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Our Sustainability Policy

DID YOU KNOW?

By buying antique, vintage and second hand jewellery you are giving these pieces a second lease of life!

There is a big shift for reusing beautiful objects and items, not just in the fashion world, but also in the jewellery industry. Vintage is no longer just for clothing. We find more shoppers are looking to the craftsmanship of the past for their everyday jewellery.

Made in the UK with a lot of thought and love.

Parkin & Gerrish are very proud to be not just a British Brand, but also a small family run business. We have personally hand-picked all our jewellery, as well as our manufactured jewellery, our packaging and even our jewellery cleaner from all over the UK, supporting local and small businesses.

The point is, we know exactly where everything comes from and how it is made. We have homegrown ethics and principles, we care about people, customers, suppliers and our planet and the next generation.

REMEMBER

RE-THINK

RE-DUCE

RE-USE

RE-WEAR

RE-LOVE

Is your packaging sustainable?

Yes! Zuleika felt it was very important to have packaging that is not only made in the UK but also fully recyclable! It has been quite a journey to making our packaging, as it turns out that many companies do not actually make their boxes in the UK. So, to find a company that is recyclable AND made in the UK has been quite a challenge. We struck luck after months of asking around and finally found a brilliant company that makes their boxes in sunny Surrey.

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Conscious Consumerism

Parkin and Gerrish believe that a purchase should hold meaning for our customers and continue to do so for many years to come. We are selling forever pieces, rather than fleeting fashion pieces. We like to breathe life back into a product that was once a bygone. We represent the opposite of throw away consumerism with our handmade high quality, original pieces that become treasured keepsakes and modern future heirlooms.

Responsible Manufacture

We are dedicated to ensuring that every stage of the manufacturing process is both kind to the environment and respectful to all the people involved, even if it is just a resize.

Zuleika has personally handpicked all our suppliers and will only work with partners who offer complete transparency and meet our high standards of quality and conduct.

EVERY SECOND HAND ITEM YOU BUY REDUCES ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT BY 82%

Carbon footprint

We improve our carbon footprint by not having our boxes imported from overseas. It is a win-win situation, as we end up supporting local UK businesses and are more eco-friendly!

OUR FUTURE PROMISE

We promise our customers that we are dedicated to protecting the planet. We will strive to continue being eco-conscious with our packaging in the future. We are very excited to be a new voice in the jewellery business.

Responsible practises

Parkin & Gerrish follow the rules of CITES and CIBJO. There are strict rules with trading jewellery, especially on import and export. It is about having transparency and ethically responsible behaviour in the sales of diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls, ivory and corals.

CITES

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as CITES, aims to ensure that trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of endangered species in the wild by regulating and monitoring their international trade. The CITES Secretariat is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Convention came into force in 1975. Approximately 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants (e.g. ivory and coral) are protected by CITES against over-exploitation through international trade. CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. All import, export, re-export and introduction from the species covered by the Convention must be authorised through a licensing system. The rules and legislation vary from country to country.

VISIT CITES WEBSITE

CIBJO BLUE BOOKS

CIBJO is the French acronym for the Confédération Internationale de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Diamants, Perles et Pierres, which in English translates to the International Confederation of Jewellery, Silverware, Diamonds, Pearls and Stones.

The CIBJO Blue Books are definitive sets of grading standards and nomenclature for diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls, coral, precious metals and gemmological laboratories, and also responsible sourcing practices. They are compiled and are consistently updated by the relevant CIBJO Commissions, whose members include representatives of trade organisations and laboratories active in the diamond, coloured gemstone, pearl, precious metals and jewellery industries.

VISIT CIBJO WEBSITE

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