More and more we are reminded to consume with awareness and to be kind to the environment, making sure we bring no harm to the surrounding nature when we adorn ourselves. WildWoman has now taken a great leap forward in this respect - as a new feature, we have partially switched to recycled silver and our new mix-and-match jewelry collection Game of Gems is crafted 100% from recycled silver. WildWoman is taking broad strides towards environmental sustainability. We use recycled silver. All of WildWoman’s jewelry collections are handcrafted by skillful silversmiths in different corners of the world. This has been our way of supporting the local community and, moreover, each jewelry piece made in this manner is intertwined with real people and their stories - this connection is infused with the knowledge that our jewelry is made with love and from the heart. More and more we are reminded to consume with awareness and to be kind to the environment, making sure we bring no harm to the surrounding nature when we adorn ourselves. WildWoman has now taken a great leap forward in this respect - as a new feature, we have partially switched to recycled silver and our new mix-and-match jewelry collection Game of Gems is crafted 100% from recycled silver.
People have always had a special relationship with precious metals. Metals such as gold and silver are valued not only for their beauty but also for their worth. Unfortunately, mining for precious metals is rather grueling for the environment - wishing to enjoy the beauty of such metals moving forward, we must look for environmentally friendlier mining and production methods. We at WildWoman today are convinced that the best solution is to reuse the precious metals we already have. That is why we have been seeking solutions for reclaiming used silver for a while now, testing different methods and cooperation partners.
Silver is used in electrical appliances and electric devices, coins, jewelry, cutlery, and much more. Considering silver’s numerous applications, recycling is very important. Actually, there are a number of ways to recover silver and each company that prepares silver for reuse chooses one they like. Some continue to use traditional reclaiming methods such as, for example, melting silver and adding chemical compounds (quicksilver, ash, salt, or strong acids) to help dissolve metals mixed in with the silver and separate pure silver from the metal mix. A simpler method that in fact renders better results makes use of electrical current to separate silver compounds from the mass of other melted metals. The silver is then sorted, melted, and reused.
Silver recovery reduces CO2 emissions and utilizes considerably less energy than new silver production. What is also good is that the silver recovery process does not reduce the quality of the silver which means that due to abstraction of 92.5% of pure silver, the quality of reused silver is just as high as that of new silver. Due to the additional treatment, so to speak, recycled material is somewhat more expensive, yet the environmental impact is smaller and less waste toxic to the environment is generated. We consider these to be very important values.
Owing to these techniques, WildWoman today is proud to say that, for starters, the products we sell leave no unsold stock. All our old reserves as well as damaged or returned items are reprocessed and recycled. Another important change is that our designer jewelry collections are now made entirely of recycled silver. WildMe, WildWoman’s previous collection, was also crafted from recycled silver to a large part with reused silver amounting to 70% of the items’ composition. Our new collection Game of Gems is crafted 100% from recycled silver. To have managed this is a great source of joy and inspiration for us!