Growing up in India, Toby discovered his commitment to life in balance. Today TOBY POMEROY™ is a world leader in environmentally sustainable and socially responsible jewelry. The launch of EcoGold and EcoSilver set a new standard, defining ethical luxury in ways never seen previously. Marrying timeless design with social responsibility, TOBY POMEROY jewelry truly makes sustainability beautiful.
Inspired by the patient craftspeople of India and touched by the natural beauty of the environment, Toby became fascinated with nature-influenced design. Today, TOBY POMEROY studio is a handful of young artists who, fascinated with texture and form, live to work with their hands. Their commitment to live, learn and create in harmony has the artisans forging reclaimed and source-certified, Fairmined TRUE GOLD™ metals into graceful forms inspired by the simplicity of nature. While technologies have come and gone in the over forty years that Toby Pomeroy has designed jewelry, his studio continues to pursue the purity of the ancient craft. Like their process, the studio’s designs are timeless, refined and beautiful.
Colored gemstones in TOBY POMEROY jewelry are exclusively sourced from suppliers with transparent supply chains. These exquisite precious and semi-precious gemstones are mined and faceted in facilities that pay living wages, and promote the health and safety of all workers.
Diamonds in EcoGold and EcoSilver products are guaranteed to be conflict free, while all diamonds in the TRUE GOLD™ engagement rings are Canadian. Furthermore, each TRUE GOLD™ diamond larger than 1/100th of a carat are certified and laser inscribed.
In 2006 Toby Pomeroy sparked a revolution in the jewelry industry when he made a conscious decision to stop contributing to the massive environmental and social disasters caused by the precious metals mining industry by creating a line of recycled metals.It all began while Toby was fly fishing for steelhead in a favorite Oregon coastal river, and had a thought: Why not ask my refiner to purify previously used scrap gold and silver separately from newly mined metals, then create jewelry from these reclaimed metals, giving my clients ethically sourced gold and silver?
He called Torry Hoover of Hoover & Strong refiners who, after some deliberation, accepted the request. With this simple pact of co-operation, reclaimed gold and silver had become a reality!
Toby’s intention was to give designers, manufacturers and retailers reclaimed EcoGold and EcoSilver that they could feel good about and be proud of and, most importantly, put pressure on the mining industry, sending them a message that the world cares and is watching how they’re treating the planet and its people. The result was EcoGold and EcoSilver, a breakthrough in 2006 and now well-established choices in sustainable jewelry.