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 Neutral Charitable Fund, 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

We use green technology to power our studio, ensuring we also carbon off-set our couriers, whenever possible. We're also striving to transition to use only recycled and biodegradable packaging and are thrilled to be using compostable mailers for all national shipments. All of our supplies from scrap metal to studio paper are recycled when possible.

 

HEIRLOOM STONES

We love working with your precious heirloom stones to help bring new life to a previously loved piece. By re-using your heirloom stones we are reducing our impact on the earth and restoring love and value to a piece that may otherwise be unworn. Please contact us here if you would like to repurpose precious stones from any existing pieces you may have. 

 

GOLD RECYCLING

Through our closed loop recycling processes, if you have any old gold pieces that are no longer being worn, we are able to recycle for this on your behalf and issue you with a gold credit to apply to your next RUUSK purchase.

 

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 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. All Sapphires in our collection pieces 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.