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Recycled Gold & Platinum

As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, Brilliant Earth uses recycled precious metals in all of our fine jewelry. We guarantee our customers eco-friendly gold, platinum, and palladium of the highest quality.

Metal mining – gold mining in particular – is one of the most environmentally destructive types of mining, with 20 tons of ore required to produce enough gold for a single ring.


Recycled Gold & Platinum
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We can choose recycled metals to decrease the global demand for newly mined gold. This will diminish the environmentally and socially destructive effects of dirty gold and other metal mining practices. Because precious metals can be recycled repeatedly with no degradation in quality, they are a naturally renewable resource.

Choose recycled precious metals to protect the
environment and reduce demand for dirty gold.

What Are the Negative Consequences of Gold Mining?

Every piece we cast is made with 100% recycled and re-refined precious metals. Because our reclaimed silver, gold, platinum, and palladium are re-refined back into their pure elements, they are of identical quality to newly mined metals.

WHere do the Recycled previous metals come from?

Brilliant Earth's reclaimed precious metals come from numerous post-consumer sources, including:

  • Existing jewelry
  • Industrial-use metals
  • Electronics components

ethical jewelry, ethical practices

Recycled precious metals are an important component of Brilliant Earth's commitment to the environment, but we also practice environmental responsibility throughout the jewelry production process.

For example, we employ a vapor emissions cleaning system and a rigorous process of cleaning liquid emissions to prevent contaminants from being released into the environment.

Additionally, we are committed to responsible labor practices. Many jewelers outsource their production to countries where labor and environmental standards are weak or poorly enforced. While this may reduce cost, it often comes at the expense of product quality as well as worker health and safety.

All Brilliant Earth jewelry is crafted in the United States with the strictest labor and safety practices.

Responsible jewelry production

Help us recycle!

Brilliant Earth encourages our customers to recycle their own gold and platinum jewelry that they no longer wear.

We will gladly accept and recycle any gold or platinum jewelry, and we will offer a credit towards any Brilliant Earth purchase of equal or greater value based on current metal prices. Please note that after 30 days from the initial credit notice, if we have not received instructions to return jewelry to you, Brilliant Earth reserves the right to recycle all items sent in for evaluation and apply a store credit to your account.

Please contact us for more information.



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