Argent Silversmith

sustainability + ethics

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Argent is about creating unique pieces with the least impact on the earth and its residents - every piece is made using recycled or ethically sourced metals, reusing pearls and stones when possible, ensuring an ethical and sustainable process from sourcing to packaging.

 

carbon offsetting

reducing waste and minimising our carbon output is primordial at Argent - every piece is made by hand in a renewable energy powered studio, using a minimal amount of electricity and gas. At Argent we calculate our carbon footprint  in order to offset it through financing rewilding and reforestation programmes within Australia and worldwide.

World Land Trust carbon balanced programme

World Land Trust carbon balanced programme

Takayna campaign - Bob Brown foundation

Takayna campaign - Bob Brown foundation

 

recycled + ethically sourced materials

all sterling and fine silver wire and sheet used to make Argent pieces are made from 100% recycled silver, manufactured by a local supplier within Australia 

the 9K and 18K solid gold wire and sheet are made with a combination of recycled metals and sustainably and ethically mined pure gold

all silver and gold scraps are recycled for reuse so there is zero wastage of precious materials

the pearls are repurposed from string necklaces and the opals are sourced from ethical and sustainable mines within Australia

recycling sterling silver from scraps & offcuts

recycling sterling silver from scraps & offcuts

 
 

packaging

the aim for Argent packaging is for it to be reusable, recyclable, recycled and ethically produced - you can reuse your cotton bags to store jewellery or precious possessions, cardboard boxes to send or offer gifts to loved ones; and recycle or reuse the paper, cardboard and tissue paper. Choose which parcel you would like to receive your pieces in: compostable or reusable / degradable / recyclable, each one created from limestone waste or plants by the amazing Better Packaging Co and powered by solar energy.

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