It is very important to us here at We Are Arrow that we produce jewellery that is fairly sourced and ethical in its making.
Our blue, green, and yellow sapphires are from Queensland, Australia. The stones are untreated, ethically mined, and transparently sourced. Our diamond supplier is also an ethical source, and we are happy to provide proof that they follow the Kimberley Process.
In terms of metals, a portion of the metal we use is recycled right here in London in Hatton Garden, the jewellery district. We create jewellery via "lost wax casting" -- we carve your piece in wax, it is then used to create a plaster mould which is filled with metal, producing an exact copy of the wax. This does make it difficult to trace precise recycling percentages and the original source of the metal.
However, should your metal's traceability be important to you, we are happy to send your piece through either 100% recycled casting or fairtrade/fairmined casting.
Our chains and various other findings are sourced from a certified supplier of fairtrade and fairmined golds since 2011. They, in turn, also only do business with ft/fm suppliers.