Ethical Practices

Everyone has a responsibility to reduce their individual carbon footprint, and there are lots of ways to do so. 

As part of our commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. We are partnering with the local community to participate in energy efficiency, implementing green cleaning methods and water conservation program. 

We also do this by using all conflict free diamonds. We use sustainable bamboo ring box, recycled precious metal and reuse packaging materials.

We are always striving to make more changes to minimize our impact on the environment. We know they make a big difference and we all have to start somewhere.

Reprocessed precious metals serve as an important factor in Bashford's commitment to the environment, we also exercise, environmental accountability end-to-end, of the jewelry production. For instance, we utilize a vapor emissions cleaning system and a rigorous procedure of cleaning liquid emanations to preclude contaminants from being expelled into the environment.Additionally, we are dedicated to responsible labor practices. Many jewelry makers outsource their output to countries where labor and environmental criteria are badly enforced. While this may scale down costs, it often comes at the expense of product caliber as well as worker's well-being.All Bashford jewelry is crafted in the United States where the strictest labor and safety practices are observed.

WHAT SETS US APART

Jewelers that offer "conflict-free" diamonds are confining themselves to the Kimberley Process's definition. The Kimberly process has proved inefficiant at weeding out all unethically mined diamonds. At Bashford Jewelry we follow all our sources back to there original source.

RECYCLED PRECIOUS METALS

As a portion of our dedication to environmental responsibility, Bashford uses recycled precious metals in all of our fine jewelry. We ensure our customers eco-friendly gold and platinum of the highest quality. Metal mining - gold excavation in particular - is one of the most environmentally destructive types of mining, with 20 tons of ore required to produce enough gold for a single ring.

WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF GOLD MINING?

• Water pollution and environmental ravaging due to dirty gold mining practices • Poor safety measures for miners • Inhumane drudge practices • Neglect for the rights and interests of indigenous peoples

WHAT CAN WE DO?

We can opt recycled metals to lessen the global demand for newly mined gold. This will decrease the environmentally and socially contaminating gold and other metal mining practices. Precious metals can be reprocessed with no abjection in caliber, this is one of the beauty gold possesses, they are a naturally renewable resource.

“PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, REDUCE DEMAND FOR DIRTY GOLD, CHOOSE RECYCLED PRECIOUS METALS.”

RESPONSIBLE JEWELRY PRODUCTION

Every assemble we cast is made with 100% guaranteed recycled and re-refined valued metals. Because our regenerated gold, silver, and platinum are rectified into their unadulterated elements, they are of indistinguishable to newly refined metals.

WHERE DO THE RECYCLED PRECIOUS METALS COME FROM?

Bashford recovered precious metals from numerous post-consumer sources, including: • Existing jewelry • Industrial-use metals • Electronics elements

HELP US RECYCLE!

Our customers are our partners; we encourage them to recycle their own gold and platinum jewelry that they no longer use. We gladly accept and recycle any gold or platinum jewelry, and we offer a credit towards any Bashford purchase of equal or greater value based on current appraisal of the metal. Given that after 30 days from the initial credit notice, we have not received instructions to return jewelry to the owner, Bashford reserves the right to recycle all items sent in for evaluation and apply a store credit to the customer's account.

PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS

We guarantee that our diamonds are untouched by all human rights abuses, including child labor, forced labor, murder, torture, and rape. We believe it is important to break the link between diamonds and all forms of exploitation and suffering.

IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS

All of our diamonds are mined in accordance with fair trade principles, providing local jobs, and safe and progressive working conditions. Diamond miners receive fair wages, education, and skilled job training.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

Ethical origin diamonds promote long term economic development that helps local communities. Diamond revenue enables investments in infrastructure, education, and health care.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Environmental devastation should not be the inevitable result of diamond mining. All of our diamonds are mined under strict international environmental standards to protect local ecosystems.

TRACEABILITY

We carefully track all of our diamonds from their country of origin to ensure they are ethically mined, cut, and polished. Our tracking ability ensures that our diamonds enter an uninterrupted chain of custody and that our supply chain is not corrupted by unethical practices.

OUTSTANDING QUALITY

We produce the highest quality jewelry crafted from the purest materials and gleaned in a socially responsible process.

REARING CHANGE

We cater awareness about social and environmental issues that impact jewelry industry and keys out ways to help resolve them.

ENCOURAGES GROWTH

We fend for struggling communities scourged by the jewelry industry by devoting a share of our earnings. Please contact us if you have any questions, support@bashfordjewelry.com