New Zealand-based jewellery brand, Jasmin Sparrow, is making sculptured and sentimental accessories from ethically sourced stones and recycled metals.
Gemstones used in Jasmin Scott’s items are sourced worldwide from mines that are dedicated to using ethical mining and cutting practices. All pieces are made using recycled metals, designed around the organic shape and form of the stone.
“We ask to see full traceability and transparency from the mine, through to the cutting facility, to the market,” the company says on its website.
Meanwhile, Jasmin Sparrow also uses pearls sourced from responsible cultivators based in Thailand, Japan and China.
“We opt to use freshwater rather than saltwater pearls to minimise wastage,” the company said. “Freshwater mussels produce up to 50 pearls at one time, and often after extraction will then produce multiple pearls again.”
The gold-plating process is conducted in New Zealand, adding a few extra microns onto each piece to ensure longevity for the wearer.
Some of Jasmin Sparrow’s standing out items include the Dram Bralette and Tessere Cap, which are created from pearls using a bias latticework technique.
“I acknowledge that producing sustainably and ethically is a journey that needs to be taken mindfully,” said Jasmin Scott, founder of Jasmin Sparrow. “It is important to us that each step we make is done so with intention and commitment.
“We will continue to learn, to aim to do better, lessen our environmental footprint, and to grow our ethical initiatives.”