Sourcing and Sustainability
committed to conducting our business responsibly
Misahara loves this planet and while we create beautiful jewelry, we also want to help preserve the place that has inspired our designs. We make every effort to remain sustainable by using recycled gold, repurposing stones, and reimagining designs on a regular basis. All of our gemstones are sourced from ethical mines where the workers are treated fairly and the communities are supported. A great example of this is our partner Gemfields (Sustainability | Our Approach | Gemfields), a UK-based emerald and ruby mine. They make tremendous efforts to give back to the local areas in Africa where the incredible gems are sourced.
In addition, Misahara's diamonds are sourced from Kimberley-certified sources and are not involved in funding conflicts. To prevent the sale of conflict diamonds, governments, our industry, and human-rights groups established the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in 2002, which today regulates 99% of the rough diamond supply.
Jewelers of America
Misahara is also part of Jewelers of America (About Jewelers of America | Jewelers of America), a renowned organization that only allows members who adhere to responsible jewelry-making. Since 1906, Jewelers of America has been ensuring consumer trust in the jewelry industry and its products. As the leading non-profit jewelry association in the United States, Jewelers of America advocates professionalism and and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards.
"I love nature and protecting this planet is a constant mission of mine. At Misahara we are always seeking out new ways to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. Our Gold Card, for example, was created with the intention of eliminating paper business cards. I am passionate about reimagining pieces that have sat around in my clients jewelry boxes and transforming them into designs they will wear and love everyday. Whenever possible, we find stones that some might consider scraps but I use them in our Collections, like the raw sliced diamonds in Mosaic Ice. Recycled gold is a material we are proud to use in our production. Our manufacturing partners are ethical in their practices. I find most of my inspiration, peace and joy with Mother Nature and the only way to keep her happy and beautiful is for everyone to do their small part. Misahara will continuously find new ways to be responsible in how we conduct business and I hope everyone is mindful of their daily actions that can help preserve this incredible planet called Earth."
- Lepa Galeb-Roskopp