Dell Is Transforming Gold from Old Motherboards into Jewelry

It may not keep you up at night, but many of us are concerned about how our old electronics are affecting the environment. Fortunately, Dell and jewelry Nikki Reed have teamed up to come up with a new use for old Dell electronics – and that is to recycle them into jewelry.

To that effect, Dell is taking gold recovered from their old motherboards and recycling it to create a jewelry collection.

“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,” said Nikki Reed, co-founder of Bayou with Love. “By recycling gold that was once considered ‘waste,’ Dell and I are working to create an environment where we continuously reuse resources and strive for zero waste.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve come across recycled electronics being transformed into jewelry, but it’s the first time we’ve seen a major computer manufacturer partake in the process. 

The Circular Collection by BaYou, and all of its items are affordable, with nothing costing over $100. The collection includes 14 and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks.

In addition to this new jewelry collection, Dell has pledged to recycle 100 million pounds of recycled waste into their product portfolio by 2020. The first product they’ll be manufacturing using recycled gold from used electronics will be the Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 which goes on sale this March.


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Helena Stone
Noticing that there was a void of female influence in the technology blogosphere, Helena started Chip Chick in 2004. The site grew to become the no 1. tech site for women, which she ran as Editor-in-Chief until 2017. A native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU. Helena has been featured on MSNBC, Wired, ABC News, People Style & Watch, Time Magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, and other major news outlets. And when she is not busy testing out new gear, she can be found trotting the globe, looking for the next hot gadget.