Sustainability

Regenwald in Zentralamerika

Environmental and climate protection

1. Karma points for nature conservation projects

You collect karma points with every piece of Alma Amazona jewelry and use them to support one of our nature conservation projects in Colombia. You decide where our donations go! Learn more about karma points and our projects.

2. Climate neutral shipping

We reduce transport emissions by bundling shipments from Colombia to Germany and using super slim packaging that fits in your mailbox without any detours. Additionally, we ship climate neutral with DHL.

3. Plastic-free, vegan and eco-friendly

Our jewelry, packaging and print materials are plastic-free, vegan and eco-friendly. We use mostly recycled materials and our products and packaging are recyclable and/or biodegradable. For example our jewelry boxes are made of leftovers from the sugar cane industry by "Magenta Publicidad" in Pereira, Colombia and our packaging is made of grass cardboard by Biobiene in Germany.

Conserving resources

4. Recycled silver and gold

We use 100 percent recycled 925 silver and recycled 18K gold for our jewelry. There are two exceptions where we don't know the recycling content: the chains, which are machine made in Italy and the 24K gold plating which makes up only fraction of the jewelry.

5. High quality jewelry

We design our jewelry to last a lifetime and focus on high quality, durable materials and professional crafts(wo)manship. We use recycled 925 silver with a 24 karat gold plating, 9K and 18K solid gold and raw crystals. Quality is our priority and we provide a 2 year guarantee for all of our jewelry (6 months for the gold plating).

6. Repair & recycling

Jewelry can be repaired and recycled endlessly. If your jewelry or gold plating needs repair, please send us a photo to melissa@alma-amazona.com. If your repair isn't covered in the guarantee, we will send you an individual repair offer.

Don't know what to do with your old jewelry? We would love to create new and beautiful jewelry with it! If you would like to donate your old silver & gold jewelry, please contact us at melissa@alma-amazona.com.

Social Responsibility

7. Fair working conditions

We make our jewelry in a small jewelry workshop in Bogotá, Colombia and are supported by Jenny from "Jenny Amortegui Joyas" in Bogotá. We know our partners well, check for safe working conditions and and provide fair payment. If Alma Amazona grows, we can create new jobs and offer a fair income to even more family businesses in Colombia!

8. Partnerships at eye level

We work with selected female entrepreneurs and family businesses in Colombia that share our values. We aim to build long-term and trusting partnerships at eye level to support our partners in generating a secure income for their families.

9. Transparent supply chain

A transparent supply chain for our minerals and precious metals is very important to us. To show you where your jewels come from, here is an overview of our partners:

We get our crystals from our partner "Uruguay Amethyst Colombia S.A.S" in Bogotá. He imports them directly from mines in Colombia, Brazil and Uruguay. This is where the crystals come from:

  • Rock Crystal, Colombia
  • Rose Quartz, Brazil
  • Amethyst, Uruguay
  • Citrine, Uruguay

Our precious metals come from the following partners: We get the recycled 925 silver for our jewelry from our partner "Almacén Héctor Naranjo" in Bogotá, our necklaces are machine made in Italy and the 24 carat gold plating is made by our partner "El Galeón" in Bogotá. 

And what's next?

(10.) Certificates

We have chosen our partners with great care and trust that they share our values. But that's not enough for us: We want to provide proof of our commitment and are working on certificates with our partners for recycled silver & gold and the crystal origin.

(11.) Climate positive by 2025

We want to make Alma Amazona climate positive by 2025. Our first step is to measure and reduce our current carbon emissions. This includes our own carbon emissions as well as the carbon footprint of the minerals. The carbon emissions that we cannot reduce further will be compensated in the future.

(12.) Recycled chains

Our delicate chains are machine made in Italy and we don't know the recycling content or where the silver/gold comes from. We are not yet satisfied with this and are looking for a more sustainable solution. Currently we are doing tests with handmade chains.