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Article: Handcrafted to Last - Embracing the Circular Economy in Luxury Jewellery

Handcrafted to Last - Embracing the Circular Economy in Luxury Jewellery

Repair, Reuse, Recycle

Gold is a metal treasured not only for its enduring lustre but also for its exceptional capacity to be reborn, reimagined, and revived. At Claude and Me Jewellery, we cherish the deep history and personal stories carried by each piece of jewellery. Our repair, reuse, and recycle program is designed to honour these narratives, ensuring the longevity of your precious pieces while fostering a sustainable future.

Timeless Transformation

Gold’s ability to be melted down and reshaped countless times allows us to breathe new life into every piece, transforming aged heirlooms into modern treasures without depleting further resources. This process not only maintains the intrinsic value of gold but also its storied past, connecting one generation to the next through lovingly preserved family

Old scrap gold be prepped before melting

 Old gold being prepped and moments before melting into a bar.

Quality over Quantity

Across the jewellery industry, there is a growing focus on using high-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship to create pieces that last. By prioritising durability over disposability, the industry encourages consumers to invest in jewellery that can withstand the test of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimising waste.

Reviving Heirlooms

Our approach to reworking heirlooms at Claude and Me Jewellery is about more than preservation—it’s about connection. By delicately restoring and sometimes reimagining these pieces, we help maintain the emotional bonds they represent. Each restoration is a continuation of its story, told through the lens of contemporary design but rooted in its original sentiment.

 

“I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Claude and Me Jewellery. A much-loved gold bangle needed some love after 20+ years of wear and tear, so after an initial consultation, I was advised that I could melt down the gold and start again. There is a story to my bangle and to know that it could be brought back to life made me so happy. My bangle is new again, and I absolutely love it”

A Wider Ripple Effect

In the jewellery industry, embracing the circular economy is key to sustainable practice. At Claude and Me Jewellery, we’re committed to leading this movement, proving that the paths of heritage, beauty, and ecological responsibility can seamlessly merge.

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