Gold mining is an environmentally destructive process that disposes toxic waste such as cyanide, lead and mercury into local water sources. Gold mines are also linked to poor working conditions and low safety standards. In an effort to limit the significant ecological damage and human toll caused by gold mining procedures and reduce the demand for the dirty mining process, MONIQUE PÉAN exclusively uses 18 carat recycled gold and recycled platinum in its fine jewelry pieces. The recycled gold used in MONIQUE PÉAN jewelry is identical in quality to newly mined gold and comes from a number of different sources, including existing jewelry. MONIQUE PÉAN is a supporter of the No Dirty Gold campaign.