When purchasing rings made of precious metals and valuable gemstones, many people don't realise the damaging effect and unethical impact buying new jewellery can have on our world. We, at The Antique Ring Boutique, believe that deciding to buy an antique, or second-hand ring is always the most ethical choice you can make!
Help The Planet And Your Pocket
In a climate in which the demand for sustainable production and eco-friendly practices are permanently on the world's agenda, consumers are opting to put their money into businesses and products that respect this sensibility.
The mining, refining and transportation of highly-prized minerals has been an area of contention for many years; with substantiated claims of human-slavery, exploitation and unsafe working conditions, along with numerous ill-effects on the surrounding environment such as; soil erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or contamination of soil or water by emitted chemicals.
Although no vendor of antique jewellery can be completely certain that every piece is free of 'blame' for these issues, reducing the demand for brand-new items contributes to alleviating the ongoing destruction and maltreatment seen today. Giving valuable rings a second home means you are also cutting the poisonous output created during the production processes, which are often responsible for pumping carbon emissions and other harmful substances into our precious habitat.
In summary, by choosing to buy antique rings, you are part of the change!
Packaged With Care
In line with our belief that businesses should always put mother nature at the forefront of their minds, The Antique Ring Boutique encloses all orders in beautifully elegant, yet totally eco-considered packaging. We work with a solutions partner that is industry-leading in their approach to creating sustainable packaging.
Their quality rigid presentation packaging uses recycled paper and board wherever possible, always having the environment in mind.
You can be sure that the packaging you receive your purchase in has the environment in mind, down to the very last detail, including our ribbons which are offcuts, again to avoid new production.
In order to minimise carbon emissions related to travel, we have an open return policy and provide clients with a multitude of content for each ring to help them decide if they like it without contributing to carbon emissions.
In addition to this we always encourage our clients to schedule an online video consultation with us. If needed, clients can still travel to view and try on the ring.
At The Antique Ring Boutique, we are dedicated to improving air quality and enhancing the environment through our donations to Trees for Cities.
We are committed to planting trees in London to create a healthier, greener city for the benefit of its residents and future generations.
Trees for Cities primary objective is to establish robust, accessible, and sustainable urban forests that promote the well-being of present and future generations. Their strategic aim is to empower and motivate the upcoming generation to plant and safeguard urban trees, all of their endeavours are geared towards making a positive impact.
Our Clean Air and Environmental Policy aims to:
- Mitigate air pollution and combat the effects of climate change by lessening carbon emissions as well as planting and maintaining trees in London.
- Create a more sustainable and resilient urban environment that supports biodiversity and improves the quality of life for all residents.
- Collaborate with Trees for Cities to maximise the positive impact of tree planting initiatives.
Our recycling policy aims to reduce waste, conserve resources, and raise employee awareness about recycling and waste reduction.
Our Office Materials Recycling Policy aims to:
- We will establish a comprehensive recycling program with conveniently located bins for paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal.
- We promote paper reduction strategies, such as electronic communication and double-sided printing.
- Dedicated recycling bins ensure proper separation and recycling of paper waste.
- We implement proper procedures for recycling electronic waste, partnering with certified recyclers.
- We have established a system for collecting and recycling used ink and toner cartridges, collaborating with reputable recycling programs or manufacturers.
- Non-recyclable waste will be disposed of responsibly, following local regulations and guidelines.
- Hazardous materials will be handled separately to prevent environmental contamination.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy aims to:
- Create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that recognizes and values individual differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socio-economic background.
- Foster a culture that encourages diverse perspectives, ideas, and experiences, which leads to innovation, creativity, and improved decision-making.
- Ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees, customers, and business partners, promoting a sense of belonging and engagement.
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, and bias, and promote respect, understanding, and equal opportunities for all.
At The Antique Ring Boutique, we recognise the importance of preserving history and culture through our work in the antique and vintage jewellery industry. Our Preservation of History and Culture Policy outlines our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the rich heritage and cultural significance embodied in our collections.
Our Preservation of History and Culture Policy aims to honour and respect the historical and cultural value of antique and vintage jewellery by preserving and promoting its significance. We aim to ensure responsible sourcing and ethical practices to protect cultural heritage and prevent the illicit trade of antiquities through conducting due diligence when acquiring new pieces, verifying their provenance and ensuring they are not associated with looting, illegal excavation, or cultural heritage theft.
Our Preservation of History and Culture Policy also aims to educate and engage our employees and customers about the historical and cultural importance of our collections through events, exhibitions, and forums that promote the understanding and appreciation of heritage and cultural traditions. We also provide resources on our website to raise awareness about the historical, artistic, and cultural value of antique and vintage jewellery.