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Materials & Sustainability

 

We're moving towards being a 100% ethical jewelry brand by 2020. This means using all reclaimed or fair mined metal, ethically sourced gemstones and sustainable practiced. This is something Harmony has been working towards since she began HWJ in 2006 and is very close! Stay tuned as we make the final journey to the next level. 

Metal 

Harmony Winters Jewelry has been made with 100% reclaimed precious metals since 2006. This means that no new mining has occurred. Your sterling silver or high karat gold jewelry is as pure and strong as new metal - without the environmental impact. 

Gemstones

I use ethically sourced gemstones whenever possible. I've developed some great relationships with gem cutters who adhere to strict ethical practices. Whether visiting the mines and families themselvesI'm moving towards 100% ethically sourced gemstones in 2020. Stay tuned!

Patinas

Some jewelry has a black oxidized patina which will wear off the areas that come in contact with things (steering wheel, holding your coffee cup) and the recesses will stay dark. This happens over time depending on how you wear it. Entering pools and hot tubs will remove it immediately. Some people love that effect, though we're happy to refresh your patina for you. Email us for more information

Satin Finish

Most pieces have a satin finish which will shine up over time with wear. Each time your ring rubs against something harder than itself, it will burnish it and leave a little shiny mark. Over time this blends together for a uniform shinier finish. Some people love that and others not so much. You can refresh the satin finish by using a scotchbrite pad, (the purple or green kitchen scrubbers ) and going over your ring a few times either in straight lines or little circles. If you'd like us to refresh your finish send us an email

Polished Finish

Jewelry with a polished finish have been brought to a high shine by multiple steps on our industrial polishing wheel. Over time, as you wear your jewelry each little scratch and dent will blend into a uniform less shiny finish. Get in touch if you'd like your piece re-polished.

Textured Finish

Many of our signature pieces have a hand textured finish such as the Wind + Water Bands. These textures are deeply carved into the metal and will wear wonderfully over time. The raised portions will develop a polished shine and the recessed part will remain the same. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like refreshing on your Harmony Winters Jewelry!