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Type of Jewellery: Contemporary, hand forged wedding rings and sea glass jewellery, from eco-friendly, ethically sourced and fairtrade materials
Collections: Wedding and civil partnership rings, engagement rings, bridal jewellery, sea glass jewellery, everyday jewellery
Materials: Recycled fairtrade / fairmined gold and silver, fairtrade gemstones and recycled diamonds. Genuine sea glass
Origin of Materials: Ethically sourced; Recycled from industry and vintage jewellery; Fairtrade gemstones; Gemstones and gold from fairtrade supply chain
Method of Production: Hand forging, hand setting, traditional goldsmithing techniques, minimal finishing by Kate Pearse in her Devon studio by the sea. Kate has been a registered fairtrade jeweller since January 2015
Online Sales: Yes
Conflict Free: Yes
Glasswing Jewellery - Hand Forged & Ethical
Glasswing Jewellery was established in Cornwall in 2005, by goldsmith Kate Pearse. She continues to develop her range of hand forged, eco-friendly and ethical jewellery, having relocated in early 2016, she now works in a gorgeous workshop on the South Devon coast, just 1/2 hour from the beautiful city of Exeter.
My work is inspired by the infinite forms and beauty of the natural world, particularly the coastal and dramatic moorland region in which I live and work. I love clean lines, and warm, rustic, organic textures.
I've been working almost exclusively with ethically sourced gemstones and recycled precious metals for over 7 years. Specialising in contemporary engagement rings and wedding rings I make almost everything to order. I enjoy designing jewellery in consultation with individual customers to create bespoke, personal pieces destined to last a lifetime, and become the heirlooms of the future.
I source fairtrade gemstones from specialist suppliers. They are fully traceable to the mines from which they are extracted, through the cutting and importing processes. I use recycled and fairtrade / fairmined gold and silver from eco-friendly bullion dealers here in the UK and the US. I consider the recycled diamonds I source,to be the ultimate non-conflict choice, most of which are GIA certified. I can also source ethical new mined diamonds, and find stones to suit all budgets.
I also specialise in sea glass jewellery and rings, using genuine sea glass (or "beach glass") found on the beaches of Devon, Cornwall and throughout the world.
A very small selection of jewellery and rings is sometimes available for immediate dispatch.
Handmade in the UK, delivered worldwide.