RUUSK Sustainability

We are inspired by sustainable, mindful practices and are always looking for new ways, improved systems and caring initiatives to give back to this beautiful world that we are a part of.

 

TREE BY TREE INITIATIVE

As part of our ongoing initiatives to do better, from 2020 onwards we will be planting a tree for every piece purchased. We believe that no positive act is too small and that every step in the right direction is worth celebrating. 

Trees are our planet's most important source of breathable oxygen, they play a vital role in water cycles which come to affect the Earth's climate. Through this, we will be working with Carbon Positive Australia, an Australian nonprofit who restore the natural habitat of degraded and unused farmlands by planting a mix of native trees and shrubs that are indigenous to the specific area.

So every time you make a purchase with us, you'll also be creating new life in the beautiful world we live in. Tree by tree we can ensure that we protect the environment for future generations.

 

GREEN STUDIO

RUUSK have adopted low or zero waste processes. Our studio is powered from a combination of renewables and carbon-offset energy and all of our supplies from scrap metal to studio paper are recycled when possible. We also mindfully procure our metals from local refiners and recyclers of precious metal whom are also committed to re-investing in green technology and methods. In addition, we are also striving to transition to use only recycled and biodegradable packaging and are thrilled to be using compostable mailers for all national shipments. 

 

MADE TO ORDER

We believe in creating pieces that are destined to be loved and cherished. Each piece is made to order, allowing you to personalise your piece and develop a deeper connection with the pieces you choose to own. Our made-to-order model also means that we minimise waste caused by over production and mindless consumption. We're proud to focus on small and meaningful creation and hope to inspire people to move away from mass-produced goods.

   

DURABILITY 

Our jewellery is designed for you to wear and treasure for a lifetime. We believe that by creating durable pieces, we help encourage a quality over quantity mindset that leads to buying less and reducing our impact on the planet. 

 

HANDMADE IN AUSTRALIA

Our pieces are all hand carved, cast and polished in Newcastle and Sydney, and we’re proud to work with local jewellers to support the continuation of traditional jewellery techniques and skills.

 

AUTHENTIC MATERIALS

All RUUSK Diamonds and are purchased from accredited Diamond suppliers and are conflict-free. Where possible we love to use Sapphires in our collection pieces that are locally sourced and we work with Australian Argyle Diamonds upon request. We are proud to partner with trusted suppliers that help us source local stones when possible. If you wish to create a piece using Australian Diamonds please contact us to enquire about sourcing these unique stones. All of our pieces are cast in solid Gold. We mindfully procure our metals from local refiners and recyclers of precious metal whom are also committed to re-investing in green technology and methods.