Dedicated to Sustainable Resources and Preserving our Coral Reefs
Despite - or perhaps because of- its beauty, nobody can ignore that coral is in danger and preservation of coral reefs is essential.
GURHAN is dedicated to protecting the integrity of our earth’s natural resources. Sustainable, ethical sourcing is a top priority and a cornerstone of our decisions as to where and from whom we acquire our materials, whether diamonds or precious stones, gold or coral.
Where, then, does GURHAN coral come from and why are we featuring it in a collection this season ?
More than 20 years ago, concerned for the future of our reefs, GURHAN made the decision to cease the purchase of coral and since that time we have made only limited, intermittent releases of One-of-a-Kinds utilizing the small stock of coral carried over from the past. This season we are using the final pieces of our vintage coral in a collection that is a tribute to the splendor of nature. Following this limited release, we will not be producing any future coral collections as a commitment to preserving our precious resources.
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Tens of thousands of marine species live part of their lives on coral reefs. Coral reefs cover less than 0.2% of our oceans, but they contain 25% of the world’s marine fish species!