Through a subtle, natural metaphor of linked, gold starfish (cast from real starfish) Catherine Weitzman's My Lucky Stars
jewelry represents the loving bond between a mother and her children (personalized through choice of number of children or
grandchildren). The silver bubble" chain adds another ocean-inspired dimension to the design.
Responsible Business Practices
Catherine Weitzman pays employees a starting wage of $15/hr., which exceeds
Honolulu County's living wage.
- Local (Hawaii State) minimum wage: $9.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Honolulu County: $14.92
paid time off
Their PTO policy depends upon length of employment and status (full or part-time). All employees start with a minimum of 2 weeks PTO and accrue more time off based on the length of their employment and their evaluations. The company is also flexible about granting more unpaid time, as needed. PST is also granted as needed.
recycling primary/secondary materials
They recycle all of their metal, separating "clean metal" (which just gets re-melted) from "dirty metal" (i.e. metal that's been soldered), which gets refined.
The company does not formally track their charitable giving, but meets all our other criteria for responsible business practices.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Sterling silver and 18K gold vermeil—natural source materials.
My Lucky Stars Necklace is packaged in 100% recycled cardboard boxes (made with 90% post-consumer fiber and 10%
pre-consumer fiber), covered with recycled paper. The boxes contain anti-tarnish poly-fill.
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