Transparency. Community. And You.
We are a small but mighty team here at Rebecca Overmann, and each of us are dedicated to crafting precious objects that celebrate true love. Throughout this creative process we strive to build lasting relationships along the way, whether this be with suppliers, peers or you. In our opinion community is the root of sustainability.
Our aspiration is to create distinctive pieces that fully represent our unique clients from the classic to the progressive. We invite you to browse our designs, or encourage you to connect with us to begin your unique project.
All the metals we use in casting originate from a domestic refiner which is 100% recycled. Today the majority of fine gold available to small jewelers in the U.S. is recycled from a variety of sources ranging from electronics to antique jewelry pieces. Gold casting is done in-house, in turn we limit transportation and shipping leaving a smaller footprint. Waste is also reduced as we are able to reuse most of the metal without additional processing.
We source a variety of antique stones from trusted partners. Some of these beautiful cuts include, Old Mine, Old European, Transitional, and Crown Jubilee. Antiques have a unique provenance often with a wonderful story adding to the romance of each piece. Today it is virtually impossible to determine the exact origins of diamonds, and most polished and cut stones are over 100 years old, but sourcing these antique stones do lessen environmental impact.
Today there are various sources for responsibly mined diamonds. Canada, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa have all taken steps to minimize environmental degradation. Communities around the world have also utilized revenue to strengthen national educational and healthcare programs. Specifically in Canada, programs have recently been developed to support women in mining. Scholarships for economically underprivileged women pursuing STEM careers have also been established and funded by the Canadian diamond industry. In Botswana, universal primary schooling has been implemented with diamond revenues, beyond primary school 95% of education is funded by government initiatives. The Namibian Ministry of Health has partnered with large diamond companies to develop national awareness programs in the treatment of HIV and AIDS to include free counseling and testing. As the list continues, it is important to note mining practices have changed dramatically over the past few years, with the implementation of higher industry standards. As a consumer today you have the tools to make informed diamond sourcing choices.
Numerous marketing terms have developed over the last few decades to sell customers “eco-friendly” and “green” ideologies, but we encourage you to look beyond the chatter and make informed decisions based on your own personal beliefs. We do not label ourselves, just strive to be conscious of each decision our company makes and hopefully leave the world in a better place then we found it!