MONARC JEWELLERY

ABOUT

Monarc is based in London with an emphasis on craftmanship, premium materials and bespoke service. Its objective is to create modern, classic jewellery to be worn now and passed on to future generations. Founder Ella Drake originally hails from New Zealand, coming to the jewellery trade via a lucrative career in modelling. It was through booking a shoot with Vogue Gioiello (Vogue Jewellery edition) that she cemented her passion for fine jewellery, before going on to study at the prestigious Florence campus of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Monarc Jewellery is beautifully created by master goldsmiths, it’s luxurious and practical enough to be worn every day. For Monarc, jewellery expresses love, relationships, families, and moments that deserve to be marked. Monarc jewellery is designed to stand the test of time!

MADE IN UK, ITALY, THAILAND

BASED IN UK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL

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SUSTAINABILITY LABELS

RECYCLED

More than 90% of precious metals (silver and gold) in Monarc product is produced by recycled waste. Their precious metal products are produced by recycled waste or alluvial gold from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. The refining processes of silver, gold, palladium and platinum have been developed with environmental sustainability in mind.

NATURAL MATERIALS

They work with factory grown diamonds which are 100% traceable and guaranteed to be cartel-free. Some of their recycled gold is also fairtrade but because they produce in a workshop where fairtrade and non fairtrade metal is used, they are not currently fully certified as being fairtrade.

DYES

Their jewellery pouches are left undyed. They have very limited use of dyes on their packaging printing, which are toxin/chemical free. Water-based inks are used on their pouches, and their suppliers’ screens are cleaned with water. They use ‘debossing’ and ‘embossing’ as a technique to eliminate the use of printing with dyes.

ETHICAL

Their workshops are based in London, UK, Vicenza, Italy (chain and components) and Chonburi, Thailand. They monthly visit their EU suppliers & workshops, bi-annually their workshop in Asia. Their employees are paid above the minimum wage – set by them and workshop. Staff at their workshop in Asia also have health and childcare benefits for themselves and family members.

PACKAGING

They work with European-based packaging supplier who guarantees responsible production and observance of eco-regulations, they use recycled and/or FSC certified suppliers for their jewellery boxes. They use un-dyed deadstock cotton pouches for their jewellery. They use oxo-biodegradable or bags made from corn starch to ship parcels from their suppliers.

ENERGY

Their diamond foundry located in San Francisco uses solar and wind power to grow the diamonds and it is also carbon neutral.

WASTE

Within their workshops in London and New Zealand, they re-use all packaging internally and have a strict policy around single-use plastic.

SOCIAL IMPACT

They donate 10% of their sales profits from december sales to the Lumos charity. The Lumos charity exists to empower children who are orphanage bound.

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