Bar Jewellery was born from a belief that desirability and sustainability can exist in harmony. We don’t want to produce products that harm the environment or the people in our supply chain. Every decision that we make, however small is informed by these principles. We keep a close connection to every piece that we produce, each product starts life in our London studio and is designed by sculpting wax or by hand forming the solid metal.
The majority of pieces we make are locally cast and hand finished in London either by our local artisans or in our own studio. We keep in close contact with our manufacturers and makers. We produce using the lost wax casting method, one of the oldest known metal forming techniques. Using recycled materials is of huge importance to us. We are constantly improving and developing the materials we use to make sure that they are as sustainable as possible. Despite the metal we use being recycled, there is no difference in look, feel or value from regular silver.
Some of our pieces produced in London are constructed using recycled silver wire, which is sourced from a supplier who solely sells recycled silver. For many of our larger pieces, we work with brass, sourced by our manufacturer. The brass industry throughout the world depends on recycling to survive, since making brass from new copper and zinc would be uneconomical. Its extremely low use of new raw materials mean that brass is widely considered to be a sustainable metal.