We believe in taking care of our planet and the people on it. That’s why our fine jewelry is always crafted from 100% recycled gold reclaimed from post-consumer waste. Providing high quality that can stand the test of time is an integral part of our mission towards a more sustainable future. All our pieces are solid 14k or 18k gold. Never plated or filled. So you can trust they won’t tarnish, oxidize or loose their colour over time. With the right care you can lovingly wear your timeless Cavaier jewelry everyday for years to come.
Outdated methods of sourcing gold from the earth heavily impacts the world around us. We know there’s a better way of doing things. A way to offer fine jewelry without the high environmental and ethical costs. That’s why we only work with 100% recycled gold, reclaimed from previously owned jewelry pieces and electronic waste. By utilising what is already there we are working towards closing the loop.
Impacts the Planet
Gold is one of the most valuable materials in the world, but mining this precious metal is a dirty business. Most gold mines are located in developing countries, where environmental regulations often don’t exist and human rights fall short. Child labour is too common and small scale, artisanal gold mining is the biggest source of mercury pollution worldwide. Leaked into waters and the atmosphere this toxic substance has a devastating impact on both ecosystems and human lives. That’s why no mining is ever involved in crafting our jewelry.
Recycled Gold Responsibly
Sourced in Europe
Our recycled gold is supplied by reputable refineries in Europe, with years of experience in recycling metals. Their expertise and commitment to sustainable practices means we can rest assured they are the right partners for us. Knowing our materials undergo thorough checks of origin is important. Our refineries are certified by the LBMA and RMI, two industry bodies tasked with auditing and accrediting refineries, assuring our gold is always sourced from conflict-free zones.
Nothing Less than 14k and 18k Recycled Gold
100% pure gold is too soft to wear, so fine jewelry is made from an alloy, where karats measure how much of the precious metal is included. Our Cavaier essentials are crafted from 14k gold that contains 58.5% pure gold, combining the highest quality with the best durability for carefree everyday wear. For our wedding collection we work with 18k gold that contains 75% pure gold, giving your special pieces exceptional colour and quality with a more vibrant yellow hue.
Hallmarks of our Quality
We proudly stand for the quality of our fine jewelry, and to give you the same confidence we stamp all of our designs with a hallmark and our name. The hallmark stamp indicates the amount of gold used – 585 signifies 14k and 750 stands for 18k gold. Our name stamp, CA, guarantees we practice what we preach, using the specified karats and sustainable gold.
Always 100% Solid Gold
Offering high quality fine jewelry that can have a long life is important to us. Our designs are never plated or filled, we only work with 100% solid gold. Plated or filled jewelry is made from a non precious metal, then coated with a gold layer that will easily tarnish and wear off over time. Always crafted from 100% solid gold means you can wear your favorite Cavaier pieces daily and trust they will keep their color and shine.
What is White Gold?
White gold jewelry has the same pure gold content as the equivalent karat level of yellow gold. The difference is the metals it’s mixed with when making the alloy. To make white gold, silver and palladium are added to the mix and the finishing shiny white touch is a rhodium coating. This coating will naturally wear off over time, but can be reapplied by us.
What is Black Gold?
Black gold jewelry has the same pure gold content as the equivalent karat level of yellow gold. The difference is the metals it’s mixed with when making the alloy. The finishing shiny black touch is a rhodium coating. This coating will naturally wear off over time, but can be reapplied by us.