We strive for our footprint to be as minimal as possible, creating lasting works of art from thoughtfully sourced materials. Each element of the process reflects these principles. We have not embarked on this alone- we have partnered with Christina Miller and Maggie Gabos ethical jewelry consulting to guide our way.
The Butterfly Mark
Thesis Gems and Jewelry was awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury in 2018. "The Butterfly Mark identifies the luxury brands that meet the highest standards of verified innovation and environmental performance, offering transparency at points of sale and equipping consumers to make more informed purchasing decisions." See more about Thesis Gems and Jewelry and Positive Luxury here.
1% for the Planet
As a member of 1% For The Planet, we are committed to a legal obligation to give 1% of our gross sales directly to organizations that fight for a cleaner, healthier planet such as WIRES Wildlife Rescue in Australia working currently to ameliorate the destruction of the raging wildfires, and the California Coastkeeper Alliance.
Our jewelry is made by hand using ancient techniques; hand fabrication from a raw block of precious metal, or hand carved wax casting. We have always prioritized reuse, recycling and non toxic metal-smithing products, and now our workshop is going off the grid with solar paneling. More to come on this soon!
We want our packaging to be a gift in its own right- and move away from the disposable. We designed a precious pouch made from grass fed, vegetable dyed leather which is crafted by hand in San Francisco by the heirloom family company Glaser Designs. Our boxes are made from 100% post consumer recycled paper materials.