We are proud to be a full Fairtrade licencee (number 37100). The metal used in all pieces is either recycled or Fairtrade. A choice of using reclaimed or Fairtrade gold is available for all pieces.
We use ethically sourced and traceable Canadian and Australian diamonds, where diamond mines are held accountable for their social and environmental impacts and adhere to strict labour laws.
We work closely with gemstone dealers who work directly with the miners and mines so that we have traceability of our coloured gemstones. We strive to use gemstones from small scale mining cooperatives in their country of origin where the miners welfare, the environment and ecology of the land are all given careful consideration and are treated in a fair and ethical way.
All pieces of Audrey Claude jewellery are made by hand at our studio in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. As with many small businesses this enable minimal environmental impact from the mine to the market. Our packaging is also free from plastic and made from environmentally friendly materials.
One of the reasons we source ethical metals and gemstones is our commitment to a healthy and happy workforce throughout the supply chain. From miners and their communities to our own studio.
So in love with my incredible ring. Specially made for me by the Sarah. Her attention to detail in designing the ring was just phenomenal. Sarah ensured that the stones and gold were ethically sourced from fair trade mines, something that was really important to Jake and myself.
The whole experience from design to the actual ring has been a wonderful journey.
A truly treasured piece of jewellery. When the time comes I know that Sarah will create the perfect wedding band to sit alongside my beautiful engagement ring.
I wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for Diego and my wedding bands. It was truly a thrill to open up the little box and see our two rings together the day before our wedding - they are so handsome and classic. I am so glad we found your work and were able to incorporate it into our wedding and, now, our everyday lives.
I hope in a year to add a diamond band to my little stack and would be great to work with you on that, as well!
Thank you again for the beautiful work.
I would thoroughly recommend Audrey Claude to anyone looking for ethical jewellery. Meetings with Sarah were a joy! Sarah explained her passion for using materials which are traceable and have as little environmental/human impact as possible. My partner and I got to see some of her designs and sample rings and we knew straight away Sarah would be making our bespoke engagement ring! The design process felt fun and informal, Sarah was really patient and made sure we were 100% satisfied and allowed tweaks to be made along the way. Needless to say we are looking forward to using Audrey Claude again in the near future!!
Sarah was incredible, and the rings are exactly what we wanted.
We arranged everything via email, me and my wife would have love to meet her... but we are living in the US and wanted UK made rings.
Sarah was extremely helpful and understanding of everything we wanted, and the look on my wife's face when she saw the rings for the first time was priceless. We loved them!
Having looked on the High Street first I had not been able to find exactly what I was looking for so the fact that could commission a bespoke piece was fantastic.
The attention to detail and customer service is excellent. Sarah was able to translate my ideas into a design and I was involved and consulted at every stage. I am delighted with my engagement ring which is exactly as I imagined!