Non-recycled or reclaimed metals used in our shop are certified Fairmined metals, extracted by empowered and responsible small-scale and artisanal miners. Fairmined metal aims to advocate for the 100 million people who depend on artisanal and small-scale mining to make a living.
The manufacture of an average gold ring creates more than 20 tons of mining waste. In our eight years as a small independent company, we've saved roughly 134,000 tons of metal earth from being extracted from the earth by primarily using only recycled metals that are processed at U.S. refineries.
Know the story of your stones. Our colored gemstones are traceable from mine to market. We understand that just like every gem, every community & ecosystem where gemstones are sourced is different. We work with established mines and support newly-engaged responsible miners just getting started.
At Bario Neal, we've taken an oath to support healthy and happy working conditions, from the mines where our gems and metals come from and the larger communities that support them, to the shop floors where our gemstone cutters and jewelers work. No part of our supply chain is left out, and we're always working to do better.