Production.

For more information regarding  production, including certificates/reports of suppliers’ responsible practices, please contact unlovablejewelry@gmail.com.

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Independent Design

Unlovable is a one-person operation based out of Berkeley, California. Focusing on the lost wax casting method, each piece begins as a wax model carved painstakingly by hand. After being molded and cast by a local caster, these rough parts return to the Unlovable studio where they are finished, polished, and sent to their new homes.

 

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Intentional Production

Unlovable works with a caster who sources metals from United Precious Metals Refining, Inc., based in Erie County, NY. These conflict-free metals are 100% recycled from old jewelry scrap metal and are free of nickel, cadmium, lead, and bismuth. United PMR is certified by the EICC and SCS as a conflict-free and environmentally sustainable practice.

Unlovable uses chains and findings that are made in the USA and come from multiple small businesses.

 

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Ethical Outsourcing

All Unlovable materials are produced in the USA, with the exception of packaging, which currently comes from an FSC certified company with branches in Denmark and China.