Every little bit counts when it comes to caring for our planet. Wesbury club constantly seek to implement new ways to improve our processes and enable a sustainable way of doing things.
In the same way that nature inspires what we create, we strive to source for natural and organic resources to use in our designs. Our designs are manufactured in small batches so as to prevent the over supply and wastage of any products and valuable resources.
As of 2019, 70% of our packaging and mailers used are eco-friendly, which makes them recyclable, and/or compostable. We aim to increase this number by using more environmentally friendly resources, yet not compromising the quality and service to our customers.
We are also in the works of partnering with various organisations, to donate our past collections to homeless people transitioning into the workforce. A small item like a piece of jewellery can help them feel more confident when going to work or job interviews. This also helps make sure every piece of our jewellery finds a good home and nothing goes to waste.
Wesbury club is constantly working to make improvements - keep an eye on this page for regular updates.
Is pearl harvesting sustainable?
Pearl farming is very much a sustainable practice. Harvesting a pearl does not kill an oyster. Pearl farmers are extremely careful not to harm their oysters by using surgical-style instruments to harvest pearls, in a process called grafting. As oysters age, they typically produce better and better pearls. Therefore, logically an oyster farmer who cares about the long-term health of his farming operation will use environmentally-responsible farming practices to produce high-quality pearls. When mollusks die, it is known as a jewel given to humans by Mother Nature. Pearls are a perfect example of the beauty and prowess of Mother Nature.
“Pearls are unique – they are the only renewable gemstone in the human timescale,” says Dr. Saleem Ali, director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Understanding the ecology of the pearl explains why they are classified as a renewable resource. With pearls, there is no digging into the earth or stripping of the world’s surfaces. One mollusk can produce multiple gems at a time and can be grafted more than once. They are the only gems that are organic and created by nature itself. Oysters need a pristine and thriving ecosystem to produce high quality pearls. Therefore, many pearl farmers and vendors around the world are advocates for marine conservation and ethical pearl farming practices to maintain a healthy ecosystem for their livelihood. By supporting ethical pearl farming, you are supporting an industry that benefits aquatic environments around the world. Hence, you can purchase pearls without worrying about contributing to the destruction of the environment.