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Craftsmanship & Ethics

Heirloom Quality

Laura Preshong Ethical Fine Jewelry is designed and fabricated in the South End of Boston Massachusetts, using engineering, technology and old world jewelry making techniques. We hand create an exclusive 'small batch' heirloom quality jewelry not available in mass produced, high volume jewelry manufacturing. Our Design process involves skilled jewelry designers using advanced computer aided design software (CAD) to assist in the research and development of our ethical jewelry pieces. The designs are printed in wax, then cast one at a time into the precious metal of your choice. The jewelry pieces are hand filed, sanded and soldered to ready for stone setting. The Ethical Diamonds and Fair Trade Gemstones are set by hand using traditional hand setting tools and classic setting techniques. The fine jewelry pieces are then sanded and polished to a satin or high polish finish. All Laura Preshong Ethical Fine Jewelry is guaranteed to be made of the highest quality materials and jewelry fabrication,
designed to last a lifetime.

Environment

We at Laura Preshong are dedicated to environmentally sound low impact manufacturing, which means we use very little large scale manufacturing or chemical processes in our production. All of our ethical fine jewelry is entirely made in our South End Boston studio with no overseas outsourcing ever. In our office and studio we have implemented energy saving measures like using 100% recycled packaging materials and paper, and energy saving LED lighting. We love and respect Mother Nature! Many of the Laura Preshong designs are inspired by nature in and around the Arnold Arboretum. We are dedicated to preserving our natural resources, and preserving the beauty of nature and the purity of our environment for all to enjoy and find inspiration in.

100% Recycled Metals

All of the precious metals used in Laura Preshong Ethical Fine Jewelry, Engagement Rings and Wedding Rings are mine free and 100% recycled. Our precious metals supplier has met the standards for and received an SCS Certification for their use of 100% recycled metals. SCS is a global leader in verification of environmental and sustainability claims with internationally recognized standards. This certification ensures all of the companies manufactured precious metals products. like earring posts and chain, is certified 100% recycled content. Read more about
Our Ethics and Guarantee.

Ethical Diamond Sourcing

Our Laura Preshong Ethical Diamond Collection is certified socially and environmentally responsible, with all diamonds purchased through the DTC, a partnership between the new De Beers Group and the Botswana government. We offer Authentic Botswana DTC and Certified Canadian Diamonds mined by De Beers Diamond Company, in collaboration with the governments of Canada and Botswana. All Canadian diamonds are inscribed with a Maple Leaf or a CanadaMark serial number, and/or is accompanied with a government issued Canadian Certificate of Authenticity that correlates to the GIA grading report. We provide a CanadaMark card with all of our ethical diamonds. These modern Canadian and African diamond sources insure our clients that the diamonds purchased through Laura Preshong are ethical diamonds without connection to conflict, or humanitarian atrocities, and are directly related to supporting economic and social development in Botswana, southern Africa and the Canadian Northwest Territories. We use only Canadian diamond melee(small diamonds), sourced in the Canadian Northwest Territories, in all of our ethical fine jewelry designs.

Ethical Gemstone Sourcing

All Laura Preshong natural sapphires and gemstones are sourced from trustworthy, ethical gemstone suppliers within the United States. These suppliers supply written statements stating that they adhere to The Patriot Act. In addition our main supplier sends experts from within their U.S. and Bangkok offices who visit regularly all of their suppliers and cutter facilities to insure that they comply with socially responsible company sanctioned labor practices. Our sapphires are all selected from reliable suppliers who guarantee their origin to be Sri Lanka.

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