Momoko Hatano Jewellery - Sustainable And Recycled Jewellery

Momoko Hatano Jewellery

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Location

Sydney, Australia

Price

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Values

  • Artisan Artisan
  • Eco Friendly Eco Friendly
  • Fair Fair
  • Gender Equality Gender Equality
  • Made Locally Made Locally
  • Minimal Waste Minimal Waste
  • Repurpose Repurpose
  • Transparent Transparent

Momoko Hatano Jewellery is the namesake label of Momoko Hatano, a Japanese-born jeweller and designer now based in Sydney, Australia. Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and a wealth of knowledge from her time working under Dinosaur Designs, Momoko is now consciously and slowly crafting everyday fine jewellery with a contemporary twist.

Momoko finds inspiration for her designs in a multitude of places, including in her travels, in everyday objects, in the simplicity of Japanese aesthetics and in the free spirited nature of Australian culture. All of the exquisite pieces are hand-made by Momoko herself in her small Sydney studio, and each is brought to life with recycled metals, including silver and gold, and responsibly-sourced diamonds, pearls and other gemstones.

Let’s talk about s…ilver and gold. The silver and gold used in the Momoko Hatano Jewellery pieces is 75% to 100% recycled, depending on the particular style – the different designs require different processes, so varying amounts of recycled materials are used to create each unique Momoko Hatano piece. Momoko has chosen this path because this ensures the quality of both the metal and the way it was sourced meets Australian standards, and was not taken in an environmentally and socially irresponsible way.

As for the diamonds, because Momoko uses Australian diamonds from WA’s Argyle mines where possible or reclaimed, up-cycled diamonds, they are conflict-free. In Momoko’s opinion, the reclaimed diamonds she makes use of are the most environmentally-responsible, as there was no need for new mines in order to bring them to life. When Momoko cannot source the metals gemstones she needs from Australia, she does so from overseas, though this means she cannot always guarantee their country of origin (although this is a rarity). 

In an effort to minimise wastage and combat mass production, Momoko predominantly adheres to a made-to-order mode of production, and if the jewellery is not made-to-order, it is made in small batches. Momoko ensures she only designs and creates heirloom pieces that will last a lifetime, and that can also be repaired or melted down and reused. What’s more is she also offers a lifetime repair service on each and every one of her pieces, which further shows her commitment to wastage control.

Through her eponymous brand, Momoko Hatano is advocating for a more environmentally and socially responsible jewellery industry, and her made-to-order mode of production, her commitment to using responsibly-sourced and recycled metals and gems, and her desire to introduce a “give back” program into her business model are bright and shining examples of this. 

Want to know where Momoko Hatano Jewellery sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.

Want to know more about Momoko’s journey to creating Momoko Hatano Jewellery? You can do so here.

Momoko Hatano Jewellery founder Momoko Hatano
“As an environmentally conscious brand, things just take longer and cost more to achieve. For instance, the efforts involved in sourcing the right materials can be challenging and expensive, or orders take longer to fulfil as each item is hand made by me, rather than getting them manufactured in bulk. And competing with the average business who don't face these challenges, who can offer products cheaper and faster can be a barrier”.

Momoko Hatano

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