At Era Custom Design Modern and Vintage Jewellery we are committed to producing jewellery that minimizes impact on our environment and fosters local Vancouver artisans within our own community. Relationships are built on respect and custom designing a piece of jewellery is no different. It is a collaborative process from beginning to end.
It’s important to recognise the roles precious and semiprecious metals play in our daily lives. From the mobile phones in our pockets, to the bicycles and cars we commute with. We acknowledge all these metals and their byproducts come at a cost to the earth. However, with this in mind jewellers have long been “recyclers”. The increasing value of the materials we work with ensures nothing goes to waste. In fact virtually all of the gold we work with has at one point or another been recycled during it’s lifetime.
Era Design only purchases diamonds and coloured stones from trusted Canadian suppliers. Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has banned the sale of conflict diamonds. We are proud that our government is one of the few that has taken such a leading position on this issue. Era Design does not accept diamonds or coloured stones bought from the internet. If you have an existing mounted jewellery item you wish to reset we will want to know the provenance of the piece and in some cases we may ask for an independent appraisal of the gemstones. We will want to unset the gems in our workshop so we can best assess the condition of the stones for future resetting.
At Era Custom Design Modern and Vintage Jewellery we respect copyright laws therefore it is our policy not to copy other designer’s work. During the design process clients may reference existing jewellery designs and seek inspiration from art, architecture and nature. This can be useful to reveal a common thread to draw upon as a catalyst for creating individual designs. Era Design retains the copyright to all designs created during the custom design process.
All jewellery stamped with Era Design’s trademark is designed and crafted in Vancouver by local craftspeople. At a time when manufacturing and customer service is routinely outsourced and quality control is elusive, we have assembled a team of dedicated professionals whose work is their passion. Pride of design and workmanship is at the heart of the process. By working with Era Design you are contributing economically to your own community and helping to enrich and preserve local artisanal knowledge and skills.