Ecosilver is as good as the real thing – but it’s 100% recycled, so jewellery makers can use it with a clean conscience.
(PRWEB UK) 27 March 2013
Jewellery making supplier Cookson Gold has launched an eco-friendly Sterling silver range.
Ecosilver is available in all the best-selling silver offerings, such as grain, sheet and wire – but is 100% recycled, traceable and audited.
It’s made using scrap from the jewellery, giftware, medical and electronics industries, and can be cut, melted and moulded just like conventional Sterling silver.
The new recycled silver range joins hundreds of other silver products on the Cookson Gold website, including silver snake chain, wire, findings and sheet, as well as finished silver jewellery.
The full range of Ecosilver products includes:
- Ecosilver Grain
- Ecosilver Sheet
- Ecosilver Round Wire
- Ecosilver D Shape Wire
- Ecosilver Square Wire
- Ecosilver Solder Strip and Wire
Cookson Gold’s e-Commerce Manager, Adam Hunter, explained: “Ecosilver is as good as the real thing – but it’s 100% recycled, so jewellery makers can use it with a clean conscience.
“There are lots of benefits to using Ecosilver. It’s completely recycled, but still high quality, it reduces the need for new silver to be mined, and it’s still a great material for jewellery making. It also adds a perceived value to finished silver jewellery pieces.
“Alongside Ecogold, our recycled gold product, Ecosilver offers jewellery makers a great alternative to traditional precious metals.
“We’re offering Ecosilver in the same formats as normal silver, so jewellery makers can simply swap materials if they’re planning a silver jewellery project and see for themselves just how good Ecosilver is.”
Cookson Gold is committed to making environmentally friendly improvements. The company has annual targets for reducing electricity and water usage, and is investigating the possibility of achieving zero-landfill recycling status.
As well as Ecogold, Cookson Gold offers fairtrade, fair-mined gold as part of its commitment to offering greener, more ethical alternatives to standard precious metal products.
For more information about Cookson Gold and its Ecosilver products visit http://www.cooksongold.com
Notes for Editors
For more information on this story, contact Adam Hunter, e-Commerce manager at Cookson Gold, on 0121 212 6491, or email: Adam.Hunter(at)cooksongold(dot)com.
About Cookson Gold
Cookson Precious Metals UK – Cooksongold.com
Cookson Gold is the UK’s top jewellery making supplier. It stocks more than 17,000 products, including findings, chains, settings, rings, beads and base metals – as well as a range of tools and jewellery making books.
The company is based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, an area that’s been associated with the jewellery trade for many years. It also operates a trade counter in the quarter.
Cookson Gold is active on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.