BRAND PARTNER: Scéona
Ienisseï is an oasis in its desert setting, this unexpected presence of water.
The blurred shape of the band and the hammered gold remind us of the windswept sand dunesand the ever-changing textures of its landscapes.
The diamond slightly off-centered appears as a serendipity and its brilliance contrastswith the gold finish.
Materials Scéona uses 18k recycled gold for their pieces, reducing the amount of waste discarded while circumventing the need to contribute to gold mining. They also use lab-grown diamonds instead of mined diamonds, reducing the carbon footprint of each carat by 5.4 times.
Packaging Scéona is committed to avoid single-use plastic packaging. Their jewellery boxes are made from a solid piece of wood, sourced from sustainable forests, with their packaging partner ensuring that the balance and biodiversity of the surrounding area are maintained. Their shipping boxes are made from recycled cardboard, customised for each order to avoid material waste.
By using recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds, Scéona does not contribute to the mining industry and the associated human rights abuses.
All pieces are designed in Singapore and crafted in India by artisans at a partner company that pays fair wages, executes ethical practices, and ensures the safety of its employees. The company, founded in 1917, is ISO certified, and also has a charity arm: every purchase you make helps providing drinking water and education to the children of financially disadvantaged communities in Jaipur.