Bernhard H. Mayer is more than just a brand – it’s a family.
It is the name of the brand’s founder – Bernhard H. Mayer. He was a brother, a father, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and someone who cared deeply about the world we live in. And he passed this down to his successors. Today we keep his memory alive through our designs and by striving to make our brand fully sustainable.
All of us, including our founder, turned to Mother Nature for inspiration and materials. Everything around us comes from her. Therefore, it only makes sense to do our part to protect her.
Gold is a precious metal found in various parts of the world but obtaining it requires mining, refining, and transporting – all of which harms our planet. However, we can reduce the damage done by using recycled gold – that is gold that has been given new life to reduce the strain on the environment and support human rights.
Purchasing jewellery made with recycled gold does not mean a compromise on quality. You get the same quality as you would when purchasing brand new gold, just with the extra benefit of knowing that your piece is helping to save the planet. We can say this with confidence as our suppliers are Members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) - an international not-for-profit standard and certification organisation that ensures all materials are environment friendly and sourced ethically.
“The Responsible Jewellery Council is a member organisation bringing together companies of all shapes and sizes, from right across the global jewellery and watch supply chain. What unites us is our shared belief that all jewellery should be produced responsibly, without causing harm to people or the planet and that this can only be achieved by working together, and in partnership with others.”
- Responsible Jewellery Council -
Our goal is to use recycled gold across all our collections in strict compliance with the RJC Code of Practice*, a global standard for the jewellery supply chain – from mine to retail. Each piece is designed and crafted with our founder’s legacy in mind, encapsulating our belief that jewellery, luxury, and sustainability can coexist.
* RJC Members only use recycled gold from sources identified by The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).