Together with its sister company Kalevala Jewelry, the company ran a two-year project to investigate ethical alternatives for sourcing gold. The firm settled on recycled gold as being the most ethical and ecologically sustainable alternative to mining.
In response to the new strategic direction, Lapponia’s gold supplier has developed its quality management system and now claims that all gold raw material delivered to Lapponia Jewelry is recycled.
Helsinki, where Lapponia Jewelry is based, has been chosen as the World Design Capital for 2012 in recognition of its design and handcraft heritage.
The firm said in a statement: “As the next responsible step – and for the added benefit of consumers – Lapponia Jewelry will, in April 2012, adopt the GIA [Gemological Institute of America] standards for communicating and verifying the value of the diamonds used in each piece of Lapponia diamond jewellery according to the highest international standards.”