry are paid fairly, working in safe conditions, and are treated respectfully. We have developed close working relationships with the facilities in the supply chain and communicate with them on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis.
Eco-Friendly Practices: At each stage of the supply chain, we aim to eliminate waste wherever possible. We work with artisan facilities certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council, use recycled metals to create our castings and gemstones are cut and polished by hand in order to eliminate waste.