Joining an illustrious list of over 20 other designers from around the world, Arabel has donated one of her designs, which will be auctioned off to raise some of the funds needed to increase awareness about the toxic connection between gold mining and mercury.
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is the leading cause of mercury pollution in the world, says Pure Earth, accounting for over 30% of global emissions.
About 10% to 25% of the world’s total gold supply comes from artisanal gold mining.
Jewellery connoisseurs can bid until April 23rd for the Arabel Lebrusan Filigree Links Ring, which was lovingly hand crafted from mercury-free gold, responsibly mined in Peru.
The same ring design, one of Arabel’s best-selling, is also available to buy online, in 100% recycled silver plated with 18ct Yellow Gold.
Every Arabel Lebrusan ethical jewellery collection is produced sustainably using traceable materials, so the consumer can know confidently exactly where it comes from and who made it.
Arabel says: “Responsible precious metals and gems sourcing is the only way to go to protect our global economies. I believe that we can use the beautiful materials that come from the Earth, without harming it. But to make this happen, first we must all agree to ask the right questions, simplify supply chains and share knowledge"
“I am steadfastly committed to the sustainability and traceability of all materials and believe that jewellery should be beautiful inside and out."
Decadence with conscience
Arabel Lebrusan took her Masters in Jewellery Design at Central St Martins and went on to become Creative Director at Leblas Jewellery, leaving two years later to create her own brand of unique designs. Arabel commissions only the best craftsman in the UK and her native Spain and insisting on precious metals and gemstones that have been sustainably and ethically sourced.
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