Do you want to know everything about recycled gold?

As part of our commitment, we work with responsibly sourced materials and recycled gold is one of them.

We know the negative impact of mining and that is the reason why we decide to reuse the existing gold on the earth’s surface to create new pieces of jewelry respectful with the environment and people.

Recycle an existing resource

Today, there is enough gold recovered from old pieces available on earth, so we decided to work with this material for all our jewelry. Solid gold does not oxidize or discolour and it can be recycled repeatedly without degrading its quality. We want to give a new life to this existing resource in order to reduce the negative impact of the mining activity.

We create high quality pieces, so all our pieces are made of 18k recycled solid gold to last forever and maintain the same properties as the first day.

Karats

Karat measures the purity of the precious metal and the purest form of gold is measured at 24k. Pure 24k gold is too soft for daily use, therefore, gold is diluted with other metals to strengthen it and create jewelry that lasts over time. This is the reason why we work with 18k gold (75% of pure gold).

Colour

Different alloys that create its colour shades determine the colour of gold: yellow, white and pink. At RÊVER we offer all our jewelry in the three colours of gold to shine in all its colour shades.

18k yellow gold does not need other metals in its alloy to create its colour. Instead, 18k white gold is mixed with platinum and rhodium to achieve its colour. Finally, the process of creating rose gold is very similar to yellow gold; in this case, copper is used to create the pink.

We want to offer unique jewels for your everyday that have a positive environmental and social impact. A pair of hoops, an engagement ring or a piercing, we ensure our jewelry meet our ethical and quality standards.

Visit our online store to see all our designs made in recycled gold.

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