Sustainable sterling silver jewelry
recycled - handmade
SPirit of vera uses 100% recycled sterling silver or 14k gold.
We partner with refineries in Canada and the US, who extract metals from post consumer goods such as jewelry, cutlery and e-waste, which includes electronics, appliances, photography equipment, x-ray machines, computer chips, cell phones, security tags and more.
The silver and gold is recycled in a rigorously regulated, and health and safety compliant environments. It is extracted in its pure form using a pressurized chamber and the application of heat, in various increments. The precious metals are reclaimed along with some plastics, glass, silicone and more.
The Sterling silver is reconstituted with 93.75% Silver, a higher rate than conventional silver. It is also mixed with germanium, which prevents fire-stain and eliminates the need for toxic chemicals during soldering for the prevention of fire stain. It is also very resistant to tarnishing generally.
Neither the silver or gold have nickel in their alloys.