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Good Gold

The medallion from Douze Paris to benefit the Aïda charity. Photo Courtesy Douze Paris. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — It is a shiny medallion made of 18 carat recycled gold and set off with a bright red ruby. The medallion has been brought out by the young Parisian jewelry house of Douze Paris, founded in 2017 and committed to making sustainable jewelry. The medallion, which will be available for three months starting February 14th, is more than a talisman or ornament. All of the profits from its sale will be donated to the French charity Aïda, which works to help young people with cancer.

The medallion from Douze Paris to benefit the Aïda charity. Photo Courtesy Douze Paris. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The highly original house of Douze Paris is a house of fine jewelry making based in the Marais neighborhood of Paris. The company works only with recycled 18 carat gold and carefully sourced gems and stones. All of the jewelry is made in Paris by highly specialized craftsmen. This is « slow » jewelry at its finest. Customers often need to wait for a piece as they are made to order so as to avoid overproduction and a dormant stock. The decision to use only recycled gold is rooted in the house’s ideal of not extracting from the earth given extraction methods and the conditions of miners. The house was founded by Hermine Sacau, an entrepreneur and gemologist.
©The Gourmet Gazette
https://associationaida.org/
https://www.douze-paris.fr/

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