At Culturesse, we believe it is important to conduct business activities in an environmentally responsible way. We are proud to announce that Culturesse has joined the Global Fashion Agenda for the practice of sustainability in fashion industry.
COVID 19 has made us rethink our role and responsibilities for sourcing sustainable and hypoallergenic materials in jewellery design and crafting. Our upcoming collections will focus on solid sterling silver, gold vermeil, and ethically mined stones, natural and ethically cultured pearls to create pieces that tick the box for style, sustainability and endurance.
When it comes to material selection, being ethical and sustainable to our environment is critical to us. For the metal base, we use nickel-free environmentally friendly metals including brass, copper, and stainless steel. We also use quality solid sterling silver and platinum. When it comes to plating, we use a range of gold-plating varying from 14K to 24K gold plate. Our 18K, 22K, 24K gold plate are of a minimum of 2.5 microns and are tarnish-resistant. Our gold-filled jewellery uses the technique of ‘rolled gold’, which is a different process to gold plating, ensuring a much thicker bond of gold to the metal. Our gold vermeil jewellery uses solid sterling silver (as a requirement for gold vermeil jewellery) for the metal base and has a minimum of 2.5 microns of gold plating ensuring a rich, smooth and luxurious gold shine. When cared for properly, our gold filled and gold plated jewellery holds its original shine for a lifetime. You can find out more information about our material use in Culturesse Metal Integrity Assurance Policy here. You can find more information about our gold plating here.
We source natural pearls from around the world favouring pearls are natural or are cultured sustainably to help support the environment and marine habitat.
For gems, we use various precious and semi-precious stones such as natural emerald, rose quartz, clear quartz, smoky quartz, agate, crystal, Swarovski crystal, Austrian white crystal, cubic zirconia and crystal diamantes that are ethically mined and produced.
Our classic jewellery boxes are thoughtfully crafted to endure and reduce waste. Our mailing packaging boxes are 100% recyclable and reusable.