Jennifer Dawes Design has been in the forefront of the green and sustainability movement in jewelry since 2005. Dawes only uses recycled gold and responsibly mined stones wherever possible in her work. The company prides itself on making everything locally and sourcing using sustainable businesses that use recycled products.

We are committed to being a main proponent in the jewelry industry for ethical and environmental commitments and Jennifer has often been asked to speak to the industry about her groundbreaking and sometimes rebellious work in finding creative solutions. She includes being a board member of Ethical Metalsmiths in her work for industry transparency.

Recycled metals

Jennifer Dawes Design uses recycled metals from either her clients’ unused jewelry or Umicore. Umicore is one of the largest recycling companies in the world. It was ranked number one in Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World Index. It is a great partner in a shared mission of responsibility and ethics.


Jennifer Dawes Design procures stones from a number of vendors. We are proud to be working with the best sources of ethically mined and recycled stone sources. Please see our Affiliates page for more details.

Studio practices

Jennifer Dawes Design’s culture is to always seek out cleaner and better ways to work. We employ solar heating and water solutions, natural lighting, non-toxic chemicals for cleaning, recycled paper products, zero-impact packaging, and soy-based printing. We even use a green merchant account for credit card purchases. Every decision we make is weighed with its environmental cost.  We employ local artisans and buy our materials and supplies from local and US-owned businesses.