Material footprint

Objects need to be looked at with fresh eyes. At Westhill, we believe that people can be challenged to appreciate an objects' materials and where they come from. The details, the form, the traces of different production techniques, and the meticulous refinement that goes into the process.

We would like to instill the idea that the source of a product can be having an effect on the world that we live in. Quality, both of material and of it's source, is something that we believe should be appreciated and sought out.

Our commitment is to work with local, trusted suppliers who share our values of environmentally conscious production. Our high-grade materials are mostly from recycled products and are not mined. In Australia, there is enough Silver and Gold within the circular economy that there is little need to mine for more and put further strain on the Earth's natural resources. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about other continents in the world where small-scale gold mining accounts for a large portion of global mercury pollution. Highlighting the need for conscious decisions from consumers about their product choices.

Building on this notion of the circular economy, we aim to create timeless pieces for customers to cherish and collect for a lifetime. All Westhill items are solid material, with no plating, meaning that they will maintain their original appearance through generations if cared for properly. If one day, there is no longer a want for the piece then the material can be returned into the system, refined and re-created into jewellery for the next person to enjoy.