Our 14k Fairmined Gold is the leading industry sustainable and ethical gold choice. our gold is only from responsible Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM). It is backed by a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that small entrepreneurial mining communities meet world leading standards for responsible practices. Fairmined transforms mining into an active force for good, delivering social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold they can be proud of. While recycling gold may seem like a sustainable and ethical option for gold, it actually fails provide a solution for how the majority of the gold in the world is obtained. Buying fairmined gold helps to invest in the social, economic and environmentally sustainable development of miners, their families, workers and the community.
Every piece is cast from 100% Fairmined gold. The components of my jewelry that aren't available in fairmined like earring posts and earring backs are made from conventional gold or certified recycled gold whenever possible.
We have a variety of sourcing methods for our earth mined gemstones and continue to audit and improve upon our supply chain as the industry evolves. Stones like our sapphires and some rustic diamonds come from small scale artisanal mines with primitive mining equipment. These mines are small businesses rather than giant corporations, and are most often family owned and operated making them traceable and low environmental impact. Other sources of our gemstones are certified recycled or certified Canadian.
We don’t believe in the Kimberly process as it hasn’t proven to eradicate the issues within the gemstone industry and the likelihood of blood diamonds through Kimberly process is still very high. Instead we are forging relationships with suppliers that are working directly with the miners and cutters and improving the industry for the better. Currently there is no reliable certification process for ethically mined gemstones. We are keeping an eye on some promising programs that are in development and hope to work with them in the near future.
We are proud to partner with Latitude diamonds, the world's first sustainably rated 100% climate neutral diamond. Latitude lab grown diamonds are 3rd party verified by SCS Global Services the world's leading sustainability certifier. These premium diamonds are rated on a rigorous set of criteria that covers verified origin, ethical stewardship, carbon emissions (past and present) as well as important sustainability investments.. Latitude diamonds are also made with patented CVD technology that produces the highest purity and rarest type of diamond found on earth.
Please be aware that only our .08+ Ct lab grown diamonds are certified sustainable and all melee lab grown diamonds are conventional lab grown.
Conflict-free is a term that refers to gemstones that are not used to finance a civil war. However there are many other serious issues that plague the gemstone industry like slavery, forced labor, dangerous working conditions, child labor, and environmental damage. So saying a gemstone is conflict-free is essentially sweeping under the rug all the other terrible issues that need to be addressed.
The supply chain has a lot of bad actors making programs like the Kimberly Process vulnerable to corruption. Extra care and research needs to go into sourcing precious gemstones and it is an ever evolving situation. The awareness of these issues are an important first step and eventually it is my hope that the popular demand for ethical traceable gems will help to eradicate devastating practices and ensure we know our gemstones are being mined in an equitable way that benefits everyone and not just the top 1%.
Valley Rose regularly participates in charitable efforts both locally and globally. Our causes include: BIPOC, women’s rights, animal rights, and environmental protection.
At the heart of our business is our environmental commitment. We donate at least 1% of sales to plant trees in North America through onetreeplanted.org.
Print and download this chart to find your ring size. Make sure you use exactly 8.5"x11" letter paper. You can use a string or a piece of paper and wrap around your finger or nuckle to measure the circumference and match to your size.
Follow this chart to see where the necklace will fall. All necklace sizes are described on the product pages. We suggest getting a piece of string and measuring necklace on your neck to ensure best fit.
To keep your jewels looking their best please keep these tips in mind to extend the life of your pieces.