Gold mining has a history of civil war, labor abuses, and environmental devastation. As part of commitment to social & environmental responsibility, Benchmark handcrafts their fine jewelry from recycled precious metals. The objective is to diminish the negative impacts of mining by reducing the demand for newly mined metals. Recycled precious metals are an important component of Benchmark's commitment to the environment.
We are also committed to environmental responsibility throughout the jewelry production process and look for ways to reduce environmental impact, such as emissions cleaning systems and processes to prevent contaminants from being released into the environment.