“Jewelry is a reflection of your relationship with your body. How and what your jewelry is made from is a reflection of your relationship with the world.” – Michelle Pajak-Reynolds
Sustainability isn’t just doing one thing; it’s doing a lot of little things that add up to create a better world for all. A rapidly changing world means there is always something new all of us can do towards creating a healthier environment for everyone. Michelle Pajak-Reynolds is dedicated to always considering the impacts her jewelry designs have on the planet and all of the creatures on it.
By committing to the following best practices, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Studios is working towards reducing the environmental costs of jewelry manufacturing.
Build sustainable supply chains
Use recycled precious metals in all jewelry collections
Offer Fairmined™ gold and sterling silver as options for custom designs (jewelry collections featuring 100% Fairmined™ precious metals are coming in the autumn of 2019!)
Build relationships with U.S. based suppliers who use renewable energy sources in the manufacturing of their products
Use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, gift boxes and packaging
Form long-term relationships with suppliers, retailers and jewelry collectors who share our ethical values
Ethical Business Practices
We are a member of Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA), an organization committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and professionalism within the jewelry industry, and proudly abide by their Code of Ethics.
We are a Fairmined gold and silver license holder. Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from responsible Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). It is backed by a rigorous 3rd party certification and audit system that ensures that small entrepreneurial mining communities meet world leading standards for responsible practices. Fairmined transforms mining into an active force for good, delivering social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold they can be proud of. The supply chain is traceable through Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and SCS Global Services. View our license
Create jewelry of the highest quality that will be enjoyed and passed down through multiple generations
Teach customers the best ways to care for and store their jewelry so their pieces will last beyond their lifetime