“Our mission is to get more customers know what is important to look for when buying a piece of jewelry”

Mélanie Pigeaud is a brand, based in Amsterdam, that is born out of the search for minimalistic and sturdy jewelry made from recycled gold and silver and made under fair conditions. Unfortunately Mélanie Pigeaud could not find a handcrafted and sustainable jewelry brand with designs that are telling the story of the industry.  So she decided to make it herself, she calls them the heroes.

Our mission is to raise the awareness to know the story behind a piece of jewelry. Mélanie Pigeaud noticed a lack of knowledge about the background of jewelry while this has been a rare and imbalanced industry for centuries. Our ambition is not to change the industry as a whole but to raise the awareness so that a customer considers the story behind a piece of jewelry before buying it.  Almost every piece of Mélanie Pigeaud is made out of recycled gold and/or silver. In this way we try to minimize our footprint on the industry.

We call our jewelry pieces ‘heroes’: The word ‘heroes’ refers to the mine workers in the gold and silver mines across the world. Mélanie Pigeaud truly sees them as heroes, they work so hard (under such bad working conditions) to find the best gold and silver in the world. They need to get a voice. Our designs tell the story that the mine workers can not tell the world. Please follow us in this journey and become aware of the importance of wearing sustainable jewelry. Do not shut your eyes for the story behind a long-lasting and meaningful piece of jewelry.