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25th May , 2021

ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

We source our gemstones from trusted suppliers and work with some of the world’s leading specialists in certified diamonds. Our dealers go to great lengths to ensure that each of the diamonds they sell has been ethically sourced. They guarantee that none of the diamonds they sell have been used to fund wars or insurgencies (stones that are known as conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds)


In 2003, governments around the world implemented the Kimberly Process; an agreement that controls the trade of rough diamonds to ensure they are not used in areas of conflict. These controls ensure that every shipment is numbered and sealed, and contains only certified diamonds. We work with diamond dealers who are committed to eliminating the trade in conflict diamonds and have an auditable means by which they can prove that all the diamonds they sell comply with the Kimberley Process.

For our certified stones, we buy diamonds certified by GIA, IGI, HDR and other most respected independent diamond grading laboratories in the world. We source our diamonds with the confidence that your purchase is genuine and of the best quality.

We are paying attention to our environmental footprint: we are actively researching and developing ways to reduce our impact as much as we can. We are committed to becoming fully sustainable as our business develops. We use recycled silver, gold and platinum, and offer the use of Fair Trade silver and gold. We work mainly on a made-to-order basis to avoid waste, and all of the pieces are made in the UK. We naturally only use conflict-free diamonds. We will also work with recycled gemstones (either your own, or we can source some for you), as long as we have accessed their quality before the making process.

Choosing recycled materials its at the core of our business, it decreases the demand for newly mined, which in turn helps diminish the destructive environmental impact. The refinement process allows precious metals to be recycled again and again with continued high-quality results. We also recycle all of our scrap metal where possible, to minimise waste in our studio.

With kind regards

Fernando Santos

Melo jewellery, is a brand that intends to create Limited Collections and Bespoke Jewellery. I try to make my jewellery as Sustainable and Ethical as possible, also the use of recycled materials is very predominant.

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