Nature and People First
Because pristine marine ecosystems are essential to maintaining oyster health, pearl farmers have a strong economic incentive to protect the areas where their farms are located.
These farms also have myriad environmental benefits. In fact, some are located in designated marine sanctuaries. Here are some of the ways that pearl farming benefits people and planet — and how we are contributing to the process by giving back.
A Smaller Carbon Footprint
Unlike many other gemstones, pearls don’t require mine excavation or the construction of dams to contain the toxins released by mining activities. As a result, their carbon footprint is tiny in comparison to industrial scale gemstone mining. And, because marine pearl farms support healthy ocean ecosystems, they also play a vital role in combating climate change.
Only Sustainable Materials
Roseate sources Australian South Seas pearls from Paspaley Pearling Company and Tahitian pearls from Kamoka Pearls. These producers use sustainable production processes in all stages of their operations. This includes responsible pearl farm management that protects healthy marine ecosystems and provides financial support for the communities where they are located.
Because gold mining too often destroys habitats, poisons water resources, and endangers miners,
Roseate uses recycled gold and responsibly sourced single mine of origin gold in our designs wherever possible.
We wrap and ship our jewelry in sustainable materials, including FSC-certified paper and GOTS certified organic cotton.