RECYCLED SILVER

 Better sourcing. Shines just as bright.

By the end of 2023, we aim for 75% of newly crafted silver jewelry to be made in recycled silver.

After hitting the 50% mark in the use of recycled silver at the end of 2022, the ongoing transition to repurposed metals reflects Georg Jensen’s increasingly sustainable approach to jewelry making. All while maintaining the exceptional quality the designs are known for.

The precious material is obtained by repurposing and refining previously mined silver. This means the value, look and feel of recycled silver jewelry is just as good as that made with mined silver. However, the process significantly lowers the amount of newly extracted resources.

Q&A ON RECYCLED SILVER

Ring in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the Arc collection

First. What is recycled silver? 

The process of obtaining recycled silver involves melting and refining previously mined silver to craft brand-new jewelry designs. This is done without giving up any of the properties that make the popular metal precious and unique.  
Necklace in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the ARC collection

Does recycled silver look any different to mined silver? 

Not at all. There is no visible difference between recycled and newly mined silver. Purity, color and look are the same. 
Earrings in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the ARC collection

Is recycled silver jewelry any less valuable? 

No. The process of transforming previously mined silver into new pieces of jewelry does not, in any way or form, take away from the value and purity of the mined material.  
Hairclip in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the ARC collection

Can I expect the same quality as newly mined silver?  

Absolutely. The metal is recycled to the same exact quality standards as mined silver without losing its purity or value over time. The recycled silver used to craft Georg Jensen jewelry is of the highest quality, responsibly sourced and traceable. Choosing recycled silver for your jewelry gives you the exact same quality that you have been accustomed to by Georg Jensen.   
Necklace in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the ARC collection

What are the benefits of using recycled silver?

Similarly to other repurposed materials, this eases our strain on valuable natural resources. By making good use of leftover silver, we prevent the extraction of new metal while crafting stand-out jewelry. 
Ring in recycled sterling silver designed by Georg Jensen Studio for the ARC collection

Is every Georg Jensen silver style crafted in recycled sterling silver?

We're well on our way to a full transition to recycled silver across our collections. The newly introduced Arc collection is Georg Jensen’s first to be entirely crafted in recycled sterling silver. Many more will follow.