Look through your jewels! Is there anything that's tarnished or broken? We want to create art with it!
Download, print and fill in our return form here.
Package up your jewels (include the return form) and ship them off. We'll send you a 30% off code!
Watch your recycled jewelry transform into an art piece.
We believe there are no quick fixes to a more sustainable future. We’re here to ask the questions, put in the time, and do the right thing to spark delight in ways that are positively impacting our product, people, and the planet.
In 2021 after completing a deep dive into our sustainability practices and audit of the carbon impact of our business, we walked away with important tools on how to create a more sustainable business. We’ve taken steps to become certified carbon neutral as well as make changes to our processes and mindset on how to approach sustainability everyday.
One area that sparked our imagination was how to address the “end of life” of our products. We saw it as an opportunity to engage with our community about sustainability. We're excited to be sharing this journey with you and hope it inspires you and other businesses to do the work to learn more and do better - one step at a time.
Art: Our Jewelry's Second Life
As part of our goal to create a more sustainable business, we’re exploring ways to design a full lifecycle for our products. Through our Full Circle Artist Program, we want to create dialogue about creativity, art, conscious consumerism, sustainability and more. Our goal is ultimately to keep our jewelry out of the landfill and to inspire art, creativity and dialogue around sustainability.
To do this, we are collaborating with a Canadian artist who will incorporate our jewels into a unique piece of art. We will be sharing with you their process over all our social media channels. This work of art will be auctioned off online this fall with full proceeds being donated to Carbonzero.
Carbonzero has been a North American industry leader in greenhouse gas measurement, reduction, and offsetting solutions for more than 15 years. They work with leading Canadian and international brands to measure their corporate emissions and implement bold and ambitious GHG emissions reduction strategies.
Meet Danielle Kyrsa
When dreaming up this idea, we wanted to handpick our inaugural artist to bring this program to life. Danielle Kyrsa is a Canadian female artist whose past work includes using found or gifted jewelry incorporated into her art pieces.
Defined as collage sculpture, Danielle tells new stories with old images and objects. Having been a fan of her work for years, it felt like kismet that we could work with Danielle! We’re so excited to see what stories she tells with our pieces.
"Broken can be beautiful."
Danielle Krysa is a Canadian artist with a BFA in Visual Arts and a post-grad degree in design. Her combination of found imagery and found objects work together to create a brand new story. Most recently Danielle’s work, both sculptures and mixed media collages, have focused on the idea of looking for beauty and strength, in place of damage and weakness. Broken can be beautiful, trash can be treasure, and a bit of cheeky humor can always be found — you just have to keep your eyes open.
Her work is held in private collections in Canada, Australia, The United States and Europe. Danielle is also the writer behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator, and the author of “Creative Block”, “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”, “A Big Important Art Book – Now With Women”, and her first children’s book, “How To Spot an Artist”.
Keeping up with Danielle
Join us as we document Danielle’s creative process and see recycled Lover’s Tempo pieces evolve into something entirely new before being auctioned in the Fall. We’ll be sharing work in progress updates on our blog and Instagram.
We’re so excited to see our jewelry live on in the form of Danielle’s artwork. From us, to you, to the artist who makes it anew, thank you for being a part of this sustainability journey with us.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Send us your old jewels
The Full Circle Artist Program is an all-encompassing collaboration - and we’d love for you to join us! You can help create a more sustainable future and in the process, contribute to a unique piece of art (how’s that for a win-win?!). We'll also send you a 30% off coupon code once we receive your package.
Do you have a Lover’s Tempo jewelry piece that’s been well-loved? You’re now able to donate aging, tarnished or broken jewelry back to us. Recycle your jewelry via the form below.
What types of items can I send you?
You can send us any broken, tarnished, old or unwanted jewelry!
What will happen to the art piece?
We will be auctioning the art piece off this fall with the full amount raised going to Carbon Zero, our sustainability partner. Sign up for our emails to be notified when this piece will be up for auction.
I'm a wholesale customer, how can I participate?
Yes, we accept items from retailers twice a year (January/July). We will send an email when we are accepting donations for this program. If you're a current account with us, you're already on the mailing list!