Dell Teams Up With Jeweller To Make Recycled Gold Jewellery

Recycling and upcycling are both big themes at the moment, with more and more of us looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and live a more sustainable life.

Computing giant Dell has been a proponent of a circular economy for some time, and now its latest project is showing just how much can be achieved by recycling old pieces of tech.

Dell has worked with jewellery firm Bayou with Love, which was co-founded by actress and activist Nikki Reed, to create a stunning collection of jewellery made from the gold recycled from computer motherboards.

The collection features earrings, cufflinks and rings, all in 14 or 18 carat gold and created in a process that the firm states has a 99 per cent lower environmental impact than mining gold.

Ms Reed commented: “Bayou with Love was created to bring greater awareness to the human impact on our planet and show that beautiful items can come from sustainably sourced and recycled materials.”

Their example may encourage you to look for items you can upcycle – do you have any old pieces of jewellery in your own collection that could do with a bit of attention? If you want to change their look – or just bring them back to their best – making use of a gold plating service could be a great option.

Of course, when it comes to gold plating you’re not just limited to jewellery. It can be a great way to make a more mundane, everyday object into something of a keepsake. NASA created a golden record that it included in its time capsules in Voyager 1 and Voyager 2.

The reason for gold plating the disc was to protect it on its journey through space, but when it comes to your item, you’re more likely to be gold plating it for aesthetic purposes. In the right frame, a gold record would look great on your wall though.