Materials & Care

Malleable was established on the idea that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice ethics over cost. 

As Fairtrade & Fairmined Licensee Goldsmiths of Canada, we aim to offer these materials for the same cost as our recycled options in your custom jewellery. It is our goal to work towards a future where no one sacrifices neither their lives nor our environment for the mining industry.

Precious Metals

All of our pieces are handmade in solid gold or silver which we directly recycle or source from our SCS, Fairmined, and Fairtrade certified suppliers.

Gold

10 Karat Gold

Our 10 karat gold has a lighter saturation of colour than other karats due to the alloy material used in accompaniment with 41.7% pure gold. 10 karat is the toughest and most resistant for everyday wear due to the higher alloy content, making this a great choice for those who work with their hands.

14 Karat Gold

The 58.3% pure gold content of 14 karat strikes the perfect balance of saturation and resistance. The higher purity also means that you do not have to worry about tarnishing or discolouration.

18 Karat Gold

18 karat displays the brightest saturation in yellow gold, and is the safest alloy in all colours for sensitive skin due to its 75% pure gold content. Its rich colour compliments coloured gemstones especially well, and its malleability makes it ideal for setting delicate stones into.

Care Guide:

Scrub lightly with an old toothbrush, warm water and dish soap. Buff gently with a clean cloth and store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn.

Sterling Silver

Our 925 Sterling Silver is alloyed in-house and comprises of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.

We are currently transitioning to offering our ready-to-wear collection in Fairmined sterling silver exclusively and are happy to create any recycled silver piece in Fairmined upon request.

Care Guide:

Remove your jewellery before exercising or working with machinery, washing your hands or showering. Re-polish with a rouge cloth and store in a dry place when not being worn.

Diamonds

We use a range of ethically sourced diamonds from in-house recycling to CanadaMark, Lab Growns to Salt & Peppers. Whatever diamond you fall in love with, rest assured that all of our diamond partners abide by following all aspects of the Kimberley Process and that your diamond is conflict-free.

We primarily work with VS1 to Si2 natural, untreated diamonds and be sure to check out the products descriptions for the exact specifications.

Care Guide:

Use an old toothbrush & dish soap to lightly scrub the stone, removing any grease or built up dirt.

Gemstones

Sapphires & Rubies

Sapphires

Our Sapphires are sourced through ethically focused suppliers predominately mined in Madagascar & Sri Lanka. We work with AAA - Commercial grade stones and don’t believe in excluding a stone due to imperfections as this further worsens the problems of the mining industry. 

Rubies

The “king of gems,” Ruby is one of the world’s oldest and most revered gemstones. It is also one of the rarest. We source our rubies exclusively from Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Madagascar in order to avoid the dilution of conflict-stones.

Care Guide:

Sapphires & rubies are of the same Corundum mineral family and are rated “excellent” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

Emeralds

We work with a range of in-house recycled and sourced Emeralds exhibiting the most luscious green hues. We use Emeralds sourced from Columbia, Brazil, and India within our ready to wear collection.

Care Guide:

Emerald is rated “fair to good” for everyday wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Opals

The colours of the rainbow. The glow of the Northern Lights. The dramatic flash of summer lightning. Our opals are exclusively sourced from Australia & Ethiopia in order to provide you with the upmost quality with such a precious stone, predominately working with A+ grade in order to accommodate longevity. 

Care Guide:

Opal is rated “fair” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.