environmental statement


Our Environmental statement

Almost all of Argenton Design jewellery is made in Australia, for our chains we use small company who manufacture in Melbourne, for our castings we use Sydney based company Chemgold who use ethically bought or recycled gold, and has a low impact environmentally in their casting procedure- please see below 

 all Precious stones and diamonds are sourced from trusted partners who guarantee their product to be from legitimate sources and conflict free


Chemgold Ethical Responsible Practises 

At Chemgold we pride ourselves on the highest level of quality and the low impact we make on the environment compared with any other casting houses in the country.

In terms of ethical practises, we can guarantee that the gold we use is either from our refinery which processes jewellers scrap or fresh metal from Australian mines or reputable bullion dealers in Australia or Europe.

In terms of our precious metal casting we can assure our customers that we utilise all current recycling methods available in the market.

Please see the brief description of what we do.

A wax model is obtained either from injection into a rubber mould, custom-made by carving or

3D Printed. The wax or resin are sprued and fused onto a rubber base, called a "Sprue base". Then a metal flask, which resembles a short length of steel pipe that ranges roughly from 1.5 to six inches tall and wide, is put over the Sprue base and the waxes. Most Sprue bases have a circular rim which grips the standard-sized flask, holding it in place. Investment (refractory plaster) is mixed and poured into the flask, filling it. It hardens, then is burned out in a lost wax kiln. Casting is usually done straight from the kiln either by centrifugal casting or vacuum pressure casting.

Chemgold has taken every measure to protect its staff and the environment by importing Kilns from Japan and Germany which are state of the art. These furnaces are built into an exhaust

system which has an After Burner and advanced technology which realizes complete non-smell and non-pollution from the furnaces itself or from the exhaust. Chemgold has taken an extra precaution by means of steam dewaxing. This means that we remove the wax by boiling water in a steam chamber and removing it before loading the flasks into these furnaces. This helps us maintain a very low impact on the environment.

The slurry waste from investing and casting is filtered so that none of it ends up in the sewerage system and is collected yearly by a specialized environmentally friendly company.

Chemgold has been in business for over 30 years and we have never had any issues with health and safety or environmental issues. Chemgold employs Veolia Australia to look after our waste management and recycling. We pride ourselves on looking after the environment and constantly find ways in improving our working procedures.