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Responsible and Beautiful!
Hoover & Strong has provided socially and environmentally-responsible products and services for over 103 years. We believe it is our moral obligation to continually respect basic human rights around the world and to protect the environment by conserving energy and recycling.
One way we do this is by creating responsible Harmony recycled precious metal jewelry products.
Harmony - The Responsible Choice! Hoover & Strong helps jewelers around the world create the most responsible and beautiful, eco-friendly jewelry possible! Our Harmony recycled precious metal jewelry products paired with Harmony recycled diamonds or responsibly-sourced diamonds or gemstones make for beautiful and harmonious collaborations. We offer more than 30,000 eco-friendly products to choose from — from mill products to finished bridal jewelry!
Buy Harmony recycled metal products today and create the most responsible, eco-friendly jewelry in the history of this industy!
Learn how to get listed as a Harmony Authorized Retailer or Partner on our website!
All Harmony recycled precious metals at Hoover & Strong including gold, platinum, palladium and silver are 100% recycled. When it is necessary to obtain recycled metal from other sources, we buy metal from other earth-friendly refineries that, like us, only use recycled metal. We require any secondary refinery to provide in writing, full disclosure of their metal sources.
Harmony Recycled Metals were originally certified by SCS Global Services in 2009. We are audited every year by SCS, and have received the renewal certficates for 100% Recycled Precious Metals every year since then.*
*A small percentage of chains and findings are not made in-house. These findings and 24k grain are not recycled and are not part of the HARMONY brand. View list.
Beginning in April 2012, SCS Global Services, a globally-recognized independent third party sustainability expert, certified us as a "Responsible Source" refiner. We continue to receive the renewal certifications for Responsible Source every year.
Search our database of over 8,000 certified loose diamonds, all of which are conflict-free and come from sources that are full participants in the Kimberley Process Certification System. This process, created to eliminate the flow of "conflict or blood diamonds", requires participating countries to tightly control the import and export of rough diamonds and to establish control systems over their private sectors that trade in rough diamonds.
Our customers now have the option of searching our Harmony Diamonds collection which includes recycled diamonds AND Canadian diamonds. Our recycled diamonds are the ultimate eco-friendly diamonds, as they do not cause destruction to our Earth and the Canadian diamonds are mined, cut and polished in the Canadian North and are subject to strict standards set out by the Government of the Northwest Territories that protect the Arctic environment and the mine workers as well.
We also offer diamond melee that is 100% recycled. This saves on energy and water usage as well as emissions and has a lower impact on the environment to name a few benefits. The melee is painstakingly cleaned, sorted and graded in house to insure the quality and value is everything you come to expect from Hoover & Strong. View our inventory of Harmony Diamonds and match them up with any of our Harmony precious metal products to create beautiful, eco-friendly jewelry for your customers.
Learn more about our Loose Diamond Program.
Our "GREEN" Processes
Hoover & Strong is fully committed to recycling and protecting the environment in every way possible. Our facility is operated at the highest standards in the industry and we expect no less from our vendors and suppliers. Throughout the Hoover & Strong factory, we’ve instituted internal processes that re-use materials and conserve energy.
In the Mill and Jewelry Division:
- All clean manufacturing scrap from our operations is re-melted.
- Floor sweeps, sink sludge and mixed scrap are all refined.
- Cooling water from casting and melting is re-circulated within the plant.
- All copper and brass is recycled from the tool and die department.
In the Refining Division:
- A newly developed gold refining process reduces the quantity of waste products generated per ounce recovered by 75%.
- A newly developed platinum and palladium refining process reduces the quantity of waste products generated per ounce recovered by 60%.
- All furnace and chemical exhaust fumes are processed through a scrubber system that removes all harmful particulates, cleaning the air before it is released into the environment.
- The water treatment facility removes all harmful materials from our waste water before it is evaporated. Absolutely no waste water is discharged into the environment.
- All cooling water for our refining smelting furnaces is provided by a fully recycled, no-loss water cooling system.
Embracing The Future
As Hoover & Strong continues to grow and embrace our future, we hope you support our heartfelt endeavors to make socially and environmentally-responsible choices. In the jewelry industry where a large portion of products come from the Earth, Hoover & Strong believes that recycling metal is one of the most important steps we can take in protecting our environment.
Another Way Hoover & Strong is Making a Difference
In 2014, Hoover & Strong, along with Ethical Metalsmiths, brought certified Fairmined gold to the U.S. for the very first time! We have now expanded our offerings to include Fairmined gold and silver.
When placing your order for casting grain, sheet or wire, you can choose the Harmony Fairmined option. Fairmined Contract Casting is also offered. Buying Hoover & Strong's Fairmined products is a responsible alternative to purchasing Harmony recycled metal products and helps thousands of artisanal miners, their families and their communities that are in need.
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