Do you enjoy wearing and showcasing a unique piece of jewelry in style? Both men and women enjoy investing in high-quality personalized jewelry. These quality jewelry pieces can include personalized earrings such as hoop earrings, drop earrings and even birthstone earrings.
But just because men and women enjoy personalized jewelry, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be sustainable jewelry. Our jewellers in Canada work with recycled materials such as silver and rose gold, sapphires and diamonds to create sustainable, customized jewellery for both men and women.
If you’re still on the fence about getting your first or next customized earrings, you should keep reading the rest of the article. Here you’ll read about Malleable Jeweller’s process for creating sustainable jewelry.
What is sustainable jewelry?
“Sustainable jewelry” is a term that you’ve heard being thrown around lately, especially with the growing concern about global warming and climate change. But what is sustainable jewelry?
Sustainable jewelry is a jewelry piece or pieces of jewelry that have been crafted in such a way that it doesn’t damage the planet and is inspired by the beauty of nature. The crafting process doesn’t have a significant carbon footprint or increase pollution levels.
The main goal of sustainable jewelry is to reach environmental and social sustainability while creating beautiful jewelry pieces to make men and women feel good about themselves. Sustainable jewelry can include necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings such as hoop earrings and stud earrings.
In the crafting process, the jewelry designers and makers can create unique pieces such as personalized earrings and monogrammed pieces from recycled metal (such as sterling silver) and recycled gems. By recycling old pieces, jewellers such as Malleable Jewelers do this to create ethical and sustainable jewelry.
When looking to purchase your next piece of sustainable, customized earrings, there are a few facts that you should consider.
Was the jewelry sustainably crafted?
When looking for personalized earrings, the first thing you need to ask yourself is, “Is the jewelry made sustainably?” As we mentioned before, recycled metals and stones must be used in the crafting process.
Using recycled materials can be challenging for many challenges in Canada. The jewellers need the correct knowledge, resources and equipment to make high-quality personalized earrings.
This is what sets Malleable Jewellers from other jewellers in Canada. We can use your old jewelry pieces to create new customized earrings, necklaces and even bangles.
Our jewellers can recycle pieces made from gold, sterling silver, platinum and palladium. We don’t recommend that our clients use lower karats in white gold because this can lead to poor-quality earrings.
Ethically sourced materials & staff treatment
Another important factor in finding sustainable and personalized jewelry is to ensure that they are ethically certified. The gold mining industry can cause plenty of complications and issues. For example, the poor health issues resulting from being in a mine, being exposed to chemicals or poor weather conditions.
Sustainable jewellers not only ethically source their materials, but they are also ethical in the way their staff are treated. At Malleable Jewelers, all of our staff are paid above the Toronto living wage.
Our staff are always encouraged to share their ideas to make Malleable Jewelers one of the leading jewelers in Canada. We also focus on the environmental impact of our jewelry crafting process.
Use recycled stones
Using recycled stones such as diamonds and sapphires is crucial in finding a sustainable jeweller. These stones and metals, such as gold and silver, can be recycled over and over again.
This means that jewellers can use recycled gold and silver without worrying that the precious metals are losing their quality over time. Customized earrings from recycled materials will have a low impact on the environment compared to earrings that are made from brand new materials.
At Malleable Jewellers, we use our in-house recycling program to source recycled precious stones. We also have a list of conflict-free and ethical suppliers, including Stuller, Hoover & Strong, PT Diamonds, and Sorbet Sapphire.
Regulations have changed
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way big and small brands work. Today, people want transparency even when they are purchasing personalized jewelry. They also want to feel good and feel like they’re helping even while indulging.
Customized jewelry vs mass-produced jewelry
Suppose you’re still not sure about investing in customized jewelry and how it’s different from mass-produced jewelry. Below, we will explain the difference between customized jewelry and mass-produced jewelry.
What is mass-produced jewelry?
Mass-produced jewelry refers to any type of jewelry that’s manufactured in large and significant amounts. The jewelry is often made for a particular reason, such as fitting a new fashion trend.
These pieces will then make thousands of copies of this jewelry until the trend is continued. An excellent example of this is that in 2021 layered necklaces became a popular piece, and several jewelry manufacturers began mass-producing these necklaces.
What is custom jewelry?
