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Ethical Sourcing

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Conflict-free diamonds & ethical sourcing

At Wharton Goldsmith, we’re committed to the ethical production of handcrafted jewellery. We believe that you deserve to know where we source our materials, whether you’re purchasing a unique Christopher Wharton design or are having a family heirloom repaired at our workshop.

You can rest assured that all of our materials are responsibly sourced. From our recycled precious metals that feed into our support of sustainability in the jewellery industry to our conflict-free diamonds.

Recycled precious metals

We understand the environmental cost of mining for precious metals and consequently are committed to their recycling. In practice, this means we provide a gold and platinum refining service.

You give us your unwanted gold or platinum jewellery and we will melt it down and refine in on-site at our St. Albans workshop. These precious metals can then be reused in the creation of bespoke jewellery in the skilled hands of our expert goldsmiths and master jewellers.

Conflict-free diamonds

We are proud to be a part of the Kimberly Process, a worldwide commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain by ensuring diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards.

This means we never buy diamonds from unknown online sources and instead only buy from official Diamond Trading Company sightholders; that is, companies on the De Beers Global Sightholder Sales's (DBGSS) list of authorised bulk purchasers of rough diamonds.

The De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company and its diamonds are all certified as conflict-free. As such the De Beers Group fully supports the Kimberley Process.

Our promise to you

When you choose Wharton Goldsmith, you’ll get more than a timeless piece of jewellery and a highly personalised service. You’ll also be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the production of your jewellery meets the highest ethical standards in the industry today.

We are proud to be a part of the Kimberly Process, a worldwide commitment to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain.

This means we only buy from official DTC sightholders and never from unknown online sources that every single diamond featured in our jewellery collection is conflict-free.

The Kimberley Process are in place to guarantee that diamonds are mined and shipped according to certain ethical standards.

With Wharton Goldsmith, you not only walk away with a timeless piece of jewellery but with peace of mind too.

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customers

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS
TRAVEL TO US

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"I have received excellent customer service from Wharton Goldsmith after having three pieces of jewellery commissioned. My ideas for a ring, earrings and pendant designs were extremely well interpreted. All valuations were received in a timely manner and I would recommend Wharton to friends and colleagues."

Mrs. Karen Lewis

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"I was so pleased when Wharton goldsmith said they could replicate my wedding ring from silver to platinum.
Wharton's service was so professional. They are so polite and very patient.

My platinum wedding ring is spectacular and very, very well made. I am so pleased I chose Whartons."

Mr. Manuel Gomez

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"I was recommended Wharton Goldsmith through a good friend who has used them multiple times over the years. I would not hesitate to do the same. I designed an engagement ring from scratch with Sam’s help, the service was outstanding from day 1 and the ring was perfect! We then got 2 wedding rings made, again extremely pleased! The entire process was flawless and I couldn’t be happier! I look forward to using them in the future! Highly recommend!"

Mr. Tom Bristow

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"Professional and friendly service and outstanding workmanship. You get what you pay for."

Sam Carr

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"The staff are very helpful and the jewellery is well crafted. I am very pleased with the service and my jewellery."

Mrs. S Leeming

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"Wharton Goldsmith are an excellent family business. I have bought many items from them over the years and had several bespoke pieces made. On every occasion I have been delighted with both the quality of the workmanship and the service I received."

Anonymous

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"Excellent. Went in to have my wedding ring checked as diamond was loose. Friendly and helpful, lovely repair and clean...and a new box! A reasonable charge as well.

I completely adore my Christopher Wharton rings, I have an engagement and diamond wedding band. Perfect. Thank you x"

Anonymous

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"We have used Wharton three times recently for repairs and resizing of rings. Each time the service has been impeccable and the standard of repair faultless. The shop staff are very patient and very knowledgeable, explaining the pros and cons of different options, and the prices have been reasonable. The workshop staff produce a faultless product, on one occasion meeting a tight time request."

Mr. R Bolt

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"I can wholeheartedly recommend Whartons for extra personal customer service, extensive product knowledge and care with a wonderful on-site workshop."

Mrs. Sacha Cole

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"It is always a pleasure to deal with Wharton Goldsmith. The staff are very welcoming, always professional and the quality of their work outstanding. I have had jewellery made, purchased jewellery, had rings sized and items valued. On each occasion I have been extremely happy with the service and quality of work received."

Mrs. N Johnstone

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