Making the world's most ethical wedding ring involves more than just the materials we use.
At Good Gold we reduce our environmental footprint wherever possible. All our packaging is made from recycled material that can be reused or recycled and printed with eco-friendly inks.
Good Gold uses citric acid for our pickling solution so there are no chemicals washed down the drains. Our jewellers make their own sanding sticks instead of buying readymade throw away ones. Every bit of dust and filings get sent back to our metal supplier to be reused.
Good Gold is a certified living wage employer. We live in New Zealand, so all workers get at least four weeks of paid holidays every year, sick leave and 22 weeks paid parental leave.
Good Gold is in the process of becoming a B-Corp business which has given us so much inspiration for ways we can improve.
We donate a percentage of our profits to The Toolbox Initiative, an organisation that supports jewellers in West Africa that don't have access to tools, supplies and metals.
From the Toolbox Initiative Website:
"A jeweller in West Africa will typically own a hammer, pliers or tweezers and a few other odds and ends that they keep in a handmade toolbox. They must rely on their ingenuity because commercial tools are rarely available. The Toolbox Initiative aims to address this imbalance. We hope that this exchange forges important connections and deepens the bond between jewellers everywhere."