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Die wahren Kosten bei Maren Jewellery

The true costs at maren jewellery


Could our jewelry be cheaper?

This question may sound simple at first glance, but it opens the door to deeper reflections on the current situation in the jewelry industry.

Yes, we could definitely offer our jewelry at a lower price. However, this would mean that we would have to forego some of our most important values ​​and principles that we hold particularly close to our hearts:

  • Our pieces of jewelry would no longer be the result of careful handcraft here in Germany.
  • They would no longer be local recycled 18k gold manufactured and would no longer be with us Laboratory diamonds from conflict-free origins.
  • Our sustainability claim both at... Packaging as well as shipping would suffer.
  • There would no longer be as much love, dedication and individuality flowing into our design as it currently does Helge Maren happens.
  • Our efforts to offset carbon emissions and initiatives like this Earthbeat Foundation support would not be forthcoming.
  • And finally we could our partner no longer pay fairly and no longer encourage conscious and careful purchasing decisions.

We think it's important to stick to these values, even if it means higher prices. Ultimately, lowering our prices would just mean that someone else would have to bear the costs.

Cost distribution in the jewelry industry

Unfortunately, in the jewelry industry, it is the people at the bottom of the supply chain who pay the price for cheaper products. These are underpaid miners and children who work in dangerous conditions and are exposed to harmful chemicals on a daily basis. They are factory workers who are overworked and exploited. These are children who work in stone cutting factories and sacrifice their childhood. And then there are the devastating environmental impacts, such as land degradation, deforestation, mercury poisoning, water pollution, and the illegal trade in precious metals and diamonds that supports conflict.

Fast fashion jewelry may be more affordable for consumers in the short term, but the true cost that other people and our environment pay for it is immeasurably high. At Maren Jewelery we don't just want to sell jewellery; For us it is about putting quality and responsibility at the center of our work.

Founder Helge Maren Hauptmann says: „We guarantee holistic sustainability“. That's not just a statement: we at Maren Jewelery promise that our jewelry is more than a consumer product. It is a statement for quality, sustainability and fairness.

Price breakdown at maren jewellery

Using the Drops of Memoirs trailer, we have broken down for you which factors go into the prices of our products.n.

Anhand eines Kettenanhängers zeigen wir przentual auf, welche Bestandteile in unsere Preise einfließen

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Design (10%): Every piece of jewelry you find with us was designed by Helge Maren Hauptmann, founder and studied jewelry designer. She puts a lot of love and time into the creation of each design to ensure that the final pieces not only look beautiful, but are also long-lasting and timeless. Even during the design process, we consider how our pieces of jewelry can be recycled in the future in order to conserve resources.n.

Product development & impact analysis (5%): We don't simply look for the cheapest materials, we invest time and effort to find suppliers with transparent supply chains. We want to ensure that everyone along our chain of effectiveness is paid fairly and uncompromisingly shares our commitment to sustainable production. That’s why we put a lot of effort into researching and vetting new partners.

Material (20%): We use sustainable materials such as recycled 18k gold, recycled sterling silver and lab diamonds of the highest purity. We ensure that our materials are not only ethical and environmentally friendly, but also of the best quality.

Production, craft & manufacturing (15%): Our jewelry is made by hand, carefully thinking through every step. Every detail is checked to ensure the highest quality. We pay fair prices to our manufacturing partners to ensure high quality and sustainability.

Packaging (6%): Our packaging is environmentally friendly and does not use plastic. They are made of recyclable materials and are mostly made in Germany.

Logistics & Shipping (5%): We're investing more than usual in shipping to ensure your jewelry arrives safely. . 

Donations (4%): We donate 3% of our profits to the Earthbeat Foundation and offset 100kg of CO2 for every piece of jewelry sold to minimize our environmental footprint.

Taxes & other charges (23%): We make our contribution to society by paying taxes and duties.

Profit (12%): Our profits go towards paying salaries, operating costs, rent and marketing campaigns, which enable us to continue producing high-quality jewelry and sharing our passion for design and quality with you.

Our Price, Your Contribution

We hope this shows: With Maren Jewelery you don't just wear jewelry, but above all values. Our claim to act sustainably and assume social responsibility is reflected in each of our pieces of jewelry. By wearing our pieces, you too are contributing to a more sustainable future.

As Orsola de Castro said: Demand quality not only in the products you buy, but also in the lives of the people who make them..“

We want you to know what you are buying with a piece of jewelry from us: sustainability, quality and social responsibility. We would like to make the future a little better with you and are very grateful to you for your support and your conscious decision.

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Frequently asked questions about our pricing structure

What are the prices at Maren Jewellery?

The prices at Maren Jewelery are made up of several key factors. Our jewelry represents quality, sustainability and social responsibility and these values ​​are reflected in our prices. They include the cost of high-quality materials such as recycled gold and lab diamonds, careful handwork, fair compensation for partners, environmentally friendly packaging and donations to the Earthbeat Foundation. Our profit goes back into ensuring quality, sustainable production and marketing support for our passion for design and quality.

Which sustainable materials does Maren Jewelery use?

We use recycled 18k gold, recycled sterling silver and the highest quality lab-grown diamonds. Our materials are ethical and environmentally friendly without compromising on quality.

How does Maren Jewelery promote social responsibility?

We ensure that there is fair pay and transparent working conditions throughout our entire supply chain. This means that our partners are paid fairly and work under safe conditions.

Why is Maren Jewelery’s design unique?

Every piece of jewelry at Maren Jewelery is designed by our founder and studied jewelry designer, Helge Maren Hauptmann. She attaches great importance to timeless and long-lasting design, which also takes into account the possibility of recycling the jewelry in the future.

How can I be sure that Maren Jewelery is actually sustainable?

At Maren Jewelery we believe in transparency. We publish detailed information in our journals or our sustainability report about our materials, production methods and donations to ensure that the sustainability of our brand is understandable for you.

Written By Helge Maren

Helge Maren, the designer behind Maren Jewellery, combines her deep passion for jewelery with impressive expertise. Her texts reflect her dedication to the timeless, luxurious jewelry aesthetic and a forward-looking sustainable lifestyle that characterize Maren Jewelry.

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