Laura Preshong jewelry is designed and fabricated using engineering, science and old world craftsmanship to create a jewelry quality not available in mass produced jewelry manufacturing. Our process involves skilled jewelry designers using advanced computer aided design software to assist in the designing of our pieces. Pieces are then cast one at a time, hand forged and soldered to ready for setting, gemstones are set by hand using age old setting tools and all finishing from sanding to polish are done by hand in our Boston studio. All Laura Preshong Ethical Fine Jewelry is guaranteed to be made of the highest quality materials and jewelry fabrication, designed to last a lifetime.
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 jewelry is entirely made in Boston Massachusetts, no overseas outsourcing ever. In our office and studio we have implemented energy saving measures and use recycled packaging materials and paper, and overall have a very low carbon footprint. We love and respect Mother Nature and many of Laura Preshong designs are inspired by nature in and around the Arnold Arboretum. We are dedicated to preserving our natural resources, limiting consumerism, and preserving the beauty of nature and the purity of our environment for our children to enjoy and find inspiration in.
All of the metals used in Laura Preshong's fine jewelry pieces 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 gold product is certified 100% recycled content. Learn more about recycled precious metals.
We use only Canadian diamond melee, sourced in the Canadian Northwest Territories, in all of our jewelry designs. Our large diamonds are certified socially and environmentally ethical and are purchased through the DTC, a partnership between the new De Beers Group and the Botswana government. We also offer Certified Canadian Diamonds. All Canadian diamonds are government controlled and inscribed with a Maple Leaf or a CanadaMark serial number, or is accompanied with a government issued Canadian Certificate of Authenticity that correlates to the GIA grading report. These modern diamond sources insure our clients that the diamonds purchased through Laura Preshong are ethical 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. Read more about the DTC here.
All Laura Preshong natural sapphires and gemstones are sourced from trustworthy, ethical gemstone suppliers within the United States. These suppliers supply written statements showing 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.