Starling Jewelry is made with solid 14 karat gold that is made 70-80% recycled metals. Fourteen karat gold is 58% pure gold and 42% additional metals, depending on the color. Adding percentages of additional metals to the pure gold is called alloying and makes the 14k gold strong and wearable for everyday jewelry. Our white 14k gold uses pure gold that is 100% recycled, with 20-30% recycled silver and palladium.
Large-scale gold mining is a dirty and environmentally devastating process. To help save the Earth for future generations, we pledge to use reclaimed or recycled gold. Reclaimed or recycled gold means that each piece is made using metal from previously mined gold, which has been melted down and cleaned.