Customized earrings and personalized jewelry refer to jewelry that has been specially designed for the client, and the client has been involved in the design process. The jewelry designer will create the jewelry according to the client’s likes and specifications.
Advantages of custom jewelry, including earrings
There are several advantages to getting investing in personalized jewelry.
Unique Jewelry To Suit Your Style & Personality
With personalized jewelry, there’s a good chance that you’ll get customized earrings that will suit your personality and style. That’s not to say that mass-produced, “off the shelf” earrings aren’t beautiful, but it’s less likely that they will suit your tastes.
At Malleable Jewellers, we know that all of our clients are unique and have individual tastes. We know that our clients want jewelry that reflects their personality. A pair of customized earrings can make an excellent gift for women.
There are plenty of men and women that have old pieces of jewelry that have been handed down from generation to generation. If you want a pair of customized earrings with the same sentimental value as a precious family heirloom, you can recycle your family jewels to create something new.
At Malleable Jewellers, we understand that everyone wants to keep their sentimental pieces while still reflecting their unique taste and style. We can recycle your old jewelry made from gold, silver, platinum and palladium and most precious stones.
With customized earrings and jewelry, you’ll get hand-crafted pieces. This is in contrast to mass-produced, which are often machine-made. This automated process means that the jewelry produced doesn’t have that unique human touch and attention to detail.
At Malleable Jewellers, we opened our doors in 2017, and we are one of only two Fairtrade Licensee Goldsmiths in Canada. We only use ethically sourced gold, sapphires and diamonds to create custom earrings, bangles and necklaces.
We can also use recycled materials from your old pieces of jewelry to craft custom earrings, necklaces and bangles.
Perfect For Weddings & Engagements
A pair of custom earrings can make the perfect wedding and engagement ring for women. A pair of custom earrings can be an iconic symbol of your love for the woman in your life.
At Malleable Jewellers, we will work with you to create the perfect pair of custom earrings. You can contact us for a consultation so we can work to bring your vision to life.
Our process for customizing sustainable jewelry
At Malleable Jewellers, we take the process of crafting custom earrings and other jewelry very seriously.
Step One: Book a consultation
The very first step in creating custom earrings with Malleable would be booking an hour-long consultation. If you can’t have a consultation in person, you can also have a video consultation in the comfort of your own home.
During the consultation, our clients will discuss creating a custom pair of earrings and personalized jewelry to match their tastes and budget with our talented staff.
Our clients are encouraged to any illustrations and photos of other jewelry they like. The pictures will give us a better sense of what you want for your custom earrings. We can also work with any recycled or family heirlooms that you might have.
Step Two: Choose your metals and stones
In the second step of our customization process, our staff will show our clients a variety of ethically sourced metals and stones for your custom earrings. We will also discuss the different options for stone placements and different setting styles.
If a client wants to use any loose stones or old jewelry, they will need to show our staff during this process. After the selection process, our staff will have a sound understanding of what our clients need and want for their custom earrings and other custom jewelry.
Step Three: Create digital designs
After the consultation and selection process, the staff at Malleable Jewellers will take everything that’s been discussed to create a design with our 3D modelling software. We’ll then send you this design to get feedback and to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our design.
Step Four: Crafting your custom earrings
Once we know you are satisfied with our design, we’ll begin the crafting process. We’ll start by crafting then stone setting, finishing and polishing your custom earrings. Our goldsmiths, diamond graders and jewelry designers will all work together to bring your earrings to life.
Step Five: Your design is delivered
When our client’s custom earrings have been crafted to perfection, we’ll work with them to arrange an insured delivery or a pick-up time for your earrings. At Malleable Jewellers, our work doesn’t stop once our client has received their jewelry.
We also provide our clients with a cleaning and care guide specifically for their custom earrings and jewelry. Our staff from Malleable Jewellers will also provide information on where to get certifications, insurance and appraisals.
Our thoughts on sustainable, customized jewelry
With Malleable Jewellers, we focus on creating stunning and sustainable jewelry, including custom earrings. We can work with you to craft necklaces, bangles and earrings from ethically sourced and even recycled material.
Our clients can make a booking for consultation with one of our knowledgeable staff members who will be involved in crafting your jewelry. We have a range of custom earrings made from sterling silver and rose gold with sapphires and diamonds.