Sustainable jewellery brand Lebrusan Studio has announced it will now offer recycled diamonds across its collections.
The ethical jewellers said the offering forms “a conscious movement” towards greater use of recycled materials, as well as an “overall realignment and focusing” of their brand.
The vintage diamonds will date back more than 20 years, with each one featuring unique cuts. Every diamond will also be thoroughly assessed for scratches and marks before use.
“Because most antique diamonds are cut by hand,” says the brand, “they possess a character that can’t be emulated. Each reclaimed stone is unique and full of personality; and we love them for that.”
Since Lebrusan Studio first began in 2008, the brand has focused on sustainability and ethical trading, offering 100% recycled platinum, gold and silver as well as Fairmind Ecological Gold. In 2011, Lebrusan became one of the UK’s first ever Fairtrade Gold licensees.
Arabel Lebrusan, founder and designer of the Lebrusan Studio, said: “We’re in a state of climate emergency. Global warming has reached crisis point.
“No matter how fairly traded or carefully sourced, newly mined materials use up valuable resources. It’s vital that we slow down the rate at which we’re currently consuming water, land and energy.”
The launch of this initiative follows news that Lebrusan has been shortlisted for the National Association of Jewellers’ ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award’.