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Amadeus only uses sustainable materials in all jewellery.
Most of our jewellery is made in vermeil - recycled sterling silver dipped in at least 2.5 microns of recycled gold. This is five times thicker than average gold plating and more durable.
Some of our chains and thicker earrings are made in gold dipped discarded brass with at least 2 micron thickness of solid recycled gold. We also add a layer of anti-tarnish to further improve durability. The reason we chose to use brass instead of silver in some pieces is to keep the price point at an affordable level. Our brass is 100% nickel-free and cadmium-free.
Natural Gemstones & Pearls
We now only use pre-loved gemstones and sea pearls purchased second hand and then cut to size in our studio. The reason we opted to do this is that sourcing ethical stones is difficult, in part because there are no established bodies tracing gemstones from mine to market.
At the time of the climate emergency, fast fashion is singled out for its catastrophic practices from an ecological, social and human point of view.
By multiplying the collections, mass-produced in countries like China, it has instilled a mentality that could be summed up as follows: "buy cheap and buy more often".
This way of consuming, still too widespread in our society, is more and more called into question, and this in all sectors of activity thanks to a change in mentalities and to young talents who want to embody their values in their fields of activity.
It is to put an end to this situation and help build a better world that Nathalie Simond has created Amadeus... a chic and sustainable jewellery brand.
Amadeus’ philosophy? Look good, feel good and do good!
Beautiful jewellery that combines style and conscience
Amadeus is a young brand that carries in its DNA the values of sustainability and eco-responsible manufacturing.
Nathalie Simond underlines:
« We want to show that chic and ethics can go hand in hand by offering sustainable jewellery with timeless charm. These are models that we enjoy looking at, wearing and keeping to pass them on to future generations. »
A sustainable approach from A to Z
With Amadeus, indulging yourself by wearing elegant and original jewellery becomes a real civic gesture.
Nathalie Simond says:
« By manually producing all of our parts in our studio in London, we maintain full control over the entire process, from sourcing and production to setting and finishing. »
The brand has in fact set up concrete and transparent processes.
In terms of materials used
We use recycled silver and gold in all our jewellery.
Pre-loved stones purchased second hand and then cut to size. The reason we opted to do this is that sourcing ethical stones is difficult, in part because there are no established bodies tracing gemstones from mine to market.
Our sea pearls are also pre-loved and sourced from vintage accessories.
On a social level, we are very proud to create ethical jewellery for women by women.
On an environmental level
- We use vegan polishing products and non-toxic pickle to remove oxidisation after soldering.
- We use biodegradable baggies to store all of our stock.
- We recycle every last scrap of metal whilst making new pieces.
- Our packaging is plastic free and made of recycled materials. For example, our jewellery pouches are hand made in our studio using recycled clothing.
- For every order you place we plant 5 trees with our partners Tree-Nation in order to make all our deliveries carbon neutral.
We are fully aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals