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Materials & Care

Our Materials
Malleable was established on the idea that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice ethics over cost. As Fairtrade & Fairmined Licensee Goldsmith of Canada, we aim to offer these materials for the same cost as our recycled options in your custom jewellery.
It is our goal to work towards a future where no one sacrifices neither their lives nor our environment for the mining industry.

10 Karat Solid Gold

Our 10 karat gold has a lighter saturation of colour than other karats of gold due to the alloy material used in accompaniment with 41.7% pure gold, which makes it the most resistant for everyday wear out of all the other karats.

We directly recycle our material from scrap traded for our ready to wear & custom collection which we then use a combination of refining & resupply. When our in house stock is out we rely on SCS certified gold from our supply chain.

 

14 Karat Solid Gold

Our 14 karat gold is the perfect equilibrium of saturation and resistance. 14 karat won’t tarnish due to the 58.3% of pure gold used in its alloying process plus we do not work with gold plating, gold vermeil or gold filled so you never have to worry about discolouration.

We are one of Canada’s only Fairtrade Licensees and have a supply of 14 karat Fairtrade Certified Gold in which you can request to be exclusively used in your piece.

 

Care

Scrub lightly with an old toothbrush, warm water and soap. Buff gently with a clean cloth and store your pieces in a safe, dry place when not worn.

 

Sterling Silver

Our 925 Sterling Silver is alloyed in house and comprised of 92.5% pure silver & 7.5% copper.

As Fairmined Goldsmiths we have an exclusive collection being launched May 2021 focusing on ethically mined Sterling Silver, you’re also able to request this within your piece.

 

Care

Remove your jewellery before exercising or working with machinery, washing your hands or showering. Re-polish with a rouge cloth and store in a dry place when not being worn.

Diamonds

We use a range of ethically sourced diamonds from in-house recycling to CanadaMark, Lab Grown’s to Salt & Peppers. Whatever diamond you fall in love with, rest assured that all of our diamond partners abide by following all aspects of the Kimberley Process and that your diamond is conflict-free.

We primarily work with VS1 to Si2 natural, untreated diamonds and be sure to check out the products descriptions for the exact specifications.

Care

Use an old toothbrush & soap to lightly scrub the stone, removing any grease or built up dirt.

 

Sapphires

Our Sapphires are sourced through ethically focused suppliers predominately mined in Madagascar & Sri Lanka. We work with AAA - Commercial grade stones, we don’t believe in excluding a stone due to imperfections as this further worsens the problems of the mining industry. 

Care

Sapphires are rated “excellent” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

 

Rubies

The “king of gems,” Ruby is one of the world’s oldest and most revered gemstones. It is also one of the rarest. We source our rubies exclusively from Sri Lanka, Thailand & Madagascar in order to avoid the dilution of conflict-stones.

Care

Rubies are rated “excellent” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

 

Emeralds

We work with a range of in-house recycled and sourced Emeralds exhibiting the most luscious green hue. We work with Emeralds sourced from Columbia, Brazil & India within our ready to wear collection.

Care

Emerald is rated “fair to good” for everyday wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

 

Opals

The colours of the rainbow. The glow of the Northern Lights. The dramatic flash of summer lightning. Our opals are exclusively sourced from Australia & Ethiopia in order to provide you with the upmost quality with such a precious stone, predominately working with A+ grade in order to accommodate longevity. 

Care

Opal is rated “fair” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

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