Natalie Triglone is the founder of Mineraleir, she is based in New Zealand.
Each Mineraleir piece is crafted from 90% recycled precious metals. 50% of its gold is recycled material and only sourced from ethical miners whose extraction methods and labour practices are regulated. The regulation includes never wilfully endangering workers or using Mercury amalgamation extraction methods, which are harmful to human life.
Diamonds are exclusively of Natural Origin and untreated; they have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions and WFDB guidelines. Whilst we do not stock Mineraleir diamonds yet, this is a possibility for the future. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses guidelines are deeply rooted as they are an independent voice and are a medium for wholesale diamond exchange, trading both polished and rough diamonds.
Mineraleir are working toward using only home compostable plastic across all levels of operations (from stone procurement, through to distribution, storage, transport and so on). Their manufacturing facility has banned all single use plastic items such as drink bottles, cutlery, straws from entering the premises. With this, all of their packaging and boxing to you is responsibly sourced and recyclable.