"Metal mining - and gold mining in particular - is one of the most environmentally destructive types of mining"
Metal mining - and gold mining 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.
By using recycled metals, we decrease the global demand for newly mined gold and diminish the environmentally and socially destructive effects of dirty gold and other metal mining practices. Because precious metals can be recycled repeatedly with no degradation in quality, they are a naturally renewable resource.
Siebke Hoyt's reclaimed metals come from numerous post-consumer resources, including existing jewelry and industrial - use metals. Every custom piece we cast is made with 100% recycled and re-refined precious metals. Because our reclaimed gold, silver, and platinum are re-refined back into their pure elements, they are identical quality to newly mined metals.
Siebke Hoyt also encourages our customers to recycle their own gold and platinum jewelry that they no longer wear. We will gladly accept and recycle any gold, silver or platinum jewelry, and will offer a credit towards any Siebke Hoyt purchase of equal or greater value based on current metal prices.