In a world where love stories are as unique as fingerprints, one thing remains constant: the power of an engagement ring to symbolize lifelong commitment.
But what if we told you this timeless tradition could also be ethically conscious and sustainable?
Say hello to the future of love–ethical jewelry!
Join us on a journey where beauty meets responsibility and discover how these sparkling symbols hold the promise of forever and a greener tomorrow.
What is Recycled Gold, and Why is it an Ethical Choice?
Simply put, recycled gold is gold that’s been used before. It can be reclaimed from old jewelry, electronics, industrial waste, or even teeth and refined again.
It has the same quality and purity as newly mined gold but without the negative eco and social impacts.
The golden problem
Gold mining produces about 1 ton of carbon dioxide per ounce of gold. It also yields other pollutants such as mercury, cyanide, and arsenic.
Gold mining consumes large amounts of water and energy and often displaces communities and wildlife.
Recycling to the rescue
When gold is recycled, there is a lower demand for new gold to be mined.
This helps to conserve natural resources and protect human rights.
By choosing recycled gold for your engagement ring, you support a circular economy that minimizes waste and maximizes value.
How Recycled Diamonds Complement Recycled Gold
Like recycled gold, recycled diamonds are diamonds that have been used before.
They can be sourced from jewelry or industrial applications and are recut into new settings.
Recycled diamonds have the same quality and brilliance as newly mined diamonds but without ethical issues, since no new labor or energy is used to source them.
The diamond mining industry struggles with problems like child labor, conflict funding, human rights violations, and environmental ruin. There are certifications set up like the Kimberly Accord to limit these abuses but it's not a perfect system. Choosing reclaimed means you can truly trust you did not involve yourself with new mining.
How Young in the Mountains Creates Ethical Jewelry with Recycled Gold and Diamonds
Are you looking for ethical jewelry that combines recycled gold and diamonds with other sustainable materials?
You have found the right jeweler! Young in the Mountains!
We are a woman-owned business that creates handmade jewelry, mixing sustainability and beauty.
We use recycled gold and other recycled materials whenever possible. From January 1st of 2022, all our round, white, melee stones have been recycled diamonds.
We also reduce our footprint by using USA-mined inlay materials like turquoise, jaspers, and agate, etc. These USA-based miners also practice fair mining techniques and respect the land.
From miner-direct stones to a 100% wind-powered production facility in our Denver studio and more, we’re continuously finding new ways to ensure we create ethical jewelry.
Why You Should Choose Ethical Jewelry for Your Engagement Ring
Choosing ethical jewelry for your engagement ring is not only good for the planet but also for you.
By selecting recycled gold and diamonds, and other responsibly sourced materials, you can let your jewelry do the value-talking—literally and figuratively.
You’re also showing your partner that you care about their future and yours together as a couple.
After all, an engagement ring symbolizes love and commitment now and for the future.
So, why not make it a ring that reflects your shared vision of a better world?
Ethical jewelry is not just a trend; it’s a revolution.
Join us in making a difference with your engagement ring today!
Visit Young in the Mountains, and find your perfect engagement ring.