OUR ITALIAN PRODUCTION FACILITY

MADE IN ITALY

IVI produces everything in a factory located in Arezzo, a beautiful city in Tuscany. Arezzo is historically known for being one of the most important cities in jewelry production. The owner of the factory is Gabriele Veneri. Gabriele is a lifelong metal manufacturer, second generation to his father Carlo Veneri who has been a pioneer in the industry.

 

What materials we use.

Rhodium plated sterling silver. This is 925 sterling silver plated with Rhodium. Rhodium finishes can greatly enhance the appearance and longevity of the sterling silver. Rhodium belongs to the platinum group of metals. As an expensive metal only a thin plate is applied to reduce the amount of metal in the jewel. If not subject to excessive friction and wear, rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry will retain it's look indefinitely. It looks like white gold jewelry because white gold is also plated with rhodium.

18K Gold Plated Silver We use 925 Sterling Silver as the base of our jewelry and plate it with 1-2 microns of 18K Gold. We make sure that our plating technique is durable enough to withstand the everyday use of our jewelry pieces.

  

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainability is made up of three pillars: economic, social and environmental

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO US

1. TO MANUFACTURE OUR PIECES IN A FACILITY THAT EMPOWERS AND SUPPORTS ITS LOCAL COMMUNITY: SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY

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    - 61 of the 62 employees live within a 30km radius.

    - Most of the employees have been working on the same facility for numerous years.

    - All outsourced services are done by local businesses.

    - The factory invests in the future of its local industry by organizing workshops and training courses to young students who want to learn about the art of goldsmith.

    - All raw materials are solely sourced from local suppliers.

 

2. TO DESIGN AND PRODUCE COLLECTIONS THAT ARE NEITHER SHORT-TERM NOR SEASONAL, ALLOWING OUR PIECES TO MAINTAIN THEIR VALUE OVER TIME.

3. TO CREATE OUR PRODUCTS FROM MATERIALS THAT ARE ETHICALLY SOURCED AND ARE NOT DAMAGING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

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    - Precious metals are sourced strictly from local companies that acquire ethical and ecological certifications. This en- sures that the raw materials are 100% ethical; they do not come from a warzone area or from a mine in which, minors are exploited or from places that the environment is not respected.

    - Precious metals are recycled on a daily basis. Our factory has the capability of collecting their daily manufacturing waste, melting it and reproducing it.

    ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLED METAL.

4. TO ACHIEVE QUALITY THROUGH PROCESSES, WHICH ARE NEITHER HARMFUL TO THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM NOR THEY GENERATE EXCESSIVE WASTE.

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    - We are mindful with water.

    - We recycle waste.

    - We do not use any harmful chemicals during production. The factory uses ecological acid for the cleaning of the oxides.

    - We do constant efforts to reduce the plastic consumption. Whenever possible the use of plastic products is being substituted by reusable products.