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Ethical Sourcing

Conflict-free diamonds & ethical sourcing

At Wharton Goldsmith, we’re committed to the ethical production of handcrafted jewellery. We believe that you deserve to know where we source our materials, whether you’re purchasing a unique Christopher Wharton design or are having a family heirloom repaired at our workshop.

You can rest assured that all of our materials are responsibly sourced. From our recycled precious metals that feed into our support of sustainability in the jewellery industry to our conflict-free diamonds.


Recycled precious metals

We understand the environmental cost of mining for precious metals and consequently are committed to their recycling. In practice, this means we provide a gold and platinum refining service.

You give us your unwanted gold or platinum jewellery and we will melt it down and refine in on-site at our St. Albans workshop. These precious metals can then be reused in the creation of bespoke jewellery in the skilled hands of our expert goldsmiths and master jewellers.

 

Conflict-free diamonds

We are proud to be a part of the Kimberly Process, a worldwide commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain by ensuring diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards.

This means we never buy diamonds from unknown online sources and instead only buy from official Diamond Trading Company sightholders; that is, companies on the De Beers Global Sightholder Sales's (DBGSS) list of authorised bulk purchasers of rough diamonds.

The De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company and its diamonds are all certified as conflict-free. As such the De Beers Group fully supports the Kimberley Process.

Our promise to you

When you choose Wharton Goldsmith, you’ll get more than a timeless piece of jewellery and a highly personalised service. You’ll also be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the production of your jewellery meets the highest ethical standards in the industry today.


We are proud to be a part of the Kimberly Process, a worldwide commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain.

This means we only buy from official DTC sightholders and never from unknown online sources that every single diamond featured in our jewellery collection is conflict-free.

The Kimberley Process are in place to guarantee that diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards.

With Wharton Goldsmith, you not only walk away with a timeless piece of jewellery but with peace of mind too.

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS TRAVEL TO US

"I can wholeheartedly recommend Whartons for extra personal customer service, extensive product knowledge and care with a wonderful on-site workshop."

Mrs. Sacha Cole

"It is always a pleasure to deal with Wharton Goldsmith. The staff are very welcoming, always professional and the quality of their work outstanding. I have had jewellery made, purchased jewellery, had rings sized and items valued. On each occasion I have been extremely happy with the service and quality of work received."

Mrs. N Johnston

 

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