All of my collections are made with a focus on elegance and the preservation of Mother Earth. Every piece is created and produced with sustainability at the forefront of my mind, repurposing materials from the ground and giving you treasures that can be passed down for generations.
The Tagua Nut
Nothing symbolises my mission in creating cruelty-free and elegant jewelry more than the Tagua Nut. Instead of using a material like ivory, which is surrounded by violent acts, I use the white tissue found under the thin and flaky skin of the Tagua Nut.
Materials like ivory have appeal for a large majority of jewelry makers because of their rarity and scarcity around the world. I have been and continue to be excited by the prospect of re-educating through these pieces, empowering women and men to make more sustainable purchase decisions and be aware of the world around them. With the Tagua Nut so readily available, championing this resource continues to focus on using what Mother Nature gives us.
I take these nuts to a local artisan who hand crafts beautiful pieces, which are then inlaid with gemstones. This creates a one of a kind piece that defines the elegance, sustainability and respect towards Mother Earth that I believe in.
Instead of using rare materials in abundance, I’m committed to creating elegant pieces by sustainable and cruelty-free means.
How Heidi practices sustainability
Aside from using the Tagua Nut, I ensure that all aspects of getting these pieces to you is done in a sustainable and cruelty-free manner.
Silver and gold
All silver and gold used throughout my collections is recycled, using what’s already out there and available.
The diamonds used in these pieces are De Beers certified, meaning they are of the highest quality. De Beers’ values are also in line with mine, as they focus on safely and sustainably making the most of everything that is mined and sold.
All packaging used for my pieces is created in Bali, with locally made tin boxes that are traditionally used for offerings. These boxes highlight and honour local artists, and are reusable due to their beauty.
I’m aware that sometimes behind the scenes, production doesn’t meet a creator’s values or beliefs. That’s why I take pride in having 100% awareness about every stage of the production.
I will ask the tough questions like:
“How many women do you employ?”
“How many additional benefits do you provide them?”
“Do you provide childcare?”
“Do you have female management?”
I will only produce my collections with those who support women and respect their employees. I will always review the business structure before having anything produced, ensuring that my values are upheld from the first idea to arriving in your hands.
I am focused on empowering women and that goes for who I prefer to work with.
Explore my collections and find a piece that speaks to you.