Eco-friendly gems and metals for your custom design jewelry

You landed here because choosing environmentally friendly gemstones and metals for your custom design jewelry matters.

We get it because it matters to our Scottsdale team too.

As ethically-minded jewelers, we’re proud to be early adopters when it comes to the use of diamond alternatives. For decades we’ve been designing beautifully crafted, highly durable and eco-friendly jewelry at a fraction of the price.

We’ve also witnessed such a growth in popularity. More and more couples are opting for diamond alternatives when designing their engagement rings, especially budget conscious and globally-minded millennials.

When you choose a diamond simulant like moissanite (or lab-grown diamonds), the carbon footprint is considerably less than a mined diamond.

The best part? You don’t have to sacrifice when choosing a diamond alternative. Moissanite goes toe-to-toe with natural diamonds when it comes to durability and brilliance. And lab-grown diamonds are actual diamonds on a molecular level, at a mere fraction of the price!

Diamond alternatives also mean bigger bling. Because these amazing gems are much more affordable, you can create a bigger, blingier dream ring. And who doesn’t want that?

Why choose lab-grown diamonds for your custom design jewelry?

Lab-grown diamonds (which are real diamonds) have considerably less impact on the environment than traditionally mined diamonds.

Lab-grown diamonds use:

  • 50% less energy
  • 85% less water
  • 95% less carbon emissions

And because lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds, expect the same level of brilliance and durability (did we mention at a fraction of the cost?).

We proudly use lab-created diamonds manufactured in the USA, helping both local and national economies.

Moissanite - an ethical and beautiful diamond alternative.

Moissanite is one of our favorite materials to integrate into our designs. It’s not only a highly sculptable gemstone but fiery, brilliant and insanely durable. People who choose moissanite love its eco-friendliness but equally value a “bling experience.”

Why choose moissanite for your custom design jewelry?

Benefits of moissanite include:

Moissanite is highly durable, which means it resists abrasion and scratching, making it a perfect choice for daily wear.

Moissanite is available in a wide range of shapes and sizes:

  • Emerald
  • Heart
  • Round
  • Marquis
  • Oval
  • Square
  • Cushion
  • Pear

Long-lasting brilliance and shine. Moissanite is one of the most brilliant gems and shines on brightly--even after daily wear--year after year.

Recycled metals, as good as gold.

As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, we proudly use recycled gold and other metals in our custom design work.

Gold and other metals are refined in order to remove impurities. Since gold and silver are elements, they are the same in the pure form-, regardless of the source. There is absolutely no difference in the quality of the product you buy.

But there is a difference in how you feel purchasing it. It’s good to know that your jewelry purchase did not harm the ecosystem and you’re doing your part for our delicate green planet.

Repurposed gems and jewelry (everything old is new again).

Our Scottsdale team especially loves repurposing jewelry, a trend that continues to rise in popularity. And it’s easy to see why. Couples can recreate a piece of family jewelry to their own liking, while still maintaining its rich history.

If you have a piece of family jewelry you want transformed to fit your tastes, talk to us. We can give your old jewelry a whole new look.

We make jewelry you can feel good about.

Gems last. And jewelry lasts. In a disposable world, buying an everlasting gem or a precious piece of jewelry is meaningful and sustainable, especially if you pass your jewelry on to others.

We are proud ethical jewelers with decades of experience. We know how to source the best eco-friendly jewelry materials and create it into a work of art. Contact us for more information.

Do you have any questions or suggestion?

Get in contact with Joe, Margie or Jennifer for expert help.

Joseph Schubach Jewelers
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