I love jewelry just as much as the next gal, but not at the expense of the earth and others. So I took the extra steps to ensure my production practices align with my ethos. The result? Beautiful and meaningful jewelry for the discerning woman who wants to look good and feel good.
All Westland Jewelry is cast in 100% recycled metal, which comes from post consumer products, such as already existing jewelry, electronics, and hardware. Recycled metal is identical in quality to newly mined metals, but without the environmental destruction and human rights violations caused by the metal mining industry.
Recycled or Fair-Trade Gemstones
Westland Jewelry uses only recycled or fair-trade diamonds and gemstones.
- Our recycled stones have previously adorned an already existing piece of jewelry. Using recycled stones, instead of mining new ones, reduces waste and environmental destruction.
- Our fair-trade stones come from mines that adhere to environmental and social standards, such as paying fair wages and providing safe and comfortable working conditions.
Socially Responsible Production
Once a wax model is complete, it is cast by a professional foundry. I took a wax casting class so I could understand the craft, but decided it was not for me. That being said, I still wanted to be involved in the process. I decided to go with a small family owned and operated foundry so that I could oversee production. In this age of fast fashion where brands are pumping out products quickly and cheaply, its often the makers who suffer. Transparency in production is the first step toward increasing awareness of common production practices and setting a good example to others in the industry. I create the original model of each piece in my home-studio before it's sent to a small family owned and operated foundry in Los Angeles where they are cast into recycled precious metals. Because manufacturing happens locally, I can be involved in every step of the process from casting to finishing to stone setting.
Being a Vegan influences my fashion choices, including the jewelry I wear and make. As a Vegan brand, I don't use animals or animal-derived products in any way, including, but not limited to, leather, animal hair, feathers, bone, silk, wool, pearl, shell, or coral.
Peace Of Mind
Rest assured that Westland Jewelry provides beauty without compromise. I want you to know that when you wear Westland, it is not at the expense of the planet or its inhabitants.