SUSTAINABILITY · ETHICS
sustainability · ethics
We produce sustainably, responsibly and ethically. Aside from being cruelty- and conflict-free, our jewelry and packaging is produced from sustainable materials. For every purchase we plant a tree and you are given the opportunity to donate the shipping costs to support a charity that brings clean and safe water to families around the world.
As for our handmade jewelry we use recycled 14k gold, sustainably sourced freshwater pearls and lab grown diamonds. We have decided to use responsibly grown lab diamonds because they are guaranteed conflict-free and carbon-neutral. Mined diamonds can cause a lot of blood, sweat and tears and we are committed to avoid any sort of cruel labor, violence or damage to the environment. Lab grown diamonds shine just as brilliantly as mined diamonds and align with our values.
Our packaging is made from recycled and certified materials and we focus on working with European suppliers to avoid long shipping distances. As filling material we use biodegradable packing peanuts that can easily be dissolved in water.
We are committed to fair working conditions for everyone involved in creating our beautiful jewelry. We hold our cooperation partners to high standards. Our small manufacture guarantees ethical work conditions and fair pay for all employees and is dedicated to create a wholesome, supportive working environments.
While we design the jewelry in-house in Switzerland, the production is outsourced. The manufacturer we work with is based partly in the United States of America and partly in Germany. It is managed and operated by a small group of young and dedicated professionals with whom we had the pleasure of working with closely.
Transparency, sustainability and social good are at the very heart of the sourcing and manufacturing program. Our manufacturer works tirelessly to identify and secure facilities and suppliers that can meet their strict requirements and share their goals.
Our manufacturer's commitment to sustainability encompasses every element of the supply chain, from the mine to the factory to the office and even to the consumer packaging that carries each piece.
They pride themselves in the relationships they have with trusted partners around the world. Facilities not directly managed by the manufacturer must undergo regular audits to ensure compliance with their strict standards. They ensure that customers receive the highest-quality pieces that effortlessly reflect their brand and values.
Our manufacturer is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellry Council (RJC), conforms with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and is SCS Recycled Content Certified (SCS Global Service). Furthermore they act in accordance with the following standards:
- LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance
- DMCC Practical Guidance for Market Participants in the Gold and Precious Metals Industry
- World Gold Council Conflict-Free Gold Standard
- Gemological Institute of America
- International Colored Gemstone Association
- American Gem Society
- Kimberley Process
The collaboration between the manufacturer and LIVA Studios is based on respect, trust, reliability, and satisfaction for both sides and has been nothing but a pleasant experience.
To reduce our carbon footprint, we are partnering with One Tree Planted. For every purchase made from our website, one tree will be planted. Therewith our customers help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, provide habitat to 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity, provide jobs and absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere.
In addition to our constant tree-planting project, we give you the opportunity to donate your shipping costs to Charity: Water. The charity partners with experienced local organizations who build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world. On top, we support various projects that are close to our hearts - check in with us every few months to discover a new project!
Because we are not perfect, we are continuously working towards a more sustainable way of working. As we move forward, transparency is a matter of course for us.
With our conscious customer community we have the power to change the world and make an impact.
“Little by little, a little becomes a lot.”