On behalf of the entire Anna Sheffield team and extended network of makers and artisans that we partner with at home and around the globe we want to say thank you for supporting us as a small business and part of the wider creative community. In 2021, we made strides in furthering our longstanding commitment to sustainability, ethical production and responsible practice to protect our people and our planet.
We source our stones from small batch artisanal miners like Mayer and Watt whose work goes back to benefit their local communities. Our vendors have close relationships with the miners and schedule routine visits to see the mining process first hand. Another positive impact from our relationships with our vendors and mines is that we are able to trace the stone all the way back to the source. We also work closely with suppliers of repurposed antique stones like Under The Crown, who provide us with estate and antique diamonds rich with heritage and history.
To continue to help lower the impact that mining has on our collective home, Earth, we utilized 349 carats of reclaimed diamond meleé and aim to design all of our pieces in recycled gold. To date we have saved 1,903,152 tons of earth from mining.
With the commitment of our employees, we’ve made it a priority to reduce our carbon footprint. Below are just some of the ways we are helping to reduce our impact: