Ethics & Sustainability

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  • 100% USA MINED INLAY

    Our inlay stones are sourced in their raw and original forms, sourced from miners around America who love what they do. This ensures the most fair mining practices, and very importantly, that zero child labor or the funding of conflicts were involved during the collection of our stones.

  • RECYCLED DIAMONDS

    Starting in 2022 all of our melee stones are post consumer sourced, meaning that zero new energy was required to source these stones. Reclaimed stones are the most eco friendly choice possible and we are proud to be making this big change.

  • MINER DIRECT SAPPHIRES

    Our close and continued relationships with American miners allow us to source your important center stone directly from small family operations in Western Montana. We seek out sapphires faceted in the USA whenever possible, meaning your stone never leaves the country and is only touched by the miner, the cutter and us.

  • HANDMADE BY ARTISTS

    We believe that the handmade details in our work are what make it so special. Our hands are human not robotic, they are our most precious tool and we believe the intricacies of handmade work should be valued and adored.

  • RESPONSIBLY SOURCED

    Respect for nature and the honor and care of our planet is a pillar of YITM. We vow to make the most ethical decisions we can in all of our sourcing.This involves constantly educating ourselves in what is available and eliminating what is no longer sustainable.

  • LOVE EQUALITY

    We believe In the unequivocal equal rights of all people to love who they want & to be loved exactly as they are.

  • RECYCLED METALS

    We proudly source recycled metals whenever possible. Recycled gold and silver reclaimed from electronics and other post consumer sources. in 2022 we are adding FairTrade Gold into our offerings.

  • WOMAN OWNED

    Years of independent fascination & creation of jewelry by founder Mariele Ivy has now blossomed into a shared creative exploration within this special medium. We are now a team of 8 creative people using our collective skills and artistic talents to create for you!

  • 100% Wind Powered

    Our Denver studio is 100% powered by wind energy. WindSource by Excel Energy was an easy, inexpensive way to make a difference. We encourage everyone to see if your local energy provider offers renewable energy options like this.