When you see the "RECYCLED" logo, you can be sure you’re doing your part to help the ecology.
Joseph Schubach Jewelers prides itself in our responsible, earth-friendly practices and a deep sense of community awareness. That means we care about the effect our business has on the planet. In conjunction with the Harmony Metals program from Hoover and Strong, one of the greenest metal suppliers in the industry, we create pieces of jewelry that make you feel good on the outside and the inside!
How do recycled metals help the ecology?
The extracting method of precious metals and gems can be a very destructive process. Miners often use excavation and
extraction techniques that are both dangerous to the environment and to themselves. It is theorized that one gold ring generates up to
20 tons of mine waste. That’s a lot of waste for a little ring!
By moving toward recycled materials, you lessen your impact on the earth while looking stylish
and feeling good about an eco-smart purchase!
Are recycled metals as high quality as non-recycled metals?
Precious metals can be repeatedly recycled with no degradation in quality.
Gold and other metals are refined in order to remove impurities. Since gold and silver are elements, they are the same in the pure form, regardless of the source. There is absolutely no difference in the quality of the product you buy.
But there is a difference in how you feel purchasing recycled metals. It’s good to know that your jewelry purchase did not harm the ecosystem and you’re doing your part for this green planet!
Where do recycled metals come from?
Recycled metals come from you!
We strongly encourage you to recycle jewelry you no longer wear. Not only do you receive financial compensation for your older pieces,
you contribute to an ever-increasing eco-friendly process.
Your old, unused gold and platinum jewelry may be worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Joseph Schubach Jewelers will buy your old gold and platinum jewelry outright or apply it to a new purchase. We buy gold jewelry, platinum jewelry and diamonds over 1ct. Contact a representative for details: 888-724-8222 or visit our gold and jewelry buying page.
What about gems?
Diamond alternatives are becoming increasingly popular among the eco-conscious jewelry shopper and are almost impossible to differentiate from mined diamonds. Gems like moissanite not only match mined diamonds in many areas but actually surpass in certain qualities. Gemesis cultured diamonds continue to grow in popularity because of the high-quality,
fancy colored diamond alternatives they produce. And Radiance® Diamond Simulants are also making a big splash in the high quality and low
impact diamond alternatives market.
Many celebrities now endorse synthetic diamonds because of the controversies surrounding mined diamonds.
But more than just a star-studded trend, this is a movement that's here to stay. Your jewelry says a lot about you....now, more than ever!
What about your natural diamonds?
Our mined diamonds are in accordance with the Kimberley process also known as KPCS. It is a process introduced by a United Nations resolution that is designed to certify the origin of rough diamonds from sources which are free of conflict fueled by diamond production.