UNAMĒ is using only recycled metals for their jewelry. As a brand they choose silver as the main material of working, as it is resonating the most with their spiritual path.
Nevertheless they create art pieces, especially custom-mades made from old jewelry.
UNAMĒ jewelry is handmade by the two artists behind that brand. They work with sandcasting, wax models and classical goldsmithing techniques. The most interesting part is found in the synthesis of traditional methods with experimental working processes. Guided by the emotions at the moment of creating, brings the UNAMĒ authenticy to each piece and makes them one-of-a-kind.
All our designs are 100% made in our Atelier in Berlin.
Our metal source is a certified silver and gold recycling facility,
Hanauer Schmuckhalbzeug GmbH, located in Hanau, Germany.
Silver in its pure way is extremely soft to be used for jewelry. Therefore it needs to be combined with an alloy. The silver used for jewelry, commonly known as silver 925, contains 925 parts of silver and 75 parts of copper. (thus, the name 925 Silver). It's important to remark that 925 silver and Sterling silver are actually two different names for the same alloy, being equal in every other aspect.
Silver can be recycled numerous times without losing its quality. A process that can be repeated forever. Only after an extensive amount of times of melting silver to be recycled is needed a very small amount of fresh silver for the quality to remain untouched. This makes Silver an incredibly sustainable material.
Silver is completely hypoallergenic and no Nickel is part of its alloy.
Gold (333, 585, 750)
This Material is the most expensive and considered to be the most refined one for jewelry production.
Gold, you can have in different alloys. 8k, 14k and 18k.
Depending on the alloy, you get a specific color. The most common alloy for a strong yellow color is 18k. This alloy consist out of 750 parts of gold combined with 250 parts of silver and copper, equally divided.
The parts are always counted from 1000 (100%). Because of that, in Germany the 18k gold is mostly known as 750 gold.
Like the silver, all the other metals UNAMĒ works with are certified recycling products from the Scheideanstalt in Hanau.
Recycle & transform
Custom-mades out of old jewelry from our customers, is a beautiful process of transformation and purification through fire. Through this old memories are given second lifespan.
Using fire for the melting process purifies the old memories and cleanses the energies of the jewelry and thus create space for the newcoming.
UNAMĒ as Goldsmith Atelier only uses recycled metals.
The recycling facility is a certified and verified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council `RJC/CoC` and is committed to
- conflict-free, precious metal processing company
- social, ecological and economic responsibility according to the self-imposed by the ´Fachverband Edelmetalle e.V.´ laid down `Code of Conduct`
- comply with basic ethical and environmental guidelines.