How is Sinead Buckney working towards Sustainability?
Sustainability is a much overused word these days. What does sustainability mean for my work and what I stand for?
I believe we all have too much stuff, the current world is overwhelming. We are all turned off from things and looking for meaning in our life. I want you to choose my pieces because you have fallen in love with them and they give you joy. Pieces that tell your story and express who you are.
I strive to make these pieces and design pieces that will last and live to be future heirlooms passed down.
Recycled silver and gold
Precious metal mining is terrible for the environment, never mind the terrible conditions that workers endure. For hundreds of years Jewellers have always kept all the scraps and filings of gold and silver to melt it down and use again. Gold, silver and Platinum jewellery can be reused endlessly to make new pieces. I choose to work in precious metals as they will always be able to be repaired in the future.
Pieces made to last
I make pieces with lifestyle in mind. I choose settings to protect the gemstones, ring bands that are strong enough to endure daily wear without misshaping and breaking. I use more delicate gemstones in more protected pieces such as earrings and necklaces. I will always be upfront and offer advice on whether a piece suits your lifestyle and how it will wear over time.
If you have a piece that no longer fits your style or has broken, you can always return it to me to be repaired or redesigned, into something that you will wear. I don’t want pieces forgotten in jewellery boxes. I am on a mission to rescue unworn jewellery! You can also trade in old Sinead Buckney items as credit towards new pieces.
Find out more about my journey of making my business as sustainable as possible and advice on simple repairs on my blogs about Sustainability.