Zoe Pook Ethical Engagement Rings & Jewellery
Commission a bespoke piece of ethically sourced jewellery
Is it much more expensive to have your ring custom made?
Not necessarily. Obviously compared to mass produced, offshore manufactured ethical jewellery brands for engagement and wedding rings - yes a bespoke, hand-made ring will be more expensive. However, comparing like for like, a custom designed ring should cost you no more than a ring in a reputable jewellers. Often bespoke jewellers will be smaller operators who don't have to cover the high overheads of multiple outlets, employees, bills etc and so can pass on these savings to customers.
How do I get an engagement ring for my girlfriend?
We can either make you a unique, bespoke design or you can choose one from our Fairtrade Gold Collection, or if you like the look of an engagement ring from the gallery page of our ethical engagement rings and diamond engagement rings we can create something similar.
Is ethical or recycled gold the same as normal gold?
Yes. There is actually no such thing as ‘old’ gold – when vintage jewellery is melted down and refined to remove impurities, what is left is gold, pure and simple.
As for ethical gold, the only difference is that the miners who panned or mined for the gold receive a fair price for their efforts. This is also true for ethical diamonds. The communities who rely on the gold mine/alluvial gold fields profit from the sale of the gold and receive assistance from government and NGO’s to set up educational and social projects and the environment surrounding the mine benefits from the lack of harsh chemicals used and the strict water recycling system. This arrangement is fair trade and the first in Australia.
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