Photo credit: Braden Summers www.bradensummers.com
Design and Business Practice
Sandy Leong is a fully sustainable, fine jeweler. Conscientious of the long term, global impact of mining, Sandy remains sustainable by thoughtfully constructing each of her pieces in recycled 18 karat gold and ethically sourcing conflict free diamonds and gemstones. All production is done locally in New York through sustainable manufacturers who are transparent about their commitment to sustainability. Select natural materials are sculpted by artisans in Kenya, supporting local craftsmanship and striving to preserve traditional design methods in sub-Saharan Africa.
In an effort to encourage environmental and social responsibility, Sandy Leong is a member of the No Dirty Gold (NDG) campaign- an international initiative, ensuring that gold mining operations respect human rights and the environment. She has joined the ranks of Tiffany & Co, Cartier and Brilliant Earth, in their pledge to uphold NDG mining standards.
Philanthropy and Voss Foundation
A percentage of sales from Sandy Leong's RAIN collection will be contributed towards the ongoing efforts of Voss Foundation. A sustainability focused campaign has been unveiled, highlighting Voss Foundation's dedication to providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in sub-Saharan Africa.
To learn more about Voss Foundation, visit them at http://www.vossfoundation.org.