Sustainability - Jewellery Lifecycle

Jewellery Life Cycle Design Refine Perfect Model Cast Set Finish Mark Package Sell Enjoy Repair Recycle

Precious metal and natural gemstone jewellery has potential for a long life cycle - The world museum, in Liverpool, has a mumified hand with four stone set precious rings that wouldn't look out of place being worn today that are dated as being from around 30BC - 100AD.

The process starts with getting the design right, sourcing materials and then progresses to modeling, casting, setting, finishing, hallmarking or metal marking, packaging, selling, enjoying, preserving by cleaning and maintaining, repairing and at the end of the day the elements can be broken down and recyled.  The precious metal can be melted down and remolded to produce new jewellery and the stone set in a new piece.